Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.
Once a form of camouflage, the low-maintenance khaki pant has found its place in contemporary wardrobes, taking on modern silhouettes and details that suit a multitude of busy lifestyles. No longer restricted to the quintessential "safari or utilitarian" cuts, khakis can align with just about any kind of personal style, from utterly classic to preppy to outdoorsy. Thanks to their neutral hue, a wide range of khaki tones are perfectly suited for free-spirited summertime prints and light-hearted accessories. Pair a relaxed drawstring style with your favorite tee and sneaker, or slip into a high-rise, wide-leg version styled with a breezy camisole and ballet flats. Next time you instinctively reach for a pair of old jeans, take a chance on a khaki. Ahead, our favorites to chose from.
The drawstring closure and pockets make this khaki pant the perfect fashion-meets-function contender.
These classic high-waisted, pleated trousers have a cropped ankle, ideal for showcasing your favorite summer shoes.
Stay cool, yet pulled-together with these pants made from 100 percent linen.
Crafted from organic cotton, these relaxed fit pants pair with casual-wear and office attire.
Accomplish a perfectly polished look in these high-waisted khakis. Style them belted and tucked into a crisp white or blue button-down.
Modeled after J.Crew's popular boyfriend silhouette, these slightly slouchy khakis are the comfy trouser alternative to a played-out pair of leggings or sweatpants.
These classic khaki trousers have a subtle sewn-in belt that will help showcase your favorite top.
This high-waisted cargo pant khaki version is made of soft, stretch-infused denim so you won't dread putting them on.
Look effortlessly chic in these wide-leg khakis. Pair them with a heeled loafer and a shrunken jacket or lightweight cardigan.
Details like strategically placed patch pockets and contrast stitching keep these khakis unique, yet versatile.