10 Khaki Pants That Deserve to Be Your Go-To Trousers

It's time to embrace the khaki craze.

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Welcome to The Essentials (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) and  (opens in new tab)ballet flats. (opens in new tab) Next time you instinctively reach for a pair of old jeans, take a chance on a khaki. Ahead, our favorites to chose from.

Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.