Khaki trousers

Today this photo we have all seen many times was my source of inspiration. All hail the amazing Ms. Alt.

Emmanuelle Alt

And though I had my heels ready to wear today, after a run yesterday evening, my knees begged me to wear sneakers today.

IMG_0672 IMG_0684Sneakers – Adidas Samoas // Trousers – Zara // T-shirt – Splendid // Jacket – Zara

These khaki utility harems are wonderful but sadly are from Zara last year. But fear not I have found some great alternatives that will allow you to play around with the khaki color trend, while taking you into summer.

These culottes are gorgeous and can be dressed down with sneakers and a black or white tee.

khaki culottesMany of my blogging friends have and love these TopShop distressed utility pants – I love the fit having tried them on the other day in our new store. Again they are great for dressing up or down with sneakers or heels.

relaxed utilityIf you prefer a bit more drape these wrap front joggers are gorgeous.

TopShop joggersA cheaper alternative are these joggers from New Look. At just $36 they are a bargain!

New look joggerI love this pair from Warehouse – a gorgeous drapey fabric and a little dressier than the New Look pair.

WarehouseThese are probably the closest in style that I have found to mine – but with less of a dropped crotch, so I know many of you will prefer these. They have 3% elastane so will have a nice stretch to them

Asos taperedIf you prefer more of a utility trouser here is a great alternative to the distressed TopShop pair.

Asos utilityNow don’t style them like this but these culottes are actually cord so also give a nod to the 70s trend. They are lovely and will be perfect with sandals too in the summer.

Asos culottesFinally if you’re somewhere like Atlanta, where temperatures are already rising, try this linen pair. Gorgeous with a crisp white shirt as shown here, and just $40.

Asos linen


As for my jacket – well I think it might turn into one of those items that many bloggers own – it is gorgeous and I love the cut at the back too. It’s going to be really versatile with jeans and trousers. I am wearing a Large.

ZaraThere you go – now you are all set to work your Emmanuelle inspired looks too!


13 thoughts on “Khaki trousers

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Thank you Fiona! khaki is a great base color instead of denim – I need to add some color like you did the other day!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Thanks Jane! I really enjoyed wearing it too – I love feeling smarter with a jacket – I got several compliments too wearing it 😉

  1. doesmybumlook40 (@doesmybumlook40)

    I swear I commented on this…. GAH! Anyway just to say LOVE this and have caved and ordered the jacket. Had the pic on my blog along with one from V Beckham – a look you would also LOVE – plain grey tee, black blazer and khakis…. Have you seen it? Great minds – although I am totally copying you on the jacket. I love love love it. (hope it loves me.. this things have a habit of going tits up!)

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Yes I have that VB image on my pinterest boards – love it. I think you will love the jacket – it’s a great fabric and feels good quality – unusual for Zara these days!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      These harems are so comfy I love them – I forget about them and love rediscovering them xx

  2. Schoolrunstyle Mum

    Ooooo you are looking good Joanna or should I call you Ms Alt?! Love the military cargo vibe, I have the cargos and stupidly gave my military jacket to the charity shop a couple of months ago….might go hunt it down and re-buy it (a total fashion fail on my part!) you have got your spring summer look pretty much perfected…we will all follow in 4 months (if we are lucky and the sun actually shines here!) xx

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Nooo you gave it away! I am starting to be ever so cautious with my eBaying and charity donations! xx


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