Khaki pants are a wardrobe basic for men, women and children. This versatile style is appropriate for casual wear as well as many dress occasions. Named for the Indian word for tan, the color of dust, and made of natural fibers such as cotton, wool and linen, this garment can vary in color from very light to dark. This style transitions seamlessly through the seasons.
Men’s khaki pants can be dressed up or down, depending on what you wear on top. Designs by Dockers, Tommy Hilfiger, Alfani and more are available. With a navy blazer or a sweater and a tie with dress shoes, this look is appropriate for the office or dress events. Dress the look down with a T-shirt, polo or other casual top and wear with loafers or a pair of leather sneakers. Men can wear most any color socks with this tan color, including black, brown and colors to match the shirt or sweater.
Women’s khaki pants are usually worn more casually than men’s. Designs by Celebrity Pink, Levi’s and others are available. Dress them up with a blouse, sweater or button down. Accessorize with hoop earrings, a pendant necklace and a bracelet. Dress down with a T-shirt, peasant blouse or a tunic. This look calls for stud or drop earrings and a few bangle bracelets. Women can wear this tan color with or without socks or stockings. Black, brown, navy and cream colored socks look especially nice with tan.
Brown belts, handbags, shoes and other accessories pair well with this color, but don’t limit yourself when it comes to color. Tans also coordinate well with red, blue, green, black and most any print. Plaid, argyle and vertical or horizontal stripes all complement this color well. For women, brightly colored scarves are also a great complement to this style.
Boys and girls can wear styles much like their parents. For the kids, choose from top brands like Nautica. Boys can wear the tan color with sneakers, sandals, loafers and most dress shoes. Girls can wear it with sneakers, sandals and flats or Mary Jane shoes. A belt is usually the only accessory needed to tie the look together.
You can find khaki pants for the whole family, along with outfits and accessories every member, at Macy's.