Remember just last fall when the fashion crowd was filling their closets with the color brown, surprisingly enough? Well, there's a new "ugly" color in town, which is pretty much brown's summer-friendly little sister: taupe, also commonly referred to as khaki. We alerted you about the "ugly" khaki pant trend that celebs and street style stars first started endorsing a few months ago, after it was all over the S/S 17 runways. Now, we can say with confidence that the trend has blown up and infiltrated both the market and, subsequently, the fashion crowd's closets.
When you hear the word "taupe," the first thing that probably comes to mind (besides "ugly") is "blah." It doesn't have the freshness of white or the richness of camel, but for some reason, wearing it in 2017 just feels unexpected and cool. Not to mention the fact that it's a neutral that looks good with literally every other color on the planet—yes, even its "ugly" color compadre brown.
Keep reading for a little "ugly" taupe styling inspiration and shop the coolest pieces on the market.
Believe it or not, khaki shorts are chic now.
This linen dress might give your favorite white dress a run for its money this summer.
We'll be taking this on every road trip for the foreseeable future.
Of course Zara is in the know about the trend.
Reigning It-bag alert!
The look of a skirt with the ease of trousers.
Khaki skinny jeans? Sign us up.
A cinched waist ensures that this cargo jacket is as flattering as possible.
We love a good sculptural block-heel style.
These wallet-friendly pants have sold out multiple times.
We'd wear this with a white bodysuit and denim mules.