Add a splash of color to your khaki-inspired wardrobe with turquoise accents. This color shade has hints of green and blue hues blended to create the vibrant tropical tone. Mixing this lively color with neutral pieces may conjure up images of a color-clashed outfit. However, you can set your worries aside — be bold and dare to wear this blue-hued cousin with your khakis, adding a bit of pizzazz to your neutral ensembles.
Add a dash of color to your khaki bottoms wearing vibrant tops in turquoise shades. This tropical color draws attention to your upper half. If you are pear shaped — narrow shoulders and wider hips — use the color to detract from your bottom and shift the focal point to your shoulders and neckline. Apple-shaped ladies — wide upper body and chest with small hips — can wear turquoise V-neck blouses with significant drape that do not hug the midriff. You can also sport these fashionable top styles with form-fitting khaki pants or show off your shapely legs with skirts or shorts.
Flip the Color Switch
If you have fallen in love with aquatic-tone color schemes, neutralize your ensemble with khaki-colored picks. Tone down a turquoise dress wearing a fabric-covered belt in an earthy, khaki hue. Sport this sash-like accent cinched around your waist or loosely over your hips. If you are going for a monochromatic look, mix turquoise shades with different hues of teal and peacock. Since these tones do not have to match exactly, your khaki belts or sashes can break up the color scheme. Wear this vivacious color to the office — a turquoise silk blouse with deep teal pants — by sporting a khaki-colored blazer or structured cardigan and belt to tone down the look.
If you feel addicted to your khakis, add a bit of shoe intensity to your neutral ensemble with turquoise-colored footwear. Create a spring look wearing a printed skirt with khaki and beige motifs and pair it with gladiator-like sandals in turquoise and gold-tone accents. Add a pop of color to your fall ensemble wearing a long-sleeved, shirt-dress style in a khaki shade with ankle booties in a turquoise hue. Choose this footwear option in a suede for a sumptuous, rich look or a textured blue-tint in an animal print.
A Bit of the Tropics
Don’t be afraid to add a bit of the tropics to your fall wardrobe, accessorizing with blue-hued trinkets. Spice up your khaki ensembles with turquoise accessories, including drop or stud-like earrings for an understated, sophisticated look. Whether you fancy turquoise bangles, bracelets or seed-bead necklaces, choose an accessory with gold-tone details as an accent color for your khaki outfit. You can also highlight your makeup with turquoise shades to blend with your khaki ensemble colors. Brighten your face with vacation-inspired colors, blending eyeshadow shades in a neutral palette with turquoise eyeliner and mascara.
References and ResourcesIn Style: Shop by Color: Spring's Freshest Color Combos
In Style: Spring Fashion 2011: 8 Ways to Update Your Spring Wardrobe
Glamour: Brighten Up Your Neutrals With a Touch of Turquoise
Glamour: The Color That Will Be Everywhere This Summer
Oprah: How to Wear the Color of the Season: Teal
Polyvore: What to Wear With Turquoise/Blue Shoes