Khakis are the ultimate casual outfit staple. Pair them with loafers for business casual, or with canvas sneakers for running errands.

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Wear loafers with your khakis when the occasion is business casual. A rich brown shoe is a stylish contrast for most outfits. Choose black when wearing a black top and belt.

Men: Consider saddle shoes, the sueded oxford, as another business casual option, or for a casual evening out with friends. Match the color of your socks to that of your shoes.

Women: Pair straight-leg pants with low-heeled slide sandals. Wear chunkier shoes, such as clogs, with wider-leg pants. Avoid pumps and strappy sandals, as they’re too dressy for these pants.

Dress your outfit down with a pair of canvas sneakers. Navy is the most popular dark basic, while white and ivory are popular light colors.

Forgo socks or hose with khakis. Bare ankles have become a popular accessory of many khaki wearers. When socks are a must, choose lightweight blends that complement the color of your top.

Tips

  • When your leather shoes get caught in the rain or land in a puddle, blot the excess moisture and air-dry them. Avoid drying them with any heat sources, as this will parch the leather and damage the shoes.