YES YOU CAN: Wear khaki trousers anywhere

Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how.

If I had to choose just one pair of trousers to keep in my wardrobe, it would be a khaki pair. It’s a colour that suits all and when you find the perfect fit (wide leg, slimline, slouchy…) you can add heels, flats, trainers or a good old dash of metallic to up the versatility ante. Invest well and, trust me, you’ll have found yourself a new wardrobe favourite.

How to wear khaki trousers anywhere

Try anytime chic

Who says slouchy can’t be slick? Just add heels and a pretty top. mage: The style stalker, Aliana Variantza/Bl Aublut-edition.com

A little gilt detail takes daywear smoothly into evening.

Jacket, £249, Hobbs

Top, £24, Next

Trousers, £75, Aligne

Sandals, £59, Charles Keith

Bracelet, £245, Amanda Wakeley

Bag, £25.99, Reserved

Elevate for evening

Long-line, slender-fitting trousers feel instantly smarter.

Blouse, £295, Red Valentino

Trousers, £295, Joseph

Bracelet, £75, Ania Haie

Earrings, £25, Ania Haie

Sandals, £29.99, Zara

Smarten up the everyday

At Nicole Miller, a beautiful blouse and stylish details give khaki that extra polish. Image: The style stalker, Aliana Variantza/Bl Aublut-edition.com

Break up your khaki tones with crisp white.

Jacket, £55, Fat Face

Blouse, £39, Oasis

Trousers, £88, Free People

Sunglasses, £12, Next

Bag, £36, Next

Trainers, £135, Nikki Reed x Loci Wear