Old Khaki SS19 – Live Free & Chase Down Style Horizons

The new Old Khaki spring/summer range for 2019 will be available in stores and online in October. This year’s collection celebrates the fearless, infectious spirit of the global traveller with wanderlust-inspiring, urban-adapted wardrobe staples that are tailormade for adventuring. Expect fresh new silhouettes and reimagined classics that will take you from hot roof-top shindigs, to sun-drenched days at the beach, and spur-of-the-moment road trips without missing a beat. 

Gear up guys

Setting the stage for a long, zestful summer, the SS19 Old Khaki men’s collection starts off with a colour palette of inviting earth tones and then progresses into brighter hues of coral, navy, aqua and white, ending off with pops of neon at the height of silly season. Tropical and resort-inspired prints appear on shirts, tees and shorts, with paisleys, florals, tie-dye and multi-stripes bringing interesting dimensions across the board. 

Swim shorts come in a wide variety of prints and colours, and longer days call for shorter-length cargo shorts, comfortable elasticated pull-on shorts, as well as linen shorts that can be dressed up with a cool pair of trainers or leather derbies when occasion demands. Denims are trusty companions and are available in a wide range of light and medium washes in various fits from super skinny to regular straight for when the sun goes down and the braais are lit. 

The Old Khaki man’s must-have items for this season include a fresh new range of linen shirts, printed swim shorts, tie-dye tees and tropical printed button-down shirts that can be thrown in a duffel at the drop of a hat to pull together a series of effortless looks on the go. Best of all? With tees from R199, golfers from R399, button-up shirts from R425, shorts from R399 and denims from R550, the Old Khaki look comes with a pretty sweet price tag this season.

Go get it girls

The SS19/20 ladieswear range mixes urban casual items with contemporary interpretations of iconic staples that are easy-going to the core. The range starts off with earthier tones of rust and ochre that feature alongside an inspiring new stone colouration, which is softened by mint, powder-blue, dusty pink and lilac at the height of summer, and moves on to bright and vibrant corals, pinks and greens to ring in the holidays. 

Tropical prints, small- and larger scale florals, tie-dye, polka dots and multi-colour stripes rule the roost and delightful details abound. Think soft peplums on blouses, tie-front features on anglaise shirts, feminine pop-over blouses in plains and prints, wraparound detailing on jump suits and tiered ditsy-print skirts that pair beautifully with a cotton linen tee, sneakers and a visor for a trendy everyday look.  

Look out for linen blend shorts in a variety of colours and prints, a wide assortment of denim and chino shorts in various fabrications, the fresh new Poppi skinny denim in blue, as well as the ultimate white skinny denim in a super-power stretch fabric that walks the fine line between comfort and style. 

The Old Khaki woman’s undisputed must-haves for this season include a jumpsuit, multi-print kimono, tiered maxi dress, interesting graphic tee and a high-waisted button-down skirt that can be dressed up or down for everything from serene strolls along the beach at sunset, to pumping inner-city music festivals. With knit tops from R130, woven tops from R399, tees from R299, shorts from R450, dresses from R550 and denims from R499, the Old Khaki SS19 ladieswear’ collection is all about affordable style.

Put your foot in it

The Old Khaki SS19/20 shoe collection gets down to brass tacks, bringing to the table a core collection of expertly curated summertime must-haves that are sure to stick around for more than just one season. 

Guys can expect to step out in style in casual lace-ups, sport knits in fresh athleisure silhouettes, classic sneakers, and sandals that have been updated in modern colours; while the Old Khaki woman will be making her mark in retro runners, a variety of espadrilles with jute detailing, ultra-comfortable mules in prints and plains, and minimalist sandals.

Dauntless detail

As always, the Old Khaki man and woman will have everything they need to round off their looks with dauntless detail, including a range of bags that have been tailored with effortless living in mind. Guys can look forward to backpacks with padded laptop compartments, comfy shoulder straps and plenty of internal pockets; as well as the perfect getaway duffel, a thoughtfully designed flight bag for on-the-go essentials, and the ultimate ‘bum-bag’ in a classic shape. 

Ladies, this summer is definitely your time to shine in the bag department. Cotton bucket bags are ready to complete your fresh summer look, while cotton clutches in interesting weaves and awesome colours wait to take your daytime outfit to an evening occasion with ease. Additionally, the Amarone shopper is available in exciting new colours and the round jute shopper from last season has been refreshed with fun new pompons. Insider tip – the round shape remains key, so look out for this season’s stunning suede tote with round wooden handles!

Heads up – long days outdoors call for some decent cover, and the Old Khaki hat collection will ensure that you look the part while staying cool. Gents’ peaks are available in all the hottest retro shades of the season, bucket hats come in three different shapes and the new straw trilby is tailormade for poolside lounging. On the ladies’ side, straw takes centre stage in the form of peaks, fedoras and a wide-brimmed floppy masterpiece with a printed bow. Pretty visors, a reversible ladies’ bucket hat, and fun hair accessories like printed Alice bands and scrunchies with bow details complete the picture. Add a crocheted kimono or a silky scarf, and you’re good to go!

Counting the seconds until the holidays roll around? Do so on an Old Khaki men’s watch with a rubberised strap in olive, brown or black; or choose a ladies’ watch with a slightly smaller dial in rose gold, paired with navy or pink. As for belts, men can look out for lived-in leather for a weekend look, or clean it up for work in a chino-style execution; while fashion-forward females can up the ante with stretchy straw or suede paired with resin, as well as the standard leather offering we have all come to know and love.

Oh, and don’t head to the beach without your Old Khaki towel this summer! There is a great selection of velour towels with wonderful designs that will round off your beach-side look just perfectly. 

Old Khaki is a relaxed lifestyle brand, comprising of leisurewear, footwear and accessories. Old Khaki is about selecting clothing that allows the individual to express a personal sense of style. Quality apparel that is bold, brave, unrestricted. Shop the collection at www.oldkhaki.co.za 

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