Incase you missed the memo, khaki is officially ‘in’, guys. Just ask Balmain. Or Chanel. Or Marc Jacobs.
And if you haven’t started filtering it into your wardrobe just yet, we found an easy place to start – your fingernails.
‘Green’ isn’t exactly a colour group we’ve considered for our nails in the past (let’s be honest, it conjures-up thoughts that are all kinds of wrong when put in the same context as a finger). But Alexander Wang totally got the ball rolling last season with his matte, taupey/khaki nails, and we were feeling experimental.
We usually play it pretty safe in the manicure department – O.P.I.’s ‘Funny Bunny’, opaque, glossy black or rich bordeaux are all within our ‘safe zone’.
But when we spotted ‘Oliver’ on the colour wheel at The Nail Lab, we were all like love heart eyes Emojies and stuff.
It’s the perfect shade of khaki – and by that we mean not too green, not too grey, not too brown, not too dark, not too light. Just right. It’s goes-on completely opaque (but we’d still recommend two coats for good measure) and has a super glossy finish. And surprisingly, it’s actually really nice on most skin tones.
But the best part is… it goes with EVERYTHING.
So many yeses.
By Carmen Hamilton.