There was plenty to lust after on the spring 2017 runways (from botanical prints to sculptural shirting and deconstructed denim), but translating those moment-making pieces into looks you’ll actually wear can be tricky. We homed in on three trends our editors spotted this season—printed boots and khaki pants—and found fresh ways to wear each of them.
THE KHAKI PANT
It’s time to reconsider khakis—these are nothing like the cargos you wore in middle school.
Vince military pants, $245,
Keep your khakis cool with a sporty bomber jacket and a hip little clutch. Opt for slip-on sneakers that veer sleek rather than gym-ready.
Vince military pants, $245, nordstrom.com; Alice + Olivia jacket, $595, nordstrom.com; Vince sneakers, $225, nordstrom.com; Rebecca Minkoff clutch, $95, nordstrom.com
Don’t let the color fool you—khaki pants can be just as chic as traditional black once the sun goes down. Just add a metallic shoe, bold earrings, and a standout top.
Vince military pants, $245, nordstrom.com; Tibi top, $395, nordstrom.com; Gucci shoes, $795, gucci.com; Jenny Bird earrings, $65, nordstrom.com
Beige pants stand in for trousers when paired with suede, pointy-toe pumps and a ladylike bag. Look for a blouse with floaty, gathered sleeves for femininity that tempers the khaki’s tomboy feel.
Vince military pants, $245, nordstrom.com; Frame top, $275, nordstrom.com; Pour la Victoire pumps, $274.95, nordstrom.com; Mansur Gavriel bag, $1,095, mansurgavriel.com