There’s no denying the appeal of the classic khaki pant.
It’s as user-friendly as a pair of jeans, it pairs with everything from t-shirts to blouses to whisper-weight sweaters, and it’s as comfy as sweats but a pinch more polished.
Plus, the color! We can’t have enough soft neutrals in our wardrobe, especially for the warmer months. As always, there are lots of style choices in store and we say with this timeless piece there really are no rules about what’s “in.”
Do you like a skinny leg? Go for it. Want something high-waisted? Absolutely. Prefer a wide leg? Fab.
Our style advice is simple—keep your complete look neutral (think white, black, navy), and if you really want to modernize, consider monochrome!
Here are our top picks for the best khaki pants for 2023.
Pants: J.Crew ($71.99); Tank: Easy Standard ($36); Jacket: Rails ($218); Shoes: Steve Madden ($55.97); Earrings: Ettika ($40); Beauty Serum: Saint Jane Beauty ($125)
Frank & Eileen. In 25 colors, these pants are one of Frank & Eileen’s staples. The mid-rise beauty has 3% elastane, giving it great stretch in it for all in comfort. That—along with the raw edge hem—makes them an ideal option for chilling at home, running around town, and wearing back-to-back days.
Apiece Apart. The “barrel” shape is a new-ish style, and it’s become popular for good reason: It’s an incredibly flattering leg shape on all bodies, and it’s a hallmark of higher design. This pant was a best seller in the fall and now is updated in warm weather wearable cotton. We love the two-button detail and back pockets that will make your backside look ah-maz-ing.
Everlane. The relaxed fit is roomy through the thighs but tapers at the ankle for polish (and feminine curve) appeal. We like these pants for how clean and minimalist they are, which also avoids drawing attention to the thighs. The fabric—100% Tencil—is buttery soft.
Maeve - Anthropologie. Really clean, and really wearable. A mid-rise version for those who aren’t into the high waist, in a wide-leg, weighty, gray-white cotton. We love these hitting at the ankle, so buy accordingly. Available in standard and tall.
Maeve - Anthropologie. Patch pockets and seam detailing make these more casual, but subtle thread patterns add a bit of interest and femininity. Plus, the slightly side-leg crop is an incredibly flattering cut for most shapes. Available in standard and tall.
Alex Mill. A really beautiful deep caramel color, in a patch pocket slim leg style with smart, body-friendly adjustable tabs at the waistband. You’ll notice a lived-in feel with the cotton linen blend, but that will also come with less stretch. Note the longer rise for those who prefer it.
Ralph Lauren. The darker, saturated color and wide-leg design make this super versatile: For work (with a blazer), weekend (with a striped Tee), and everything in between. Comes in 3 colors.
Loft. A super simple feel-good pair of khaki pants. Mid-raise, semi-slim legs, just a bit of stretch (3% spandex). Most of all we love the size range of this khaki pant, which comes in standard, plus, petite, and petite plus. Comes in 5 colors, and it’s worth checking out the coastal gray.
ASOS. For the love of a wide leg, in a clean design that’s super flattering. We like this with a chunky flat sandal or a kitten heel with a pointed toe.
Gap. A true straight leg that hits at the ankle and looks great on narrow and curvy frames alike. This comes in 6 colors and in standard, tall, and petite sizes.
J.Crew. They had us with the kicky patch pockets, but the fit–relaxed through the hips but slim at the hem–is a winner. We like these pants for athletic, straight, and hourglass figures. On sale and selling fast. We love all 3 colors.
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