Chinos are khaki’s more sophisticated cousin. They give anyone a preppier look. I am a huge fan of chinos for both men and women! Usually they come in bolder colors, like red, blue and green. They are typically found on Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers and Vineyard Vines models. I found that J. Crew factory carries a few different styles of women’s chinos (at a much more affordable price). Some are fitted while others take on more of a boyfriend look. Pictured below are the “Waverly” style which is a bit on the baggier side. They do not have these in stores right now but the Frankie Chino is a close second. I love to cuff them, it gives them a lighter and more feminine look. Check out this Who What Wear article on how to tuck and fold like a pro!
Here are a few ways I styled my favorite summer pant. Chinos and linen pants are my “go to” for the warmer days ahead. Since I work in an office I can’t wear a lot of my dresses or skirts so I have a collection of the Waverly Chinos. I have them in red, charcoal, olive green and light grey. I wanted to show different ways to style these pants. Everything from work wear to weekend wear.
First – Banana Republic Blazer – J. Crew Factory Tank – Anthropolgie Necklace – JCPenney Pumps –
Second – Gap Striped shirt – Silver Sperry’s –
First – Ray Ban’s glasses – J. Crew factory pop-over – Steve Madden pumps –
Second– J. Crew linen shirt – J. Crew Sperry’s –
First – Gap button- down – JCPenney flats – J. Crew bubble necklace –
Second – J Crew Factory tee – Sam and Libby for Target oxfords –
First – J. Crew factory blazer, tank and flats –
Second – Mr. Met tee – Converse Chucks –
So let’s see those chino’s styled on Instagram and tag your pictures at #TOGchino
Until next time,