Chinos are a versatile wardrobe essential, they can be dressed up or down with the simplest of tweaks and outfit additions. Wear them on a daily basis, they are suitable for all occasions and always a comfortable choice. We break down our top five chino outfit ideas and how to style them accordingly.
1. Go for Colour
When choosing a pair of chinos, the starting factor is what colour you are going to opt for. If you want to stick to a classic look then you can’t go past either a black, navy chino, these shades will enable a smart style with a casual twist. Perhaps you are wanting to spice things up a little, why not try a dusty olive or a sandstone? These are still neutral enough to wear every day but allow for a little more character with your outfit.
2. With a Top or Tee
Styling your chinos with a top or tee is cool and comfortable, an easy day to day look and a winning combination. Tuck your top into your waistband to smarten up or add a leather belt for a little more structure. Keep the pattern to a minimum, a classic navy and white stripe or grey marle are great options for a casual yet carefully chosen look.
3. With a Collared Shirt
If you are in need of a dressier look, you can’t go past a collared shirt. A classic linen or cotton shirt is perfect for the warmer days, roll up the sleeves for some low key elegance or even add a tie for a sharper-looking ensemble.
4. With a Jacket
Bring everything together with a well fitted jacket. Wear over a simple white t-shirt and roll the chino cuffs for the perfect smart-casual outfit. Don’t be afraid to mix black and blues, it adds a little edge and thought to your everyday look.
5. Shoes to Match
Last but not least, the right shoes will round up any outfit. Most footwear goes well with chinos, their versatility is why they are such a popular choice in pants. A clean sneaker or classic boot is our top choice. If you want to showcase your style a bit more perhaps a pair of leather brogues without socks, just make sure your chinos are the right length so as to perfectly compliment a dress shoe.
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