How to look stylish in chinos?
How to look stylish in chinos?
Where sporty style is not recommended and yet formal elegance is not necessary, a styling that blends up chic and nonchalance with comfort and an awesome look will do truly amazing. Tricky description with an easy answer – chino trousers.
The fashion for chinos has lasted for a few seasons and it seems that nothing will change in the foreseeable future. On the contrary, many consider chinos as a great replacement for jeans. What's more, they are way more comfortable and versatile. Surely, they will find a place in the men's wardrobe and become another classic design among men's fashion.
Regardless of their newly obtained popularity, chinos are not a new design. They have a long story behind their back, which of course is connected with the military. First cotton chinos were worn by American soldiers during the XIX century American-Spanish war in the Phillippines. The “chino” name is owed to the country of their manufacturing – China. After the war, they became a bestseller among students of the prestigious American colleges and became an example of preppy style.
Classic chinos are designed in straight and minimalistic style. It's not about being fashionable and stylish but about being thrifty. To save up the fabric, they lack any unnecessary details. Their characteristic features are a straight leg and four pockets. First chinos were in beige colour, but now you can have them in almost every possible colour, starting from white, through pastel and more intensive ones to black and navy. The perfect cut can be easily matched having in mind the season of the year, your complexion or even your mood.
For sure, it's good to have such an iconic beige, black or navy blue chinos in the wardrobe. But you can allow yourself to have a bit extravagant look and choose sky blue or white models for summer and colours like claret, green, brown or recently the most trendy mustard for other months of the year.
Chino trousers have a versatile design. They look as good with elegant as with sporty clothes. Feel free to match them variously. The most popular styling is combining their look with a casual jacket, a shirt or a polo shirt. Such an outfit will be a fantastic choice for work, a date, a night out or a family meeting.
You can stop experimenting and place a bet on the safe soft colours. However, the summertime is just asking to get a bit crazy, and for example, try out sky blue chinos with a white shirt and a navy blue blazer.
What about white chinos? They are impressive and very stylish – they fit into the sailor and safari style. If you want to create a decent look, wear a red polo shirt and a navy blue blazer or a striped T-shirt and a red lightweight jacket.
Chinos are mainly worn during summer, but it's worth to remember about them during other parts of the year. Now, due to more intensive colours you can create more expressive stylings. Colourful men's chino trousers look pretty nice with e.g. plain or checked shirts. This most obvious element of clothing can be easily replaced by a cotton T-shirt, a longsleeve or even a jumper. If it comes to jumpers, a decent choice can be a cashmere V-neck jumper, a thick turtleneck or even a cardigan.
If you want to look original and stay stylish match chinos with a denim jacket or a shirt and a trendy T-shirt or a longsleeve. Such an outfit will be the perfect choice for a casual meeting and after work.
Chinos and popular jackets get along. They fit nicely with casual models, such as stylish husky or military parka jacket. Chinos also create gorgeous stylings with every type of a coat.
In such impressive chino stylings, the details matter the most. Chino trousers should be matched with narrow brown shoes with a small buckle. You can also try out low shoes, moccasins, boat shoes and sports designs. What about colder days? Which shoes should I take? Easy. Place a bet on sneakers or lace-up boots. During summer you can put off socks and roll up the trouser leg. Accessories? Summer – a hat, winter – a warm woollen scarf.