Chinos - Zara, Top - GAP, Shoes - New Look, Blazer - Vero Moda, Bag - Joop!
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A lot of you requested I do a blog post/video on how I would style my chinos for spring and summer...so here it is! I came up with two different outfits - one is more casual and laid back, the other is a little bit more formal and elegant. Both of them are perfect for summer as the fabrics are lightweight cottons and chinos are quite loose-fitting and relaxed. The style is very classic and preppy so I stuck with that look in both outfits.
Outfit 1 would work for school or college and is a pretty casual laid back daytime look. The nautical stripes and boat shoes give it a summery feel and I think the leather satchel suits this outfit better than a purse or handbag. If you want to take things up a notch, I would just pair it with a light boyfriend blazer. The boyfriend blazer is more relaxed than a traditional tailored one and still ties in with the casual feel of the look yet makes it a little more put-together!
Chinos - Zara, Shirt - Tommy Hilfiger, Shoes - Giorgio Picino, Blazer - Zara, Bag - Chloe
Outfit 2 is definitely more elegant and I would wear this to work, to a meeting and even a formal lunch. This time I tucked the shirt into the pants to showcase the beautiful belt they come with! I paired it up with some of my favourite brown leather mid-heels that actually unintentionally ended up matching the belt. Then, to dress it up a bit I layered over a classic navy blue blazer and with this I would carry my Chloe Paddington for a more elegant style. I kept jewellery minimal and very simple, only opting for some crystal stud earrings.
My tips for styling chinos are to keep it classic, go for clean lines and don't over-dress. Chinos are pretty casual anyway so you definitely don't want to go OTT. I also recommend staying away from black when wearing this style of pants only because it's more of a winter colour and doesn't really suit the summery style. I would go with lighter colours like white, navy, tan and pastels. I hope these tips will help you figure out what to put with your chinos this season!