Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How To Wear Chinos!

Chinos - Zara, Top - GAP, Shoes - New Look, Blazer - Vero Moda, Bag - Joop!

Watch the video here! :)

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! 

Stay Stylish!
xoxo


30 comments:

  1. You are gorgeous!! :) I really want trousers like that

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  2. love all these, you have it spot on <3

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  3. Love the way you styled these outfits. Love them both especially the second look.
    xx Allie

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  4. I have my eye on a some chinos... i love the the preppy look they give. Thumbs up to these outfits.

    ifitwasatag.blogspot.com

    Helen

    :)

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  5. i love the classic looks with this. i will definetly buy some chinos this weekend :)

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  6. Ana, have you lost weight? It seems like it. You're always beautiful anyways. How tall are you? How much do you weigh? Just curious!
    You inspire me very much =)

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  7. wish I had a figure like that :(

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  8. Love it! I've been eyeing those pants at Zara for a while but never could really figure out how I'd style them! I absolutely love the last outfit!

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  9. I love the second outfit - it's so chic :-D

    Also, love the bag from the first outfit :-)

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  10. LOVE THOSE BOTH!!!! Great styling Anna!
    XO Carrie

    www.carriefabulous.com

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  11. Love every look you've created and girl, you just look AMAZING!!!!!!! x

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  12. I simply adore your sense of style. Simple but fashionable. Keep it up with your post. I really enjoy them and the vlogs <3

    Love
    Charlene
    xxxx

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  13. I love these looks! I´ve just made my first ASOS purchase this evening...so excited! You´re really inspiring me to find my own style...thanks!

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  14. Great outfit. I love the second one. Can You tell me witch chinos do You have :
    http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ItxSolrSearchingDataCmd?storeId=11719&langId=-1&catalogId=11552&searchTerm=chinos&searchBtn= ?

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  15. wow, with these two outfits you can see how too look younger/ older by only changing a few things.
    In the first outfit you look like a college girl, whereas in the second outfit you look very grown-up.
    Love them, especially the second one, it reminds me a lot of tommy hilfinger.
    good job, love your blog and daily vlogs, keep on doing them :)!

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  16. Loving outfit 2...super cute and classic! That blue blazer is a wonderful staple piece too!

    Liesl :)

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  17. Really really nice.
    I got them in wool, still at Zara, for the winter and got a bunch of compliments on them. Unbelievable how a couple of nicely chosen items can really make the difference in one outfit.
    However, great work Anna!

    Gi

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  18. Anna there's a prize for you in my blog :)

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  19. I always liked chinos... but i have a little conflict with them. on the hips they are lose fitting and at the leg they are thiner... and than your feet look so tiny... like in the second outfit.. with your kitten heals... klitze klein. :)

    Like your outfits. wup wup.

    http://lourpeacock.blogspot.com/

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  20. Wow second outfits amazing!

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  21. Oh I love outfit #2! The crisp blue looks so great with the chinos.

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  22. Love it with the naval stripes. Very seasonally appropriate.

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  23. Came across your blog for the first time toay and must say, what a lovely blog. and the story of you and jonathan is so sweet... god bless you guys..
    xoxo

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  24. Beautiful! I love the first outfit a lot! <3 xo

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  25. Love both looks! I recently found a page with lots of cute clothes, but you have to check the sizes beacuse some of them seem small when you look at the measurings! http://fashion4us.com/feature-women-skirts-for-office.action

    Have a great day!
    Jenny from Sweden

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  26. VERY CHIC, BABY !!!!!

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  27. Love each look but my favorite is the last one. A very Italian jet-setting style! :) XOXO Charlotte

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  28. I used to hate this type of pants but now that I`ve watched your video and seen your photos,I kinda like`em :p The outfits you came up with are so classy and nice!

    http://ela-s-thoughts.blogspot.com/

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  29. These are my favourite looks of you :) they're fab!

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  30. Both are so adorable! I love the casual feel and how you can easily dress the look up. Thanks so much for posting; I'll have to buy a pair of chinos!

    -Aricka

    tangibilitynow.blogspot.com

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