Men’s chinos are never out of style and are central to many of this summer’s major trends. While they are often associated with smarter looks, your chinos don’t have to be left for best – style yours with casual pieces to get more wear out of them.
Stone chinos are versatile and easy to wear – they’ll look great with a classic Breton striped t-shirt and boat shoes for a smart-casual nautical inspired look, or dress yours down by wearing with plimsolls and a denim jacket.
For a night out wear yours with a shirt; try a printed style to bring the look up to date. Checks, Navajo and even lobster print shirts are available online at River Island so there’s something to cover all tastes and occasions.
Coloured chinos are the perfect way to update yours for SS12. Work colour blocking with the vibrant shades of turquoise, red and green available on the high street, or go for something a little more muted with darker tones of burgundy and navy. For summer you can also lighten up your look with the soft pastel chinos available at River Island. While they may sound difficult to pull off, they’re surprisingly versatile and look great when paired with neutral tones. For example, pair washed red chinos with a blue oxford blazer, shirt and stone shoes for a fresh take on smart style – just the thing for a summer wedding.
So with new colours or different styling you can get more life out of your chinos for SS12.
About the Author : Jennifer Winnett is a fashion blogger who wears men’s chinos