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How to Wear Chinos: Making the Case for Casual-Cool

Easing into our denim detox

By Style Girlfriend | Jan 1 2018

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This month we’re throwing down the gauntlet: No Jeans January. That’s 31 days, no jeans, game on. Each week, we’ll focus on a jeans-free alternative and share daily outfit inspiration. This week: how to wear chinos in a stylish, versatile way.

Slate chinos, a shearling denim jacket, and a striped sweater? Color us impressed. Let’s look at the utter ease of this minimal outfit: it’s a combination of basics that you’ll be able to wear in almost innumerable pairings without feeling too…basic. The kicker? You can pump up this simple style by reaching for standout accessories in bold colors or conversation-starting patterns.

Below, how to wear chinos in a can’t-miss, casual cool look:

Chinos: Billy Reid, $145 | Jean jacket: Rag & Bone, $347 | Shirt: Old Navy (sold out!) similar

Socks: Urban Outfitters, $8 | Shoes: M.Gemi, $285 | Beanie: City of Neighbourhoods, $38

Watch: Nixon, $375 | Gloves: Gap (sold out!) similar | Water bottle: S’Well, $35

Backpack: Rains, $75 | Hair cream: Jack Black, $27

WHY LADIES LOVE THIS LOOK:

“Sure, you can always slip into jeans, but why not skip ‘em just once in favor of a chinos-anchored look that feels just as comfortable and shows your style doesn’t take time off?”

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WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO WEAR CHINOS? CASUAL OR DRESSED UP?

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