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5 Days, 5 Ways: Colored Chinos

a merlot to pair with tees, not cheese

By Gabi Meyers | Oct 19 2015

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A closet is not complete without a pair of khaki-hued chinos, but a closet feels more complete with a colorful pair, too. Colored chinos adds visual interest in a more unexpected way than a bright shirt or a textured jacket. Dressed up or dressed down, a pair of colored chinos works year round with all of your favorite toppers.

THE COLORED CHINO: AG, $168

See 5 ways to wear colored chinos, below.

MONDAY

JacketGant, $450 | Shirt: Land’s End, $50 | Tie: Gitman, $115

Boots: Sebago, $185 | Belt: Fossil, $35 | Key Ring: Areaware, $16

Wear it Well: Pair equestrian inspired pieces with your go-to work styles for an elevated look in a casual workplace.

TUESDAY

Leather Jacket: Topman, $300 | Flannel: J.Crew, $80 | Tee: American Apparel, $18

Boots: Paul Smith, $297 | Sunglasses: Komono, $48 | Cuff: Giles & Brothers, $80

Wear it Well: Leave all your layers undone – the colored chinos keep it neat.

WEDNESDAY

Blazer: Frank & Oak, $165 | Shirt: Brooks Brothers, $70 | Tie: The Tie Bar, $19

Oxfords: Church’s, $375 | Glasses: Steven Alan Optical, $195 | Briefcase: Jack Spade, $528

Wear it Well: Channel the changing colors of the leaves for an outfit that brings the feel of fall into the office.

THURSDAY

Bomber: United Stock Dry Goods, $440 | Henley: Bonobos, $68 | Chukkas: Clarks, $165

Watch: Shinola, $750  Wallet: Draught Dry Goods, $65

Wear it Well: Keep things cool by unbuttoning the top button of the henley but leave the jacket zipped halfway.

FRIDAY

Puffer Vest: Saturdays, $175 | Sweatshirt: Remi Relief, $190 | Chambray Shirt: L.L. Bean, $40

Boots: Waltzing Matilda, $290 | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, $200 | Socks: Urban Outfitters, $8

Wear it Well: Layer the vest over the sweatshirt over the chambray, wear it apple picking, and shed the layers as you get hot.

TELL ME:

WHAT COLOR IS YOUR MOST WORN PAIR CHINOS?

 

Gabi

Meyers is a former intern, turned regular contributor at Style Girlfriend. She lives in Philadelphia and works as a personal stylist at Anthropologie. She likes to instagram dogs and other things at @gabi_meyers.

 

 

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