5 Days, 5 Ways: Colored Chinos

5 Days, 5 Ways: Colored Chinos

a merlot to pair with tees, not cheese

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Jun 23 2022 | 2 min read

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.


merlot, pinot noir, cabernet, chinos

See 5 ways to wear colored chinos, below.


barn, country, english country side, equestrian, work style

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.


casual, punk, biker, british, brit, english, london

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.

WEDNESDAYprofessor, workwear, office style, blazer, glasses, briefcase

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.


casual, cool, bar style, going out style, what to wear out

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.


apple picking, friday, weekend, fall, activities, active, puffer vest, activewear, pumpkin picking

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.




GabiScreen Shot 2015-04-22 at 8.50.53 AM 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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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Gabi Meyers went from Team SG's first-ever intern to a trusted fashion editor and stylist. She currently lives in Chicago with a very cute dog.