5 Days, 5 Ways: Colored Chinos
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.
Jacket: Gant, $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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.