Chinos - Your Cool Summer Trouser Saviour


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Style Theory: Chinos are a classic, whether khaki, sand or navy, these cool wardrobes staples will have you looking chic year after year. They are such a good alternative to jeans in the summer but can be styled similarily. For a stylish, understated look just wear with a tee and a pair of wedge espadrilles, add a straw bag and you are ready to go. For a european, smarter look, style with a linen shirt and tan sandals (both heels and flats look great) add a slouchy leather tan bag and you are ready to hit the city..

Boden £42.50 (discounted at the moment were £50
The perfect navy chinos, the wide leg shape is really flattering on ankles, looks great with an espadrille (especially red) add a breton top, for a chic summer look. These chinos come in different leg lengths so you can find your perfect length.
Topshop £39
Every year I buy a pair of khaki trousers from Topshop, they are so useful, really flattering and are the perfect alternatives to jeans on hot, sticky summer days.
Topshop - £39
Tee- Topshop - £15
These chinos have this season's 'paperbag' high waist, they look fab on and give chinos a modern twist. The tee is brilliant for £15, it is good quality, decent weight cotton, I sized up to a medium as it is cut slightly small.
Mango - £49.99
A smarter take on the chino, perfect for work and I am smitten with the puff sleeve blouse too Mango (£35.99) I would wear this to work with a breton, navy blazer and red pointed strappy shoes for a the perfect preppy office look.
Gap - £39.95
Gap are pretty good at chinos but, if you can, pop in and try them on, their sizes are all over the place so you never really know if you need to go up or down a size so it is best to try on a few sizes. 
Zara £29.99
Zara do it again, these chino style trousers have bows at the bottom..super cute.
Zara - £25.99
Classic Zara chinos, I love the addition of the silver skinny belt and white open shirt..these also come in Khaki - again watch the sizing and be prepared to size up at least one size, Zara trousers come up small.

So are you in the chino gang? I will be dusting my Topshop ones from last year off and pairing them with my bretons and espadrilles this week...

As always I love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Fran xxx