A few years back they stormed onto the fashion scene as colourful summer trousers – and this season the chinos are back. And: they’ve grown up. Instead of bright candy colours, they are here in serious blue and pale beige tones, with ankle-length cuts and diagonal cut-on pockets.
What to wear with chinos
Chinos can be sporty, casual or chic. For a party in the country, chinos look great with a polo shirt and trainers, while for a shopping trip you can try a slim printed top and ballerinas. Meanwhile a pair of chinos with a white shirt blouse, blazer and court shoes will make a prime office outfit. Important: chinos should always reveal the ankle. If they are a bit too long, just turn them up at the ends.
Exclusive fashion tip
To ensure that the characterising feature of the chino – its comfortable width at the hips – is really giving you your money’s worth, try tucking summery tops and casual blouse tops in at the waist and adding a thin belt for additional emphasis. By the way: colour-coordinated, slightly fitted blazers can turn these casual trousers into a summery suit variation.