Why Chinos and How to Style Them

Hi Everyone,

We all know that feeling don’t we… the sun is out temperatures are rising and yet any shorter length skirts or dresses just don’t look right – largely due to the pasty white leg syndrome.  This is exactly where the fallback to chinos comes in.

Chinos are the perfect item for Spring. Light enough not to feel sticky or hot and at the same time great for hiding winter white skin. If I told you how old these chinos are I’m sure you wouldn’t believe me… They are my personal absolute goto for this time of year!

Keep reading to find out more about why chinos and how to style them!


Why Chinos and How to Style Them

The best way to style chinos is to keep it simple. They are the one item that really do look best when you don’t over style them.

OK – so this is really simple! However see how wearing a simple t-shirt and pretty mules already makes the outfit complete! Weather permitting you really don’t need anything else.

Of course doing a bit of “matchy matchy” always polishes off an outfit. Usually in Spring some sort of trench or jacket is needed so why not make it match to either your shoes, or t-shirt.

Things to watch out for:

The length of  your t-shirt – make sure it’s not too long. Longer t-shirts tend to look better worn with skinny trousers or jeans.

Jacket length – in particular for Spring 2019 the longer or even oversized jacket is definitely trending. Try one that’s even a little longer than in the photo. Unless you don’t really have hips, shorter jackets can look unfortunate.

Colour – Going for a light neutral colour for your chinos will make them wardrobe staples for years to come.

On that note, I’ll let you skip on into your day – smile!

Outfit details:

Today except for the bag, everything has been in my wardrobe for years. However here are links to similar items in case you would like to copy the look:


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Wishing you lots of fun preparing for Spring!


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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

  1. Chinos are a wardrobe staple , I love mine too Yvonne and they don’t break the bank…they give you a clean , casual polished look . I couldn’t find the little heart at the end tonlike this post xx

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