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What do you lot wear with a pair of chinos?

(39 Posts)
moondog Mon 31-Mar-14 19:10:41

Got me some for the first time ever- abs very nice they are too!

Drywhiteplease Mon 31-Mar-14 19:15:39

I take it they're stone coloured.
Red and white breton, red cardi, nude ballet flats
Pale blue boxy sweater, blue trainers
Black boxy jumper, black pointy slippers (love black and stone)
Crisp white cotton shirt, ballet flats or tan loafers
Cream silk shirt, animal print belt and animal print slippers
Etc.....the hardest working item in your wardrobe

billandcoo Mon 31-Mar-14 19:22:03

Are these style trousers ok for a 'classic' style personality? I like the idea of them but are they quite casual? Dome I've tried on are very roomy on the pocket area - which ones do you like OP?

billandcoo Mon 31-Mar-14 19:23:09


Drywhiteplease Mon 31-Mar-14 19:34:09

bill chinos are a classic wardrobe staple. Of course you can wear them, anyone can! Just depends what you wear them with...I'm fairly classic and I wear them as above. The only thing I'm careful with is the fabric (I find 100% cotton stretches and goes baggy on the bum) and pleats on the waist are a huge noon for me.

googietheegg Mon 31-Mar-14 19:35:48

Where did you get them op? I'm looking for some that are more Parisian than Cotton Traders but no joy so far...

moondog Mon 31-Mar-14 20:31:34

They are from Next who I must say are doing damned good trousers these days incredibly cheaply (and I am very fussy).
No pleats, good fit. I am extraordinarily pleased.thanks for ideas dry white. Much along what I was thinking but I don't wear flat shoes so was thinking what heels would go.

billandcoo Mon 31-Mar-14 20:36:35

dry thanks - I think my roomy ones are the pleated type - will check out OPs Next ones :-)

moondog Mon 31-Mar-14 20:39:25

They are pale pink ones too and maybe white but wasn't too sure about that. Wasn't too sure about chinos to be honest . I've seen too many prosperous but overweight men from Atlanta wearing them. Not the look I after.

Drywhiteplease Mon 31-Mar-14 20:48:35

Moondog chunky strappy sandals in tan, block heel.

Drywhiteplease Mon 31-Mar-14 20:50:40

like these but in leather

frankietwospots Mon 31-Mar-14 20:53:22

Agree with Dry about the footwear suggestion:

I have loads of chinos and find them really versatile. I bought the navy chinos from Next the other day but sized down to a 6 to get the right fit.

moondog Mon 31-Mar-14 21:33:49

Thanks ladies. Was thinking along those lines.

MrsMcGregor Mon 31-Mar-14 22:01:54

Can I have a link to some 'trendy' chinos please? Some great ideas to get me out of my winter staples into springwear. Sorry for hijacking, OP.

Thanks grin

moondog Mon 31-Mar-14 22:37:03

Hijack away!
[[ Only £20 actually.)

frankietwospots Mon 31-Mar-14 22:39:15

Not sure there is such a thing as 'trendy' chinos! They are quite classic I think, but there are definitely good chinos and bad chinos. Personally, I wouldn't wear M&S chinos as they are too wide a fit for me. I prefer a closer, narrower fit so I tend to buy mine from H&M. Can't find the ones I usually buy online but these chambray ones have caught my eye:

frankietwospots Mon 31-Mar-14 22:40:08

Just ordered the pale pink ones moondog!

moondog Mon 31-Mar-14 22:42:03

And again

MrsMcGregor Mon 31-Mar-14 22:49:54

Thanks for the links Moondog and Frankie - they look perfect. I bought a navy pair from Uniglo a couple of years ago and could never find anything to wear them with - not to mention that they need taken up. However, always worn rolled up? With Converse - bare feet or trainer socks (can't believe I've just asked that blush)!!

bouquetofpencils Mon 31-Mar-14 23:04:55

Having not bought anything in next for yonks, I bought the navy chinos yesterday without even trying them on. I went down a size and they fit perfectly. Very slimming too. I will wear with sleeveless blouse, either ballet pumps or heeled sandals and short fitted pale denim jacket.

billandcoo Tue 01-Apr-14 10:58:13

Are they always worn rolled up?

bouquetofpencils Tue 01-Apr-14 11:06:05

I think I will wear my next ones like skinnies, rolled up when warm but longer when chillier.

namechangegamechange Tue 01-Apr-14 11:17:10

How do the sizes come up ?

namechangegamechange Tue 01-Apr-14 12:06:06


Used2bthin Tue 01-Apr-14 12:26:55

Ooh I want some! Keep trying on chinos though and finding they are tight on my stomach or just not flattering. The next ones look quite high waisted? Are they? Gap are meant to be good too I think.

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