Jane Birkin knows how to borrow from the boys.
Khaki or any of those stone/cream with a sludge of green style colours are a brilliant base to work with. The chino style trouser is one I particularly like because it can be worn with just about everything. Everything that is, except frills. This is just my feeling and perhaps others can make this combination work; I have never liked a chino or cargo pant with a feminine blouse. A bell sleeve maybe but I prefer these type of pants to look cute and boyish. Flats, sneakers or heels work every time.
Try the chino with a pinstripe jacket.
Borrow from the boy’s wardrobe completely and add a button up shirt with a pair of trainers; it is a very cute look. Get the old Converse boot out and see; I think you will love it.
I have mine ready for a weekend, the chinos and the shirt with the blazer and high top sneakers. Taking the train to Paris and spending the long weekend was an impromptu decision; other than an extra sweater and a pair of slim black pants that is pretty much my wardrobe for the weekend.
The wide leg/ high-waisted chino pants have hit the attention of many fashionistas.
They sit much higher on the waist and the cropped legs flare out; super cute if you can wear a wider pant. I’m not the right shape so I prefer a slimmer or straight cut.
There are also many designer brands of khaki pants available this year. Chino pants are the one place where we can save by buying the high street brands. Let’s save our powder for something we can’t shop down. Chino pants, like black pants are such a classic it is not necessary to break the bank over them.
How is your weekend wardrobe looking? xv
Borrow From The Boys: Jane Birkin Knows How
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