8 June 2008

Chinos-Love em or hate em?

Chinos-They are the sort of trousers you either love or hate. Personally I've always rather worn jeans or cut offs or a dress in summer as an alternative.
They have made a comeback this summer and if you get the right cut they can work as an essential for a summer wardrobe :-)

1. YSL Chinos, £470

2. Topshop Chinos, £32


3.Marks & Spencer Chinos, £19.50

From previous pictures I've seen, the trend is also to wear them with high heels-wear what you like really, but wear them with attitude, to avoid that frumpy look!!


25 comments:

Cate said...

hi sharon!
i like chinos, but i doubt i would wear them - much too elegant and adult for me ^^

Sharon Rose said...

Hi cate-I love the YSL look, but it can veer towards frumpy territory if not careful.

Mikkle said...

bleh as much as i try, chinos will always remind me of marching band in high school! we have to wear them with our band polos as our summer uniform and i can't bare to wear them anywhere else! but it will be interesting to see how other hip people wear them (Though i must say, the YSL outfit kinda reminds me of a WalMart Employee uniform :P)once again a great post! xo

AsianCajuns said...

I think chinos make me look way too short, but I would try them if out if I were you.

I love that blue YSL vest. I want it!

ellie said...

Chinos are essential for summer. Especially, here in the states. Of course, there comes a point when the old pair becomes walking shorts. Even better when the heat is on. Or should I say humidity.

Thanks so much for linking me too.

Danz said...

They look cool on the model but these are the kinds of pants I'd have to try on first before I purchase them. I doubt they'd look good on me though.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi mikkle-I completely get your point-it's the same for me and black trousers. Up to now, they've been work uniform so for years I've had no desire to wear them outside work. But we're going to navy now, thats why I've invested in a couple of black smart trousers.

Hi asiancajuns-I must admit, I'm still not sold on them! Maybe if the riht pair came along........!

Hi ellie-pleased to link up with you!! I'm not 100% sure if I will rush out to buy a pair yet!

Hi danz-you've hit the nail on the head!! These sort of trousers have to be tried on first and like you, I have my doubts about them anyway!!

emma said...

i like them on some people i dont think i would be able to pull it off

WendyB said...

I like them on other people who make them look hip, but generally not on me!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi emma-I know what you mean!! especially when other things look better on!

Hi wendy-yes I agree, other girls manage to make them look so hip and stylish, but I don't think I would be able to create that in my minds eye!

fashion* CHALET said...

Thank you for noticing :) I was waiting for somebody to say they did. I felt the blog needed a new look. Glad you liked it!
I add words onto my Polyvore with photoshop...

Sharon Rose said...

Hi fashionchalet-thanks for letting me know-I love the new look blog!!

Angie hearts said...

I personally like chinos and they're comfortable too!

Wendy said...

I actually really want a pair for the summer. I think they can go just about with anything since they're rather neutral.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi angie hearts-yes I do agree about the comfy factor!!


Hi wendy-hope you find a pair-I'm sure you will look good in them!

terren said...

i love love love chinos! but they are hard to find a perfect fit.

Mira said...

Love chinos <3

Sharon Rose said...

Hi terren-thanks for stopping by my blog!! yes getting the right fit and cut for chinos is key!!

Hi Mira-thanks a lot!!

Pamcasso said...

I often think about how much khakis or chinos have fallen out of favor. I used to wear them a lot, but they don't strike me as the most practical, and it's been hard to find them in a good shape for a while.

Sharon Rose said...

Yes, I agree too, Pamcasso-I would only wear them if it was a very stylish cut and they weren't too pricey!

Make Do & Mend said...

They are a wardrobe staple in a park lane princess sense. I went for wide leg sailor styel ones this year which stop them being chinos!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi kate-yes, I do think this style is an excellent choice-I bet they look lovely on!!

nv said...

i dont like them only because i feel like i'd be drowing in them since I'm so short :(

Studentstil said...

I like them, but they have to be fitting and the legs have to be rolled up:-)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi studentstil-yes I agree, the fit of these style of trousers is most important!

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