The best pieces in your closet are those you can wear over and over again..even a few times a week, in different ways and without anyone noticing.
One such item? Chinos.
Khakis, chinos, just plain old pants…whatever you call them, whether you’re still in school or you work in a relatively casual office, these things probably get a lot of play in your closet. My favorites? Unis New York’s “Gio.” They’re super-duper sturdy, but still feel soft when you put them on. And good news, a bunch of colors are currently on sale. Which is good because, full disclosure, they ain’t cheap. But trust, you know I only push you to spend more on investment items truly worthy of the price tag.
So check out the primer below on taking them from Monday morning to Friday date night, then head over to find your favorite (on sale!) color:
And the rest…
Gray Checkered button down: Nordstrom, $50
Sweater: Lacoste, $66
Shoes: Stacy Adams “Dalton” oxford, $60
Belt: Bonobos, $95
For a normal workday. Start with the dark khakis, a gray checkered button down and a black sweater on top. Finish things off with a pair of black suede wingtip oxfords and a black leather belt.
Shawlneck Sweater: Gap, $55
Chukka boot: Seavees “Donahoe,” $80
Heading to class? Add a blue shawlneck sweater and a pair of clean grey sneaks to keep it casual but pulled together. You’ll be comfy, and with the cold front coming in, still warm enough in your layers (while all your classmates are shivering in t-shirts).
Striped Shirt: J.Crew, $75
Sneaker: Vans, $45
This outfit is perfect for an afternoon outing with friends, like bowling, or trying one of those restaurants where they cook right in front of you.
Henley: Lucky Brand, $38
Boot: Steve Madden, $100
Get your errands done in style. Bookend the chinos with a cream-colored thermal henley, and a pair of brown worn in combat boots, for a put-together outfit to run around in.
Sportcoat: Howe: $120
Dress Shirt: Nordstrom: $20
Belt: Bonobos: $98
Chukka Boots: H&M: $50
Good news, you made it to date night. This one’s easy – a white button down, juniper-colored sportcoat, and (of course) beige suede chukka boots. The coat’s color plays off the khaki color and will make your eyes sparkle over a candlelit dinner.
How do you wear your khakis?
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