Pictured above: Current Elliott The Captain Trouser ($160)
With menswear-inspired pieces hot right now, it’s no surprise that chinos are topping the trend list. The best way to do menswear is to make it slightly feminine by wearing trousers that are cropped and rolled at the bottoms. The fuller leg looks best when tapered, and rolling the pants can help you achieve that look. Pair slouchy, cropped chinos with oxfords and a t-shirt for a casual look. Or, dress them up with platform heels and a pretty blouse. Mixing masculine with feminine pieces can pull a whole outfit together, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different items from your closet.
Here are a few of our favorite rolled chinos, and most are under $150!
Seen on Kim Kardashian, (1) Siwy’s Marielle Chino Pants have a bit of rocker edge, and are available in Moss and Black Sand. Price: $196. Purple Label from 80’s Purple offers trendy pieces at affordable prices. Their (2) Maelynn Woven Pants are higher-waisted and pleated, giving them a preppy look. Price: $42. The (3) Portofino Chino Pant by Surface to Air offers the broken-in fit of a boyfriend pant, with a feminine cut. Price: $150. Available from a great little boutique called Les Nouvelles, you can save 15% on your first purchase with code LN15 at checkout.
You may have heard the buzz about Club Monaco’s collaboration with Shopbop.com, and the collection is superb. In Loden (dark green), the (4) Club Monaco Fabian Chinos are a twill pant that work equally as well with a blazer and heels as with a casual pair of flats and a t-shirt. Price: $119. Finally, (5) Nasty Gal’s Scout Cropped Trouser has pleats, slant pockets and a mother-of-pearl button closure, offering all the elements of the perfect cuffed chino for around $36!
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