Jeans vs. Chinos – The battle of the titans in your wardrobe!

Florence Art Jones
Fashion blogger. Entertaining stories, creative ideas, expert reviews and personal opinions. The author of Most brilliant formal dresses for Autumn/Winter 2013-14 and Most brilliant statement shoes for Autumn/Winter 2013-14. My favorite world cup game is Monkey World Cup now!
Florence Art Jones
You can get your own content published on this site as long as you have CommentLuv installed on your site.

Doing so means you get exposure to thousands and thousands of other CommentLuv users and your posts get sent out to the massive subscriber list.

Google loves this site and indexes it multiple times per day and posts always get lots of comments so you can be sure of some excellent exposure.

See the Write For Us page for more details

btw.. you can get this author box here

stack-of-vintage-jeans

Stack of vintage jeans via Flickr CC Attribution

You are the jeans you wear!

Jeans are undoubtedly the staple apparel in every man and woman’s wardrobe. Just like the word cool, no one really knows when and how come it became a fad, but somehow both, cool and jeans, have managed to fight the changing times and still remain relevant and still so cool.

Interwoven at different angles and lighter threads (argh intro to textile), there lies in our wardrobe, the natural earthy tone color chino and its somewhat less dressier day-to-day around-the-house khaki, (though both are used interchangeably). Casual dress nowadays frequently dictates the standard of jeans, but can chinos/khakis stand up to the challenge of the all-time mount Olympus of casual – The Jeans!

Let the battle begin with the skinnier heavyweight champions – the ripped skinny jeans and the skinny khaki pants I’ve rounded up for this occasion. Round one, when the weather starts to heat up too much, you do not want to be wearing denim, the khaki pant, or chino is the perfect alternative with its lighter material. That said they are great with boots and a jumper, making them an ideal outfit for the winter months as well.

Chinos are one of those wonderful garments that can be worn in multiple situations. Pairing rolled up chino’s with flip flops or sandals and a tank top will create an effortlessly casual look that can be worn around town, or on the beach. The chino can also be a great item to wear on a night out. Wear white skinny chino pants with a pair of high heels and a nice top and you are on to a winner tonight.

I have even worn chino’s to work, paired with a light blouse and a pair of

heels it’s a fresh but professional look that differs from the usual office dresses that tend to be standard wardrobe in the warmer months. Just make sure that you avoid any inappropriate styles if you wear them to work. Don’t wear anything that’s low rise or too skinny, as it will make you look unprofessional.

There’s a pair of chinos for every woman

Chino’s also come in a wide variety of colors, adding to their diversity even more. This opens you up to the opportunity of wearing bold statement colors. I have a pair of skinny red chino’s which are the perfect dinner and bar wear. I tend to wear them with a black top and shoes, so as not to be too colorful and keep the focus of color on my legs. Pastel colored chino’s are great summer wear and keep the same chino class without having to stick the mundane beige of traditional chino’s.

When it comes to the style of chino/khaki pants, you can’t go too wrong. For smarter occasions there are more tailored chino’s which are suitable for office wear or more formal events and meetings. If you’re looking for something smart casual, like an outfit you could wear to a bar for example, then the skinny chino is a great option, in any color. There is also the loose fitting straight legged style which does wonders for the appearance of a longer leg.

Short chino’s tend to sit just below the knee and are usually a more summery option to be worn with flip flops. That said, the shorter length of chino looks great with a pair of heels. Avoid the cargo pant style as it does absolutely nothing to flatter your figure, or gain you any points for style. They may be comfy, but sometimes comfort just isn’t worth looking that frumpy.

The chino in all its versatile greatness should be a sure resident in every woman’s wardrobe, whether it’s a trip to the beach or an office meeting, there is quite literally a chino for every occasion.

Lastly, there’s a chino for every taste and when it’s just right you know it, or as wisely expressed by Goldilocks (and three bears) when tasting the steamy sweet porridge: “OWW!” she yelled “this is too hot!”, “Brrrr!” she complained “this is too cold!”, and then… the inevitable, invincible “YUMMY!” when it’s just right!

Your truly,

Flo!

Comments


  1. Twitter:
    Something I like about chinos which I believe jeans do not give you is the freedom to dip in a pool without feeling like you are hauling a ton a bricks around.
    Aathira recently posted..A good mobile test methodologyMy Profile

  2. hello florence
    according to me jeans is the best with perfect design and colours ilove chinos as well but as a regualr i will prefer jeans to buy thnx for this article onthe jeans and chinos wardrobe will share it too thnx :)
    monika recently posted..how to root htc one | htc one custom romMy Profile


  3. Twitter:
    see i use to have an Md that always wore ‘Chinos’ he was from a ‘born with a silver spoon’ background and we just didn’t get on.

    For that reason… Jeans all the way for me ;)
    matthew recently posted..Brandable Domain Of The WeekMy Profile


  4. Twitter:
    That’s funny that your post is about the Jeans vs. Chinos because honestly I don’t really know the difference expect chinos kind of look like khaki sometime. Well at least now i can tell my girl “nice chinos!” lol

  5. Saad Ansari says:

    I’m always been a rich chinos man. No matter, for few of ‘fashionaholic’ folks around, they feel it absurd. but the comfort Chinos gives, is way cooler than blue denims. Still, they are two faces of same coin. Android or iPhone. You decide! Nice article though. ;)


  6. Twitter:
    Hey Florence,
    I prefer Chinos in comparison to Jeans because chinos provide me more comfort in comparison to jeans and it also provide cool look.
    Sudipto recently posted..Best Android Phone Under 20000My Profile

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv badge