After 17 years working in a microbiology laboratory, I can honestly say my wardrobe is mundane. In the lab, I wore clothes that I didn’t mind ruining with bleach or the chemical of the day. Now that I am a stay at home Mom, I can’t say that my wardrobe selection has gotten any better. Most days, I throw on some lounge pants or if I want to get fancy….jeans. I am hoping to return to the workforce soon and have started looking for clothes to suit my new office environment. I will have to break out of my usual bleached jeans and comfy sweatpants and find something more professional.
Fortunately, Lands’ End opened my eyes to the chino. Up until now, I thought chinos were drab and baggy khaki colored pants. I had no idea they came in fun colors and many different fit and styles, too! Lands’ End has asked me and 25 other bloggers to take the Chino Challenge by styling a pair of their super soft chinos to fit my own lifestyle. I chose the women’s fit 2 slim ankle chino in light raspberry.
So, this is how I chino.
Look One: An outfit for my new job (hopefully). I paired the chino with a classic white blouse layered under a short sleeved blazer and ramped up with some sassy heels and a patent handbag. I was honestly surprised at how comfortable I felt in the chino. They fit incredibly well and were not baggy at all!
Look Two: An outfit for a school meeting or casual dinner party. I took a risk here and paired the light raspberry with a tan and yellow striped sweater. I tend to try to be too “matchy-matchy” with my outfits, so I tried to channel my inner Stacy London and find an outfit that “goes” rather than “matches.” What do you think? I finished this look with nude patent ballet flats and a silver necklace.
Look Three: An outfit for a playdate, shopping or just having fun! I decided to go casual for this look by rolling up the chinos a bit more and pairing with sandals. The fun graphic tee is complimented by a skinny floral belt (which I LOVE).
Three completely different looks, one pair of Lands’ End chinos. The fit was true to size and since I am 5’3″, I went with the petite length. The chinos are incredibly comfortable and more versatile than I originally thought pre-challenge. I will definitely be adding to my chino collection this Fall!
So, how do YOU chino?
This post is the opinion of Experimental Mommy. While a pair of chinos were supplied to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.