Summer Weight Chinos
What makes lightweight chinos different? I would say the main thing being the fabric. If you live in a hot state as I do, then you can value lightweight material whither in a shirt or in a trouser. Lightweight chinos are 100% cotton twill or a blend, which makes it easier and comfortable to wear in the summer time when the temperature hits 90+ degrees.
Another factor will be color. You don’t want to choose colors that are heavy and made for the winter time. Lightweight chinos will have a softer and playful tons, so the sun wont attract to you as much. So when looking to purchase a pair of summer weight chinos consider lighter washes that are versatile from spring, summer and a few months heading into the fall time.
How to Wear Lightweight Chinos:
With wearing lightweight chinos or any chinos you definitely want to complement colors. I received these lavender colored lightweight chinos in 770 urban slim fit from J.Crew and they screamed spring-summer to me. I paired my lightweight chinos with a blue unconstructed cotton blazer from Bonobos that gives you 2% stretch. I’ve always seen fashion post with guys wearing a plaid shirt, with a solid tie and wanted to incorporate that look. So I used my grey plaid; with blue stripe shirt from Banana Republic and paired it with a solid grey tie from Irdobi and my burgundy loafers. Throwing on some sunglasses ties the look together. You always need that closing factor, whither it be a tie bar, sunglasses, pocket square, socks, lapel pin or even cologne.
This post was sponsored by J.Crew & Bonobos.
- Glasses – Tortosie Shell -TopMan – $14.
- Blazer – Unconstructed Blazer -Bonobos – $228.
- Dress Shirt – Banana Republic – (similar)
- Tie – Irdobi – (similar)
- Belt – Dipped Centerbar Belt – Gap – $35.
- Trousers – Light Weight Chino – J.Crew – $75.
- Shoes – Pinch Grand Tassel Loafers – Cole Haan – $170.
- Watch – Seiko – (similar)