A great alternative to jeans is the slouchy boyfriend chino. This versatile style pant lives in a casual environment but with a few fancy basics can also be spruced up.
I love these pants ‘banged-up’ a bit. With some distress, worn spots and/or small holes – they look ‘lived-in’ and not as stiff/starchy.
Casual pairings are a cinch, as you can wear with anything – similar to denim. Dress-up your boyfriend chinos with fancy basics: beaded top, black blazer, sky-high pump.
Available in all colors and prints (camo!), here are a few favorites:
AG Adriano Goldschmied ~ Cropped Boyfriend Khaki Pants: $205.00
Vince ~ Boyfriend Trousers: $195.00
Current/Elliott ~ ‘The Buddy’ Print Twill Trousers: $238.00
Rag and Bone ~ Portobello Pants: $176.00
Old Navy ~ Boyfriend Skinny Khakis: $29.94
Style simple pieces of clothing with a belt and increase the versatility in your closet. From rompers to maxi dresses, a belt can effortlessly add interest to any outfit. Not only is cinching the waist with a belt figure-friendly, it can provide a more casual style to dressy pieces. Thus, enabling you to get more wear out of items in your closet.
Look for simple, subdued belts. A lot of bells and whistles will pull all the focus to `it. I love buttery-soft brown leather belts, distressed and treated to look as though you have had it for years. (Favorite Brands: J.Crew/Lucky Brand/Free People/H&M)
Next time you are in a pinch… cinch!
Revolve Clothing ~ Blue Life: All Day/All Nighter Jumper: $132.00
Net-A-Porter ~ Michael Kors: Belted Crepe-Jersey Jumpsuit: $140.00
Shopbop ~ Only Hearts: Long Gown: $64.00
Shopbop ~ Only Hearts: Keyhole Romper: $106.00
Don’t store-away your winter boots just yet! No matter the season, boots can be worm in hot and cold climates.
These boots by Jeffrey Campbell are my summer pick. Perfectly distressed, these slouchy boots are comfortable and classic. The wrap-around buckle adds a structured embellishment and the 3-inch heel is relaxed and flattering.
These boots will look great paired with any sundress. The more feminine the pattern – the better. The contrast of a floral, wispy dress and this distressed boot will force an edgy style to the outfit. These slip-on boots can also be paired with simple cut-offs, short skirts and/or maxi skirts.
Don’t rule-out boots this summer just because of the weather. One day you might not have time for a pedicure and this will be the solution.
Each season, J Brand creates new and trendy denim styles. This season’s focus is haute hues.
The 1046 cut-off shorts are vivid in color as well as comfortable in fit. They provide a classic style, sit high on hips and never loose their shape. Perfectly frayed and distressed, these shorts cut-off perfectly at the leg, complimenting any body type.
Already planning for 4th of July, I purchased the J Brand 1046 cut-off in red, but now need all of them. Due to the intense colors, pair these shorts with neutrals items. A white-tee or tank will bring focus to the shorts, and leave room to have some fun with accessories. Play with fun colors and textures and try a flashy summer scarf, turquoise jewels or beaded fringe necklaces and/or bibs.
Show your true color this season in J Brand 1046 cut-off shorts.
The denim cut-off is an essential part of my summer uniform and the Current/Elliott Boyfriend Short is rated supreme.
Perfectly distressed and frayed at the bottom, these shorts look effortlessly lived-in. Easy fit, stretch-denim that hangs perfectly at the waist providing a slouchy silhouette and comfortable length for any body type.
Universally flattering, the denim cut-off can be paired with just about everything, tee, tank or tunic. The Boyfriend Shorts come in different denim washes, multiple colors and various degrees of distressing, the Current/Elliott signature.
The denim cut-off is a summer essential and the Current/Elliott Boyfriend Short is a must.
AllSaints Spitalfields is a British High Street Retailer adorned by many. The name, All Saints, refers in part to 60’s TV icon Simon Templar, aka The Saint – and in part to All Saints Road, in Notting Hill, notorious for its artistic and musical associations, especially its links with The Clash.
The brand combines classic style with distressed/edgy details. From buttery leather bomber jackets to biker-chic accessories, AllSaints deserves much praise.
A handful of my favorite pieces: