Chinos Two Ways: A How To - Pish to Posh

Chinos Two Ways: A How To

Happy Monday!  Hope you had a great weekend! Today I have, yet another, new type of post and I am really excited.  Chinos Two Ways!

We are in Chicago and headed up to Michigan today and I am excited about disconnecting – somewhat being forced as there is little (at best) cell service!

I wanted to thank everyone for all the love and support on my blog anniversary.  I am so lucky to keep getting to do this.  Thank you.

chinos two ways

As a stay-at-home mom I am not obligated to wear “office” ready outfits but there is a part of me that misses it.  While I love my distressed denim and tee’s or athleisure I miss the polished complete look of office attire.  So naturally when I saw these chinos I was excited to pair them both in a professional manner and a playful manner.  The reality is that chinos can be just as versatile and casual as denim but can also create a professional polished look. This first look really embodies the professional feel.  The second is an everyday look that is easy to wear and casual.

I kept the base the same- meaning the CHINOS.  I changed up both the top and shoes for each look.  Adding accessories can really personalize either of these looks- add your favorites to keep it real and authentic.  Need some accessory inspiration???? Find some here.

look one: professional and sleek

shop the look: chinos // gingham top // heels <similar> // belt <similar> // sunnies

Chinos Two Ways: Look One:  I created a classic and sleek style by pairing the chinos with a gingham button down and nude heels.  Gingham is a classic and timeless print that is easily paired with anything and while it is a pattern I would consider it a neutral.  So I added this fun camo belt to accentuate my personal style and really create a polished and professional look.  If a stiletto heel is a bit much for you try a block heel or bootie to create the same type of look.  Keep it simple with the accessories to maintain the clean and polished look.  Tucked in button down and heels make the perfect work ready, happy hour or fancy brunch outfit.

look two: comfortable and casual

shop the look: chinos // cami // cardigan <similar> // slides // necklace

Chinos Two Ways: Look Two: This look is comfortable, trendy and easy to wear.  A simple loose fitting cami (or tee) is the perfect pairing for chinos. It is a great contrast to the image of a stiff and uncomfortable chino.  As the seasons are changing I layered the cami with an oversized cozy cardigan to solidify the comfortable easy to wear look.  I added some “bling” with a statement necklace which I am known for #staytruetoyourself, a simple half tuck in the front and oversized tote.  Mules (or slides) are easy to throw on and go… making this the perfect look for school drop off, casual weekend wear or travel.

No matter your style, your profession or your age both of these looks should be added to your closet.  Mix it up, add some personal touches and create great looks with one simple base piece- CHINOS.  Polished and sleek or comfortable and casual… no matter which look both are stylish, on trend and perfect for you.

As this was a new type of post- and one I really really enjoyed shooting, styling and writing- I would love to know what other types of clothes would you like to see styled multiple ways??? Denim?? Dresses?? Let’s do it again and I want to make it a good fit for you!

With Love,





18 thoughts on “Chinos Two Ways: A How To

  • Reply Jenn September 26, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Love this post lady! Going to pick up that fun necklace!

    • Reply pishtoposh September 26, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks lady!! That necklace will be great on you!

  • Reply Belle October 3, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Love how you can style the chinos 2 different ways!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Reply pishtoposh October 3, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Belle!

  • Reply jehava October 3, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Love this look! Super cute on you!

    • Reply pishtoposh October 3, 2017 at 9:15 pm


  • Reply Samantha Kuzyk October 3, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Those chinos look fabulous both ways! I especially like the dressed up look with the plaid shirt! Super chic!

    • Reply pishtoposh October 3, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Yah- thanks Samantha. Keeping it classy can be fun!

  • Reply Katie @ Book Ink Reviews October 3, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    I adore the sleek way! I wouldn’t be able to pull of the casual way, though. You look fantastic!

    • Reply pishtoposh October 3, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      Katie- thanks so much! I am sure you are being too critical of yourself.

  • Reply Tamara Goyette October 3, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Paired with the sweater is my absolute favourite.

    • Reply pishtoposh October 3, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks Tamara- it is also my favorite!

  • Reply Marquita October 3, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    I love these kinds of posts because it’s always such a good reminder of how to style the things I have different ways. I can easily get stuck in a sweatpants and T-shirt rut, and simple things like this show me the light at the end of the closet! Super cute! I love the look with the heels.

    • Reply pishtoposh October 5, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks Marquita- I am so glad it was helpful and useful.

  • Reply Amanda Rinehart October 4, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    I too, am always torn between whether or not I miss office attire! It’s SO CUTE! But for as for the chinos… I’m loving the laid back look way more! SO cute! (Its the mules!) Love your looks as always. 😀

  • Reply Nita Okoye (@inhalelovewithN) October 5, 2017 at 3:20 am

    Love how you styled those outfits! the colors alone do not look very attractive but you rocked it!

  • Reply Nikki Dockery October 5, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    These look great on you! Not sure I could rock them though!

    • Reply pishtoposh October 11, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Not true! I’m sure you can!

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