Jeans are a classic pick for year-round bottoms—but they’re not the only thing you’re going to need. Some occasions still call for a pair of proper pants, and you want to make sure you’re opting for ones that won’t make you feel sloppy. Enter chinos. These aren’t your dad’s khakis: In 2018, the classic style comes in a variety of silhouettes and colors to keep your look fresh. Here are some to get right now.
Neutral chinos are versatile as hell, but they can skew a little vanilla if you’re not careful. Change it up with a pair with a bit of faded texture.
Slim-Fit Stretch Chinos
These basically feel like sweatpants you can wear dressed up. What’s not to love?
The super light gray shade won’t weigh your look down come the warmer months.
Slim-Fit Stretch Cotton Chinos
Club Monaco’s teal chinos are the perfect pair for wearing with a denim or leather jacket.
Ad a little military-inspired edge to your look.
RAG & BONE
Fit 2 Chinos
Khaki is great as a neutral, especially as alternative to denim. Plus, it looks especially cool with bright white tees and navy jackets.
Pair these orangey chinos with a cool graphic tee for a look that’s put together but not stuffy.
If you’re into neutrals like khaki and tan, a light green is a sensible next step.
Straight Leg Trousers
Wear these with black leather Chelsea boots for a very British-feeling outfit.
Appliquéd Cotton Twill Chinos
These are a color you’re already comfortable with, but the wider leg and cuffed hem (oh, and the gigantic koi appliqué) make them a style statement.