After moving from Boston to South Carolina, I’ve picked up on several fashion truisms: a girl can never own too much Lilly Pulitzer, Sperry Top-Siders are a staple in any college student’s wardrobe and it is a must to always look your best in garnet and black for football games. However, if there is one menswear fashion trend I have fallen in love with since residing in South Carolina, it’s colorful pants. Especially in the summer, colorful chinos are seen left and right — pastel greens, blues, pinks and yellows fill the campus with color. As the seasons change, however, it is harder to find colorful pants in a seasonally appropriate hue. Pastels are folded away for the winter, and Fashionistos must find a new shade to complement the time of year.
I spotted this Fashionisto while sipping my morning coffee on the historic South Carolina horseshoe. His chinos are the perfect shade of rose; they add a great pop of color to his wardrobe while also being seasonally appropriate for the beginning of winter. The Vineyard Vines Twill Club Pants in both rhubarb and ranger green are excellent options, as are the St. Andrews Plain-Front Golf Pants in sky blue and the Milano Fit Garment-Dyed Twill Chinos in burgundy, both by Brooks Brothers.
Even though we are nearing the end of the year, it was a warmer day in South Carolina, so this Fashionisto paired his colorful chinos with a plain black polo. There are many ways that you can style your colorful staple, however. You can pair the pants with a cashmere crewneck sweater or a simple button-down cardigan. Both options are great for cooler days. There is no need to stick to the typical blacks, browns and navys through the winter months. Swap out the denim and the standard khaki pants for a colorful pair of chinos, and you can rock the classic Carolina look just like this Fashionisto did.