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I like to keep up to date with some of the latest fashions and incorporate them into my own personal style. This year I have been trying to step out of my comfort zone and try out some new and more edgy things. Chinos have been an extremely big come back this year and they seem to be scattered throughout all of the high street shops. Having already purchased a pair of beige ones, I wanted to opt for something a little different so I went for these coral trousers from Next.
Admittedly, coral would not be my first port of call when it comes to trouser shades, however they are quite subtle and in no way bright so I am happy to wear these. It is also something a little different compared to what everybody else seems to be wearing, and it injects some colour into outfits easily. If coral is not the shade for you, they do also do these gorgeous chinos in a brown shade too.
One thing I have noticed is that I would recommend that you purchase a size down than what you are used to, as Next clothes can often come up a little big. Whereas I am normally a size ten in trousers, I had to purchase these in a size 8 and they are no way tight at all. These trousers are also available in petite and tall sections as well so you will definitely be able to find your correct size.
The trousers retail at £30 which is fairly reasonable, as I find Next can sometimes charge quite highly for some of their clothes, but I would say that this is about the standard price for a pair of good quality trousers so I was happy to purchase them for this price.
The chinos are very versatile, and I wear them most if I am going out for the day, and I simply team them with some ballerina shoes and a white or black top, as the trousers add a lot of colour and refresh the look a little. There is also a brown plaited belt that comes with them which adds a little something extra to them. The trousers come up a little short as chinos are supposed to, and they go quite thin at the ankles which give you a great look. However, these trousers could also be worn smartly with a blazer, or even if you were going out for the night as they could easily be teamed with heels and still look great. Overall, the look, feel and style of these are fabulous, however there are some problems which I faced with these.
As many of you already know, chinos do tend to crease quite easily. These chinos do crease easily, in fact a bit too easily. I often find that they can look a bit untidy as they do not keep that crisp, straight look after you have ironed them. As soon as you're walking around or sitting down they start to look a bit untidy, and this could be due to the material as it is quite thin. Another problem which I have faced with these trousers is that they do mark really easily. The problem however is that these marks seem a bit too difficult to wash out, and with about six or seven washes they can still be visible.
Other than that, these are a gorgeous and unique pair of chinos which I would recommend everyone to try out for themselves. I was going to play safe and buy the brown ones, however after a little encouragement from a friend, I tried out these and ended up loving them. Definitely not something I would normally opt for, but I have fallen in love with these. Get to Next and try them for yourself! Thanks for reading.