The Striped Essentials With The Perfect Pair of Boyfriend Chinos

These stripes have been with me for almost three years now. And these boyfriend chinos? Well, they’re new.

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THE LOOK | stripe shirt (unisex, size down), boyfriend chinos, heels, bag (old, similar), celine sunglasses, necklace c/o

If you’ve been following from 2012 (or even 2014) and on, you would know that I went through a serious “preppy” phase. I blame my best friend from college, Claire, for bringing me into J.Crew and styling me in our all J.Crew looks. After all, she was just doing her job as a VIP stylist for the company.

One thing that I never bought was a pair of boyfriend chinos.

Maybe it was too preppy for me (the last preppy look I wore was in London), or I just didn’t think I was cool enough to wear them? I guess it didn’t help that all I wanted to wear with these pants is this striped shirt. Who knows. What I do know, is that I’m going to be living in this pair. And I MIGHT even get them in another color. They’re the perfect amount of slouchy. Technically, they’re called the “girlfriend” fit. But, I still think of them as boyfriend chinos.

I totally felt like a much shorter and less chic version of Jenna Lyons. She always wears heels with slouchy pieces, and I love the vibe of her looks. PS: Are we sad she’s leaving J.Crew?

As for this striped shirt, it’s been a staple in my closet for almost 3 years. It’s the perfect “throw on and go shirt”. Oh and who doesn’t love a good nautical stripe? But now that I think about it, I’ve never worn it on the blog! Shame on me. But I promise it’s a good shirt.

Saint James makes such great shirts for men and women and I think they’re definitely worth the price tag. If you’re not ready to splurge on stripes, I found a TON of awesome options under $50 (a lot are under $20!):



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  1. 4.19.17

    Such a great look! I love how slouchy chinos make it feel a little less put together and a bit more fun!

    xx Caroline

  2. 4.19.17
    Jenn Lake said:

    So classic, Dana! Love!

  3. 4.19.17

    Love the twist on preppy style with the boyfriend fit chino. Stripes are always a good idea, and I love those heels as well. Classics!

  4. 4.19.17

    Such a classy look! Love the blush pants with the stripes! And that handbag is such a classy piece! 🙂

    Brittany 🙂

  5. 4.19.17
    Kara Aragon said:

    Great look! I really love your shades!

  6. 4.19.17
    Rachel said:

    THIS. STRIPED. TOP. *swoon* Love this look!

    Rachel /

  7. 4.20.17
    graceatwood said:

    Looking so comfy and chic – AND you managed to do baggy without looking sloppy which is something I struggle with! xo

  8. 4.20.17

    This looks so good!! I love it!

    xx, Melissa