Wool Pants for Every Occasion
If I asked you about Chadwicks of Boston, I bet most of you remember the name. I know both mom & I have ordered many products from their catalogs, back in the day! Presently Chadwicks of Boston is working hard to make it easy for us older women to look and feel stylish! Maybe you haven’t seen a catalog in awhile, but their website has some great items to peruse!
They continue offering the classic and more tailored look they are famous for and have added some modern stylish looks as well. Since you know I am a thrifty shopper, I have to admit that I am always concerned about pricing. Of course, I want a quality product, but I don’t want to pay an arm and a leg either. And Chadwicks of Boston has you covered in that department.
Another fabulous aspect about this company is there are so many sizes available. I know as the three of us are all petites, it can be a struggle to find companies that offer our sizing. Not only does Chadwicks of Boston have petites, they also have talls, and plus sizes.
In saying all of this, let me tell you that Chadwicks of Boston, sent us these fully lined, straight legged wool pants. If you’ve been reading my blog for any time now, you know how I love to take one item and make it relevant for many different events for the 3 of us. And that’s what I thought I’d do with these wool pants. One of the considerations in picking these pants, was the fact, that many of the retired women I know, feel like they have to give away all of their “work” clothes. And it’s true, some of those clothing items, won’t be worn again. But I think that some of the pieces can certainly be used in our everyday life.
Jodie’s (50’s) Conservative Work Outfit: So the scenario I came up with for myself is to style the pants for the working world. These kind of trousers were a go-to for me in the colder months in the office.
Please let me tell you, that this pair is quite well made. In this first outfit, I considered an environment, where a jacket is always worn. I think that the color combination of camel & blue are very conservative and classic!
I was able to sit comfortably and move around in these trousers without issues. I actually wore them around the entire day, and I don’t think they wrinkled very badly.
I did knit the sleeveless sweater that I’m wearing under the blazer!
Jodie’s (50’s) Casual Work Outfit: As shown in my second outfit, I styled the trousers for another day at work. However, this time, I figured it could be a more casual day in the work environment.
Here’s the rear view of the trousers! Not too tight, yet not too baggy!
I only wish I had been reading blogs when I was working. I never thought to wear my “work” clothes for non working days. I almost consider it a waste of my clothing now when I look back!
All of the pieces shown in the two scenarios above (besides these trousers) are items I actually did wear when I was working!
Nancy’s (60’s) Dressy Travel Outfit: For Nancy’s story line, I kept it as close to truth as possible. Why not take your pair of wool pants on a winter trip? Nancy’s actually considering a tour to Ireland next October.
And these wool pants could be an ideal item to take with her.
Because even when you’re on a trip, there’s usually at least one nice restaurant on the itinerary.
I actually have Nancy’s pants pinned up about 2 inches. Even though we ordered the petites, because she is only 5’0″, they are still a little too long for her shoes. I’ll be shortening them soon, but I didn’t have time before the photos. Now if she wore 4 inch heels, then that would be different–ha ha!
Nancy’s (60’s) Casual Travel Outfit: Especially if you’re travelling the globe, you won’t be able to take a huge variety of clothing items. Thus pieces that can work for many occasions are a smart choice, in my book!
Thus it could be extremely helpful if your dressy trousers can be styled also into a casual outfit.
And if it’s cold enough to be wearing wool trousers, it’s also probably cold enough to be wearing a coat! I figured this outfit would be a good reproduction of a walking tour expedition paired with her grey sneakers/oxfords!
I added in a large necklace to add some color around Nancy’s face!
Charlotte’s (70’s) Dressier Outfit: For my mom, I still consider her an active member of the community. She could easily wear this outfit to church on Sundays or to her symphony outing with friends. These trousers fit my mom perfectly right out of the bag. I would call them true to size and we ordered the petite length since she’s 5’4″.
I know of many women in this age group who do not enjoy wearing skirts and dresses anymore. It’s for those women, that I would consider these wool pants perfect especially for the colder months.
One of the nice things about pants in wintertime, is you can layer a pair (or two) of tights or hosiery under your wool pants for warmth!
Mom did make both the vest and shirt in her outfit! The heels are only 2 inches high and easy to wear!
Charlotte’s (70’s) Errand Running Outfit: I realize that many cities have become very casual in their dress and clothing. But I still hold out hope that we can always look fantastic.
For a day of running around town to pick up this and that, I had mom slip on some flats. I realize that some pants can’t be worn with both flats & heels. However, if you check out the website for these pants, you’ll see the model is wearing the hemline at the top of her shoes with her heels.
I tried to get a nice closeup of the pants in the sun. The description is a dark teal blue, but I’d call it more of a navy. It comes in 8 other colors also–4 prints and 4 solids
Since it’s getting chilly outside, we layered a long sleeve t-shirt under her short sleeve cardigan.
So there you have it. All 3 of us wearing the same wool trousers for 6 different occasions. I hope you enjoyed this narrative on our traveling pants–ha ha! Even if you don’t need a new pair of wool trousers, I hope you’ll check out the Chadwicks of Boston website and take a gander at their offerings and their new fit guidelines. This powder blue coat would go nicely with these pants!! They do ship internationally which can be convenient for some of you!
DISCLOSURE: I AM PARTICIPATING IN A COMPENSATED CAMPAIGN WITH THIS BRAND. HOWEVER, THE STYLING AND THE WRITTEN WORDS ARE MY OWN. #ad #ChadwicksofBoston #affordablequality