This post is sponsored by Tradlands, an ethical fashion industry standout that creates menswear-inspired staples for women; garments guaranteed to last and meant to be lived in.
As a mom, a small business owner, a wife, etc. I wear many hats. One of my joys in life is styling clothes, but as someone with very multi-faceted days, it can be a challenge to feel well-dressed for all the scenarios. When I am heading to a choir concert or evening event at the kids’ school, I’m not keen on showing up in faded jeans and well-loved tennis shoes (something that would be great for the park!). When I’m headed to four drop offs and pick ups in one day plus piano lessons, I am not keen on clothes that don’t move and don’t keep me warm. When I am trying to make myself look more perky than I feel when headed out for a date night, I often wonder what on earth to wear.
Every so often I come across great pieces that beautifully meet the needs of my day-to-day life and fill the gaps in my closet. This fall Tradlands has knocked it out of the park for me with their offerings. I want to introduce you to a few of my new favorites that keep me on my A-game, no matter where I am headed in my day.
Name: “The Ashland White” / Fabric: 58% Tencel 42% Rayon / Fit: Blousey, breezy and drapey (I’m wearing a Medium)
Good For: Dates, work meetings, holiday gatherings
Favorite Aspect: Silky, drapey fabric (which happens to be machine washable!)
Style With: Dark wash jeans and smart boots for a polished look. -OR- Half tucked into vintage, faded jeans with pointy shoes and a leather jacket for an edgy look.
THE MULTIFUNCTIONAL JACKET:
Name: “The Chore Coat Black” / Fabric: 10 oz. heavy duck cotton (softens with wear) / Fit: Structured, but roomy (I am wearing a Medium)
Good For: Everything! It is tailored enough to be a polished, finishing item on almost any outfit. I can throw it over most things, and look instantly pulled-together. It is sturdy (see fabric!) and functional enough for mom-life, aka pickup, groceries, playground, hoofing it around the city.
Favorite Aspect: The pockets! They are large, and well-placed and look attractive. They are perfect for tossing keys or a cellphone into when I’m hustling.
Style With: Your favorite sweater (this jacket is cut slightly roomier for layering) with slim-cut jeans and boots for a pulled-together look. -OR- Wear it over a button up or flannel with vintage jeans and clogs for a more outdoorsy/relaxed look.
I often struggle with jackets because they make me look like I am wearing shoulder pads, but I love this jacket. It’s smart-looking without adding bulk or making me feel overdone (like I would in a blazer).
Name: “Canyon Flannel Black” / Fabric: 100% midweight cotton flannel / Fit: tailored but relaxed (I’m wearing a Medium)
Good For: When I want to feel cozy, aka every afternoon when I’m walking to pick my kids up from school.
Favorite Aspect: Incognito flannel! I love the coziness of flannel, but I’m not always in the mood for plaid. This shirt is the perfect answer.
Style With: Skinny jeans and chelsea boots for a Euro-inspired look. -OR- Tucked into vintage denim with mules because that is the ultimate in effortlessness and comfort.
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I look forward to putting these three pieces to work over the winter months. I’ll keep you posted on any styling or fit updates as they come up. For now, let me know if you have any questions.
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This post is sponsored by Tradlands. As always, all thoughts, opinions, writing and ideas are mine. Thank you for supporting brands who are committed to ethical manufacturing and who are working to bring change to the apparel industry. All photography by Kiara Rose.