You all already know that I’m not a huge fan of Chicago weather, BUT there is at least one perk to the 8 months of cold weather here: wool!
Wool makes everything better, right?! It’s warm, it’s beautiful and there are so many ways to wear it, two of which I’ve included in this post.
Without a doubt, my favorite way to style wool is by wearing a wool blazer. I have become so fond of blazers in recent years and I really, really love a statement blazer. Wool blazers are almost always statement blazers, so it’s like two birds one stone 🙂
I’m pretty sure this blazer was created specifically for me because it has blush tones, a faint hint of blue, it’s wool and it makes a total statement – I mean, it checked all the boxes for what I’m looking for in Fall and Winter apparel. What makes it even better is that it has a matching skirt!
If I can help it though, I tend not to wear matchy-matchy and rather will chop up pieces from ‘outfits’ to make other outfits. I’ve always been that way. Flashback to circa 1992 when I would do fashion shows with my Barbie’s and the best part was always perfecting their outfits…like switching Barbie’s skirt for Stacey’s pants, and Christie’s heels for Teresa’s sneakers and so on and so forth. Flash forward to now, and it’s not hard to understand why I push myself to create separate outfits with pieces from other outfits. It’s just in my DNA!
Which brings me to my second favorite way to wear wool – skirts! Sure you can wear wool pants (I own those too!), but I find a skirt to be the perfect blend of warmth, while still being cool enough especially for those inevitable warmer Fall days. Again, this skirt is the same pattern as the blazer and I’ve paired it with the same turtleneck so you could see exactly how different each outfit looks, with just a few small tweaks.
I picked up both of these pieces in the Wool & Leather Shop via Chadwick’s of Boston. I love the style and affordability that Chadwicks has to offer and I love their dedication to fitting women of all sizes. Bonus: it’s one of the few places that has a great selection of contemporary, wool pieces in petite sizing! If you are a petite gal like me, you’ll love this blazer and for reference, I am wearing a size 2 🙂
**Thank you to Chadwicks of Boston for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own!
Wool Blazer (Wearing Size 2P) | Wool Skirt (Wearing Size 2P) | Turtleneck (Wearing Size S) | Trench Coat (Wearing PXS) | Chloe Heels (Wearing Size 5.5) | Cropped Denim (Wearing Size 25) | Suede Sandals (Wearing Size 6) | Nude Handbag | Baublebar Earrings