It’s technically spring in North America, but the temperatures outside tell me we’ve got a few more weeks to go before we can wear short-sleeved clothing without a jacket. In the interim, a blazer and wax coated pants are the perfect pairing for this weather.
This navy blazer is a classic. It’s from J. Crew and it’s their ‘Schoolboy’ blazer, now available as their ‘Rhodes‘ blazer. It’s wool, lined, has gold buttons, and can be dressed up or down. I love that it’s wool because it keeps me warm on cool spring days – yet it’s not bulky. I also love that it’s a petite size, so no alterations were necessary. The sleeve and jacket length were just right.
These wax coated pants, though, are one of my go-to wardrobe items, especially in changing weather. They’re Canadian-made by a Montreal-based, socially conscious company called I Love Tyler Madison. I think the best part about these pants is that they’re pull-on, with no zippers or buttons. The founders of this company love that these pants work for many body types and I agree with them. I’ve seen them on others and they look great.
I’ve styled the pants with an untucked oxford shirt under my favorite blazer for a casual yet chic look. Adding pearls makes the outfit that much dressier, as do high-heeled boots. You could remove the pearls, add a scarf, and wear casual boots or flats for a less formal look. You could also take the look to a very casual level by wearing a t-shirt and sneakers.
Although these pants remind me of leather pants, they’re really not comparable. They’re made of rayon and a hint of stretch that is wax coated. It’s a lot easier to wear them without worrying about being too careful. They also come in a cropped version and lighter colors, just in time for the warmer weather.
So, what do you think? Have you worn wax coated pants? I’d love to know what you think.
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