Monday, October 10, 2016

Updating My Fall Wardrobe with A Cape

As a part-time college instructor who does most of her work off campus, my style is quite casual most of the time. Nonetheless, it’s important to me to be put together, and I make a point of getting properly dressed every day. Since my lifestyle asks for casual clothes most of the time, you’ll often see me in jeans or leggings and a tunic. To make my casual outfits more special, I like to add a unique piece of jewelry or a scarf and a beautiful third layer. That’s why I love fall and winter; I finally have an opportunity to add a third layer to my outfits easily.

I was excited when I was presented with the opportunity to select a piece of clothing from Chadwicks of Boston.* Browsing through the online catalog, I was attracted to the classic yet updated pieces. I also noted right away that most garments are available in tall, petites and plus sizes (without the need to click away from the main page). Being tall, I know that having a non-standard size can be a challenge, and I very much appreciate the options available.

Adding Interest with the Chadwicks of Boston Boiled Wool Capelet

When I thought about updating my outerwear for fall, I knew I wanted to add a cape to my wardrobe. Capes are very much in style, and I think they add a level of sophistication to any outfit. Plus, they can be worn with a casual outfit as well as with dressier clothes.

The beautiful grey and black Boiled Wool Capelet goes well with a classic outfit of black pants and a black turtleneck sweater. I love that the cape has pockets. 

Chadwicks Boiled Wool Capelet 1

The capelet really makes the outfit. All I added to the basic black pieces was a statement necklace and the cape. Here is a closeup that shows the necklace and the beautiful wool fabric.

Chadwicks Boiled Wool Capelet 3

And here is a fun shot of the beautiful back!

Chadwicks Boiled Wool Capelet 2

The capelet also looks great with jeans and boots and pulls the casual outfit together.

Chadwicks Boiled Wool Capelet 4

Finally, the capelet even elevates a very casual outfit - leggings and a tunic. The Boiled Wool Capelet is a truly versatile, well-made piece that I know I’ll enjoy wearing for many years to come for all occasions in my life.

Chadwicks Boiled Wool Capelet 6
One of the items I keep coming back to on the Chadwicks of Boston website is a 3/4 Length Pink Wool Coat (the coat also comes in black, black tweed, new camel, and winter white - all the available colors are beautiful, and it comes in misses, petites, tall, and plus sizes). When looking at the website, I was instantly drawn to the pink coat. It’s such a pretty color, and the coat has been added to my wishlist. It’s the one fall/winter statement piece I believe my wardrobe still needs. Plus, it’s an affordable wool coat option, and I know I will get to enjoy it for years to come.

Questions: Are you going to add a new piece of outwear this fall/winter season? I hope to add the pink coat... If so, what are you thinking of adding/replacing? Have you checked out Chadwicks of Boston lately? I was impressed by the classic yet updated, quality and affordable clothes.
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Be well,

 *Disclosure: I am participating in a compensated campaign with this brand and was provided the capelet free of charge. The styling and the written words are my own. #ad #affordablequality