Plaid Pants Two Ways

As August comes to an end, I can’t help but start thinking ahead to fall fashions. Never mind that we still have several weeks of heat and humidity to go here in Philly, I’m longing for sweater weather… maybe it’s because my kids are starting school on Monday, but I’m ready for those crisp fall days that come along with pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider donuts.

Why does it always come back to food in the fall? I don’t know, but count me in!

Today I’m teaming up with Nordstrom to share two transitional looks with these plaid pants from Wit & Wisdom. Yes, that’s right, I’m trading in my trademark denim for a pair of plaid twill pants.

sweater // pants // mules // necklace // bracelet // watch

I love these pants because they fit like my beloved legging jeans, but they read as pants, so you can wear them to work or church this fall and be perfectly within dress code regulations.

Okay, I obviously don’t work outside the home, so I can’t say for sure that these would fit every office environment, but I think they would be great for teachers and those workplaces with a more casual dress code.

I styled these pants two ways — first with a classic grey cashmere sweater, and then with a more budget-friendly pink dolman sleeve pullover.

This grey sweater is a bit splurgy, but I snagged it during the Anniversary Sale. I didn’t even notice it until the very end when another blogger styled it, and they still had my size so I snatched it up. It is soooo luxe and gorgeous — not to mention, super versatile. This is the kind of classic wardrobe piece you can wear for 10 years.

While the sweater is an investment, the pants are priced well under $100. That’s one reason why I do so much of my shopping at Nordstrom — it’s my one-stop high-low fashion destination for every occasion.

These pants have the patented Wit & Wisdom ‘Ab-solution’ power-mesh panels that mold and hold, including a waistband with interior control and booty-lift construction, and who doesn’t love that!?! I also like how the subtle plaid pattern and the pocket zippers add interest to the outfit.

For size reference, I’m wearing an 8 in these pants, and they feel a little big. I think a 6 might fit better, so you probably want to size down if in between.

For a more budget-friendly pairing, this pink dolman sleeve sweater is made of a nubby bouclé knit, and I’ve always been a fan of a dolman sleeve. I love the slouchy, laid back vibe and the way the ribbed texture across the top adds interest.

This sweater is really comfortable to wear, and you can dress it up or down. For size reference, I have the small, and it’s plenty roomy so you’ll want to size down if in between. Otherwise it’s true to size; I usually wear a small in the Caslon brand. While I love this pink cedar, it also comes in 4 other colors.

For this look, I swapped out the black mules for grey suede peep-toe booties, and I carried a silver shoulder bag.

I’ve shared this bag before, but I absolutely love it. The leather is like butter, and the inside is unlined — which in my opinion makes it seem more expensive. I also like how it has a divider to help keep things organized, and it’s got the perfect slouchy-yet-structured silhouette. You can configure the straps several different ways, but I love it the way it comes — for me, this is the perfect strap length.

These booties are extremely comfortable, and they make such a great transition shoe. They also come in black and taupe. It says they have a 4 1/4″ heel, but they don’t feel that high at all. They’re right on trend for fall with the perforated suede and ruching details, and I love how those features add texture to the outfit.

Y’all know me, I’m a sweater girl, but these pants can also be paired with a blouse, a tunic, or t-shirt and cardigan. I can also see adding a leather moto jacket to either of these outfits when it gets colder.

sweater // pants // booties // bracelet // bag

In addition to having something for everyone and every occasion, Nordstrom now offers several new buying options to make your life easier. You can BOPUS (buy online, pick up in-store) or ROTUS (reserve online, try on in store) and they also offer curbside pickup so you don’t even have to get out of your car! I’ve used that option quite a few times, and it’s absolutely fantastic. You just text them when you’re nearby and then again when you pull up, and they bring your bags right out to you.

If you prefer typical online ordering, shipping and returns are free, and basic alterations are also free for many full-price items purchased at Nordstrom and Trunk Club. Just bring your receipt or packing slip in with you, and they’ll determine what’s needed during your fitting and let you know if any charges apply.

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photo credit: Alison Cornell

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