The Wool Trouser: Winter Wardrobe Staple
One thing on my Wishlist for winter was a pair of grey wool trousers. I’ve been searching for ones for probably 2 years now (at the thrift store) but upon getting a part-time job that has a no-jean dress code, I took the plunge and purchased a pair brand new. When I do buy things new (after searching for it at the thrift store), I make sure it still passes all of my quality tests, works with my wardrobe colour palette and that it is a style I’ve been eyeing for a long time. I want to make sure when I do buy brand-new that it will be a classic cut and fit that will never go out of style. By doing this, I ensure the item isn’t an impulse buy and that it is built to last in my wardrobe for several years.
I purchased the Jallade trousers from Aritzia in a grey twill. Although Aritzia isn’t a sustainable brand (some items are made from recycled plastic bottles or have eco initiatives, but you’ve really got to dig and read all the descriptions), I really trust their quality and they always make classic, timeless pieces.
I also appreciate that they’re a Canadian brand and that they carry smaller sizes. Since I’m quite petite (mainly in terms of height and narrow shoulders), a lot of clothes fit a bit oversized on me. Now, I do love a bit of oversized, but I kind of want my “tailored items”, like trousers, to fit my frame proportionately. Aritzia offers sizes that work great for petites in lots of tailored pieces which is very helpful (especially if going to a tailor isn’t an option for you).
So, these trousers… First off, they’re ultra comfortable. They’re a wool-cashmere blend in a speckled grey colour and they are high waisted with a straight leg all the way down. Because of the material, they are warmer than most pants (and will probably have to be stored in the summer because of this). They have a tie waist belt, but look equally good with no belt, or switched out with a different one.
In this outfit, I styled the Jallade pant with a chunky knit tucked in, my black booties and Moto jacket (aka my uniform but switching out my usual denim with trousers). They’re warmer than jeans which is great as the weather is cooling down.
I’m really pleased with this purchase! I’ve been looking for a pair of trousers like this for quite awhile and I’m glad that I found ones that ticked every box. I think they will work in fall, winter and spring outfits and they are such a classic, and a neutral colour that I don’t foresee going out of style.