Hi gals! And welcome to Dressed for My Day, where my goal is to inspire and help women like you and me dress beautifully and appropriately for our unique days so we can engage gracefully and authentically with those around us and influence them positively. Pardon me, but I just feel the need to state that purpose every now and again. It keeps me focused and on the mark! And to that end, today I’m sharing a cute alternative to wearing shorts – these comfy, sweet chambray drawstring pants.
I don’t know about you, but occasionally I need something with the comfort and casual feel of shorts, but I want a little more coverage for the particular outing or event. Does that resonate with you at all?
Maybe you’re attending a church picnic, an outdoor graduation party, a Sunday school cookout or a grandchild’s t-ball game. Or maybe you’re choosing something cool and comfy for a day at the outlet mall. This is the kind of outfit that I think is both appropriate and pretty for any of those outings.
No, this isn’t high fashion. These aren’t even my most favorite pair of pants. But there are so many times when I reach for these because they just fit the bill. Plus they’re feminine, cool, comfortable and sweetly casual.
I’m wearing a size 8, so they fit very true to size.
Today I paired my drawstring chambray pants with this sweetly feminine textured strip tie-hem top. This top runs true to size and I’m wearing a small. It has a relaxed fit and is made of 55% cotton, 45% rayon for a little stretch. You might prefer this top in the daisy print.
To elevate the outfit a little, I decided to wear my leather wedge sandals on this day. I’ve been amazed at how comfortable these shoes are…for heels. They run true to size.
But these cutout slides are certainly a beautiful and comfortable option as well. These classic shoes also run true to size. They are a tad roomy on my regular width feet, however, so keep that in mind.
Because I was envisioning wearing this easy breezy outfit for a day of strolling through the shops, I chose to carry my large leather tote. I also took this tote on my recent weekend getaway, and that proved to be the perfect choice. I slipped my small camera bag inside for a second smaller purse, but I was able to carry all the things in this roomy bag.
I had some readers comment that these pants weren’t their favorite in the previous post. Well, actually I think they didn’t like them at all. I get that. No offense taken. They’re not for everyone. But if you’re looking for options instead of shorts, these loose fitting, chambray pants are a versatile choice. They’re also available in a wonderful Tencel version in four different colors: black, navy, olive green and white. I tried those on, and they fit like a dream.
So what about you? Do you need cool options to wear besides shorts? And if you do look for shorts alternatives, why? I’d love to know because I’m preparing a future post all about shorts alternatives. But I need to know if you want those options because you don’t like baring your legs, because you don’t like going that short or just because, like me, you don’t always want to wear shorts.
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Thank you for stopping by Dressed for My Day. And hey, I know I mentioned some negative comments I received about these pants earlier. But honestly, I want you to feel free to share your opinions in the comments. Yes, I do have feelings and sometimes I run to my husband and mope a little over comments. But he always sets me straight, and in the end all is good. So please don’t feel like you can’t share your true thoughts.
Have a blessed and beautiful day!
Blessed for My Day
Today let’s be sure to pause and thank the Lord for the cross. The most amazing thing about grace is that it didn’t cancel the debt we owed; it paid it. God didn’t wink at our sin and excuse it, like we often do or did with our own children. Instead, He sent His one and only Son to pay the debt for our sins with His own death. That’s how much He loves us. He paid the price He did not owe for a debt we could not pay.
For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. ~ 1 Corinthians 1:18