Clothing Review: Chalet’s Haddie Linen Tunic
I love doing the clothing reviews for you guys, from picking out the item, to styling it in as many different ways as I can from my closet, to taking the photos around my yard, so here is another clothing review post. I hope you enjoy. 🙂
A few days ago I stopped into Willow a women’s clothing boutique in Albuquerque, NM. After a few minutes looking around, I spotted this beautifully draping tunic. The employee was very helpful and showed me a few other pieces, but ultimately I loved the linen tunic. It fits with my clothing phlosophy: expensive pieces should be solid or neutral so the accessories, which are cheaper, can be in the latest colors or styles. I also try to buy pieces that can be styled in a variety of ways.
Chalet’s Linen Tunic Spring/Summer Casual Style
The piece is made with a slight vertical stripe created by leaving the weave a little more open in contrast to the tighter weave of the rest of the piece and has a hi-lo hem which I loved for its playfulness. One of my style preferences is to pair a flowy piece of clothing with a fitted piece so as to not overwhelm my small frame so, for me, this tunic calls for leggings or skinny pants. I love that it can also be worn throughout the year by layering it with a long sleeve t-shirt and switching out sandals for boots. The one I bought is an XS and still felt a little too big on my petite frame. I like that it is supposed to be drape-y, but I don’t want it to appear that I am hiding a pregnancy because people do start to wonder. I figured I could probably pull in the side seam just a bit under the arm to make it fit the way I want, so the tunic went home with me. I started working on my alterations first thing the next morning and by the end of the afternoon I had the photo session finished already.
Chalet’s Linen Tunic Fall/Winter Dressed Up Style
Linen is an excellent fabric for living life in the summer because it breathes so well. Linen feels cool to the touch and dries quite quickly which makes it the perfect for summer fabric looking breezy while keeping you cool. Linen is made from the flax seed and is known for having its own texture so don’t worry about ironing it, just air dry, throw it on, and follow your wanderlust wherever it leads.
Chalet’s Linen Tunic Fall/Winter Casual Style
I haven’t been able to find much information about the Chalet company. I have been able to find that it is supposedly made in the U.S, but would like that to be corroborated; so unfortunately I’m unable to speak to its sustainability which is always a bummer; and I wish I had known that before I bought the piece, but that’s life sometimes. If anyone out there has any information on the company please send it my way and I will happily update the post.
(All of the photos are taken in and around my yard by me.)
http://judyvanderbeck.com/judys-bio Now it’s your turn: What is your favorite piece of clothing to style throughout the year? Share links or photos below.