Finding casual outfits that are comfortable and chic can be a challenge but I was lucky to stumble upon this pretty ensemble while strolling through one of my favorite shopping meccas this fall. It’s perfect for low key holiday occasions and well beyond, as the season turns to the long winter.

 
While I am not at all a fan of leggings, these looser fitting, slim leg, heavy-weight knit slacks from jjill are just the ticket for casual comfort and style. You will stay cozy and look far more put together than any pair of leggings could ever make you appear. Top it off with a festive cotton sweater in a holiday color, add a few jeweled baubles and you are set for a day of gift giving and family games or a quiet dinner date by the fire at your favorite pub.

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The pretty spruce green can serve as a neutral to pair with other colors as well, and either piece can be easily adapted into other outfits with different separates you no doubt own. I’ve shopped at jjill on a few occasions over the past couple of years and have found a couple of clothing items I have enjoyed. Their niche is casual clothing in primarily solid colors, that mix and match as well as travel well. While pants are always a very difficult find for me, this particular pair of knit pull-ons fits better than most. Paired with a pretty sweater or a silk blouse, they are dressier than jeans or cords but not so formal as to feel ‘too dressy’. The cotton sweater is a mid-weight yarn with a bit of a loose cut that would allow you slip on a lightweight tee underneath if you need a bit of added warmth.
Regardless of what you wear for your holiday festivities, live a beautiful life!

 

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