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Would You Wear It? Sleepy Lion Pants

Would You Wear It? Sleepy Lion Pants

Happy Saturday ladies and welcome to the weekend. We’re off to visit friends for the weekend and hoping for blue skies. I’d forgotten how gray the weather here is in January. It’s downright gloomy.

It’s time for would you wear it with my friend Pam. Each week we share a mannequin and ask what our readers think of the outfit it’s wearing. We want to know if you would wear it. Is it your style?

I love you to share your styling ideas and how you might make it work for your shape and lifestyle. Be constructive and kind with your comments so you don’t insult the readers who love what you hate.

So tell me, ladies, what are your thoughts? Would you wear this?

What could you change to make it work for you?

Do the shape and color work for your body?

Please share your styling ideas in the comments so we can all be inspired.

 

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Now let’s pop over to Over 50 Feeling 40 and see what Pam’s mannequin is wearing.

Thanks for reading and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.

 

 

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65 Comments

  1. Linda GR
    February 1, 2020 / 7:02 am

    I’d wear the top and jacket, but the lion pants look like pajama bottoms. The top half could be styled in so many ways, but pajama bottoms stay pajama bottoms.

  2. Susan
    February 1, 2020 / 7:03 am

    I spent a couple weeks in Brazil recently and came home with a taste for color.These pants are beautiful and I love the fact they are silk.I don’t think my hips would be flattered by the drawstring waist however.

  3. Sandy
    February 1, 2020 / 7:03 am

    Love the classic blazer with white shirt
    Could not do the pants, way to busy for

  4. Elizabeth
    February 1, 2020 / 7:08 am

    I would wear the pants but not with the jacket….my top would be plain navy silk …would wear them for entertaining not a trip to grocery store…

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 1, 2020 / 11:03 pm

      Great idea Elizabeth. What a fun look

  5. Donna Nance
    February 1, 2020 / 7:08 am

    First, let me wish you a happy weekend with some sunshine! Gloomy here too. I like the jacket but the pants remind me of pajama bottoms. Putting some stretch into the jacket is brilliant.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 1, 2020 / 11:03 pm

      Happy weekend Donna! Xx

  6. Diane B
    February 1, 2020 / 7:10 am

    The jacket is smart; the pants would overwhelm a petite woman(like me). I would try on a solid pair to make sure I was correct. Comfortable, definitely; they do look like pjs.

  7. Julie
    February 1, 2020 / 7:12 am

    I have an apple shaped body & these bottoms would not be flattering. Someone taller & more slender than my 5’ 3” body might be able to carry this off.

  8. Rose
    February 1, 2020 / 7:13 am

    Love the Blazer and top but oh my goodness the pants are way over the top for me! I would be lost even as pajamas!

  9. Michele
    February 1, 2020 / 7:14 am

    Those scream “pajama bottoms” and are a definite no. Love the classic jacket…the lapels elongate the torso for those needing that feature. I need to add a classic jacket to my wardrobe. Enjoy your weekend.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 1, 2020 / 11:04 pm

      Thanks Michele

  10. Susan
    February 1, 2020 / 7:14 am

    I too think the pants resemble pj’s…I’d wear them for a party with a gold or navy top but not out and about. I generally don’t like loose, flowy pants on me and prefer a bit more structure. And the drawstring waist has never looked good on me…I like the jacket though!

  11. Carol
    February 1, 2020 / 7:19 am

    My first thought was “Oh gosh, no!” But then I looked again and the few words above it re traveling popped into my head and I thought, this would in actuality be a brilliant travel outfit for long haul travel. Pack a more suitable pair of pants or skirt in your carry-on and you’re good to go right into a meeting. The pants would be super comfy for sitting for long stretches of time.

    But really, though, I’d have to give the outfit a pass for my everyday kind of life. Lounging pants, pj pants or whatever they’re called simply don’t suit my style or lifestyle and routine. Really love the punch of color they are and wouldn’t hesitate if they were a scarf.

  12. Elaine
    February 1, 2020 / 7:23 am

    Love the blazer……but not the balloon pants.

  13. Cindy
    February 1, 2020 / 7:25 am

    Oh my goodness, no, these pants would not flatter me at all. They draw so much attention to my bottom half, which is the area I want to de-emphasize.

  14. Valla
    February 1, 2020 / 7:26 am

    Hmm, I’d wear the outfit if the lion print was a simple top and the pants were the winter white. Add gold jewelry and navy shoes to go with the blazer.

  15. B G
    February 1, 2020 / 7:27 am

    I like the blazer and top. The pants are a no for me,the drawstring waist would not be my friend and the pattern is just to out there for me.

  16. Linda Lennon
    February 1, 2020 / 7:28 am

    My first thought when I saw the pants was that they would be great with a silky top for the fundraiser at the Desert Zoo but otherwise I wouldn’t wear a print like this. I do own a number of loose fit, drawstring waist pants in solid linens and a few in stripes. I wear them with longer, loose tanks. I’m sorry you are experiencing dreary weather! Here in the SoCal desert it hit 80 yesterday while I was out golfing. Have to pinch myself to remind me it’s February 1!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 1, 2020 / 11:06 pm

      We are heading south next week. I can’t wait.

  17. Karen Woodard
    February 1, 2020 / 7:34 am

    Love the blazer. The pants not so much. Hope you have a great weekend!

  18. Paulette Levy
    February 1, 2020 / 7:35 am

    I’d wear this with the right group of friends….some who dress rather eclectically every day! The one item I might switch up would be the tee. I’d wear a v neck instead if crew neck!

    For at home entertaining I might go with a flowy blouse in solid blue , maybe. I like this.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 1, 2020 / 11:07 pm

      Thanks Paulette

  19. KIM Vardas
    February 1, 2020 / 7:39 am

    The jacket would work perfectly with my figure. The bottoms I would wear as pajamas with a matching button front, long sleeved top (beautiful print).

  20. Kathy Blackburn
    February 1, 2020 / 7:43 am

    The outfit seems mismatched, top and bottom. The top is professional and classic. The bottoms look like something you’d wear on a Caribbean vacation. I wouldn’t wear them, they are too baggy with no shape.

  21. Priscilla Leduc
    February 1, 2020 / 7:50 am

    The top with red pants would be better for me.

  22. Clarissa C
    February 1, 2020 / 7:50 am

    This look reflects a fashion meme that is so jarring to me, but then a lot of my fashion sensibility was formed in the Madmen era! Jenna Lyons changed all that when she changed the styling at J. Crew. The meme: oh, let me throw together some interesting pieces that are so mismatched/non-complementary that I come across as a free spirit with fab items carefully curated to stand up to any situation or combination and that’s OK because I don’t need to color within the lines! But really, to my eye, it communicates two disparate messages: first–I am so without resources of money or imagination that this is all that I could put together to leave my place today AND/OR second–I am trying really hard to show the world that I am not really trying too hard.

  23. Deborah
    February 1, 2020 / 7:52 am

    It’s a beautiful outfit on the mannequin. All colors I love. The jacket looks beautifully made – the long lapels would be flattering on me. The pants are really cute, but they are out of my comfort zone. Not sure how often I would wear them. It would be fun to try it on though to see…

  24. Beth M.
    February 1, 2020 / 7:57 am

    Something about printed pants that I never like, regardless of style or print.

  25. Lezlie Davis
    February 1, 2020 / 7:58 am

    I love the blazer. I love the blue in the pants but they are an absolute NO WAY for me on just about every level. 🙂

  26. Eileen
    February 1, 2020 / 8:05 am

    For my coloring and shape, the pants are too shiny, wrong colors. The size of the print is too large. If I was very tall and maybe a red head I would wear this as pajamas. Glad to see silk though.

  27. Donna
    February 1, 2020 / 8:13 am

    Jacket is lovely and the white top but the pants. Well pjs are pjs. That’s my look at them. Nice for pjs though.

  28. Joanna
    February 1, 2020 / 8:25 am

    I don’t wear drawstring pants because they make your hips look bigger. If one is very slim, they work. The pants are too bright, too baggy and look like pyjama bottoms. I prefer structured, solid coloured bottoms. The blazer is nice but I’ve learned my lesson. I have bought two, one black and one check, but almost never wear them. I really should donate them. 🤔

  29. Ellen
    February 1, 2020 / 8:30 am

    I love the idea of pants. Maybe for a party or an art fair. However I feel the pants would wear me not be wearing the pants! And drawstrings usually don’t do well on me , the short wasted and a little hippie. But the look gorgeous! The colors are great. I would also wear a less structured top. But do love the classic blazer and tee Maybe just leave the jacket off.

  30. Mollie M.
    February 1, 2020 / 8:34 am

    I have to say no to the pants. They just do not go with the blazer which I really like. They are two fashion statements. The pants and material are beautiful, but they say to me , evening wear with a same fabric top. The blazer and camy or blouse says daywear and I like it.

  31. Donna
    February 1, 2020 / 8:35 am

    I like the look but it is definitely not for me. I have tried those pj pant style in many options all they do is make me look shorter and wider, ugh!!

    I love the blazer, especially with a little bit of stretch. One button deep v is always best on me as I have an ample bust line. And for that exact reason the crew neck is not always my friend. But with the addition of A long necklace or a scarf it could work.

    Top half is a classic look!

  32. Marian
    February 1, 2020 / 8:46 am

    If i found the pants on the sale rack for $20, I’d buy them because they are silk and beautiful. They certainly spark joy! I’d imagine some occasion someday and then they’d sit in my closet for the right occasion- and then I wouldn’t have the right top and shoes. And I’d worry about the dry cleaning bill.

    Then I’d lend them to my tall slender daughter. She’d wear them with a white tee shirt and a long sheer navy ruana type cover and dark velvet or satin ballet flats or slippers. A beret might complete the look or satin ball cap.

  33. Linda V
    February 1, 2020 / 8:55 am

    I would never wear those pants. I am bottom heavy so I try not to draw attention to my bottom half. those pants would definitely draw attention! I like the blazer but don’t need this type of item in my wardrobe now since I am retired.

  34. Terri
    February 1, 2020 / 8:56 am

    Happy Saturday! Guess I’m with the majority – love the blazer & top but would pass on the pants. Love the idea of silk pants & I like the print – just not something I could wear. I know I wouldn’t be able to “own” the pant style.

  35. sheryl
    February 1, 2020 / 8:56 am

    well, the jacket and shirt, yes, nice clean lines…could be paired with jeans or nice slacks…now for the pants..hmmmm…this print i just would not be attracted to..that being said, i do have 3 or 4 pairs of palazzo pants…but the material is not this shiny, nor do they have a drawstring at the waist, but they are wild prints, when i wear them i minimize jewelry to very simple pieces, if any, and a plain solid blouse carrying one of the colors in the pant print.

  36. Dianne 🇨🇦
    February 1, 2020 / 9:06 am

    I’m with almost everyone else who wrote today.
    I love the blazer,I’m looking forward to warmer weather so we can shed our winter coats.
    The silk pant would be fun @ home for entertaining.

  37. Dawn
    February 1, 2020 / 9:07 am

    The pants are beautiful and comfy looking. On the J Crew website they were paired with a yellow striped sweater….I liked that look. I wouldn’t wear them with the blazer as pictured although I love the blazer. I already have two blazers in my closet, so would pass on everything today.

  38. Cyndi
    February 1, 2020 / 9:21 am

    I would definitely wear the one button blazer and the crew neck top but the pants (like others have mentioned) look like high-end pajama pants to me, so those are not my style

  39. Debbie Bell
    February 1, 2020 / 9:30 am

    For sure – I have a colourless silk navy jacket that gets far too little use and I want to take it travelling, not pack it. I’m ordering the pants, if I can!
    thank you

    • Jennifer
      Author
      February 1, 2020 / 11:11 pm

      I hope they work for you. They’re really gorgeous.

  40. MRSBEN2
    February 1, 2020 / 9:46 am

    Have donated all but one of my totes as opt for small scale handbags now, so a no to it. Re the blazer, have several in wool and similar in style that I do wear so yes and a no …. ☺. As for the re-imagined wool top (? — wash all my wool sweaters anyways otherwise in the climate I live in, I’d be poor by winter’s end …. lol!) and because it is a crew neck, a no to it as well. Re the pants; do love the pattern/colors and the fact they are silk however do not care for their draw-string waist and them being cropped BUT would certainly wear its matching shirt and more than likely drive myself insane trying to match it with (high rise, skinny or straight legged) bottoms in an complimenting solid colour and a medium weight fabric. -Brenda-
    P.S.: In summer as an overlay to a camisole; for a little warmth in air conditioned environments I often wear long-sleeved silk shirts so that would be another reason why I’d purchase it rather than the pants.

  41. Carolyn
    February 1, 2020 / 10:05 am

    My friend and I always joke that we wish we could wear our pjs out – well, those silk pants would fit the bill. They do look fun, but they just aren’t for me. Love the blazer. Might have to make the investment in it.

  42. beth byrd
    February 1, 2020 / 10:11 am

    Love the jacket — it’s so classic and could be worn dressy or casual. And it looks great with that white shirt.

    As for the pants … wow, I’m on the fence. Definitely not paired with the jacket. But I could picture them with a loose linen tank and it would make wonderful outfit for relaxing at home or at a casual venue. A gold statement necklace would work with such an outfit I think.

  43. Pamela Lutrell
    February 1, 2020 / 10:34 am

    For me, the top and the bottom are two different looks. I would wear…and have worn often…the top half. The pants are not a flattering cut for my shape and look like pjs. But I do like the fabric and if used for a tunic, kimono, or scarf I might wear. Poor designing for the display though.

  44. Peggy
    February 1, 2020 / 10:54 am

    I use a wheelchair sometimes when I go outside of the house. The drawstring would be impossible with my limited coordination in one of my hands. It is pull on slim jeans for me. The blazer and tee would look great over my jeans.

  45. Lucinda
    February 1, 2020 / 11:20 am

    Love the jacket, but would prefer a navy v-neck top as I am only 5’ 1”. The pants would not work for me, especially the draw string waist and large print. A solid pant works best on me.

  46. Connie
    February 1, 2020 / 11:40 am

    I love the blazer and tee, and I love prints, but that gold elephant on royal blue is too much for me even if it were a blouse. I also think they look like pajama bottoms. In fact, I am in the process of getting rid of all my palazzo pants for just that reason. I once liked the style but the neat, classic fit of slim jeans and pants has changed me forever!

  47. Dana
    February 1, 2020 / 11:51 am

    I’m new to your blog and this is my first “would you wear it.” Love the idea and I know it will get me thinking more about what I’m wearing. So, for me, the pants are perfect for lounging at home or for my sewing/quilting days either at home or out with friends. Would drop the blazer and go with a yellow or gold top – maybe a tee or a light-weight blouse to tuck in. Can’t wait for next Sat.!

  48. Cheri
    February 1, 2020 / 12:34 pm

    I really like the pants but would only wear them with maybe a tunic and only at home for leisure or perhaps for a party. If I wore those out in public where I live, I’d be laughed out of town:)

  49. Becky
    February 1, 2020 / 12:45 pm

    This looks like a tale of two styles. The top part is very classic & structured while the bottom definitely says lounge wear to me. The jacket & top could be worn with so many things & are just my style. I could see the pants on someone else with softer top as a hostess outfit or an evening at home with a significant other but not going out of the house.

  50. Maria Gutierrez
    February 1, 2020 / 1:02 pm

    Love the blazer No To The Pant

  51. Susan McClelland
    February 1, 2020 / 2:18 pm

    I agree that the blazer/sweater don’t go well with the pants. On the JCrew website, they’ve styled the pants with a white sweater with camel stripes which I like better. I wouldn’t wear the blazer and sweater – they’re fine but a little meh for my taste. The pants are fun, but alas, I couldn’t justify the price for the one or two times a year I would wear them.

  52. Juliet
    February 1, 2020 / 2:22 pm

    The top half is right up my alley. The pajama style bottoms are a little outside my comfort zone, but they’re fun. So, yes, I think I’d wear this! xo

  53. Trish
    February 1, 2020 / 3:10 pm

    UUUMMM….beautiful pants and nice jacket. styled as is I would not wear. The white tshirt?
    not a fit.
    The jacket looks almost velvet with a satin lapel? If that is the case perhaps a simple satin black camisole with gold jewelry to complement the pants and blk dressy flats.
    Love the pants.. would wear with kinda long plain(no buttons trim etc) black silky top with long rope gold jewelry and again satin flats or 5 inch heels?? I would be the star of the Art gallery opening reception for the new showing. :))

  54. Deb
    February 1, 2020 / 4:11 pm

    Love the blazer but not with that outfit. Like the pants and crew neck shirt but would pair with a long tassel necklace. Bag is too big for me prefer smaller shoulder or cross body bag. One of the better mannequin outfits I have seen!

  55. Elaine @ Following Augustine
    February 1, 2020 / 6:51 pm

    The top and bottom halves of the outfit don’t look like they belong together. The pants look like great pyjamas, but I wouldn’t wear them outside the house.

  56. Donna
    February 1, 2020 / 10:25 pm

    Well it is business on top, party on the bottom. My formula is the opposite. The pants would be right at home for the Chinese New Year. Blazer would be right at home on me!

  57. Vicki Mikola Dack
    February 2, 2020 / 5:57 am

    At Home! Not the public… the trousers look like bottoms to Pj’s. Have enough headaches about women wearing working out clothes for daily wear.

  58. Penelope
    February 2, 2020 / 11:54 am

    It seems to be a trend now to mismatch pieces. I’m not a fan of this one. The pants are fun and could work with a tank top. Jacket and white top are classics.
    It takes skill to successfully mix styles. This is a fail in my opinion.

  59. Sue
    February 3, 2020 / 8:30 am

    If the silk pants were a geometric or abstract print in blue and gold silk, and the PJ hem was removed, I would wear them.

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