cozying up for fall with tradlands.

September 27, 2016

tradlands fall 2016 | reading my tea leaves

This post is sponsored by Tradlands, a women’s clothing brand specializing in menswear-inspired staples for women.

Since their launch in 2012, Tradlands has devoted itself to making the very best button-up shirts for women. In large part, the business was born because co-owner Sadie was tired of walking into the men’s department and seeing things that she wanted to wear herself, but that didn’t quite work for a woman’s body. Tradlands endeavored to change that and their 8-button shirts that are still some of the very very best button-ups out there. Over the past four years, as the small team at Tradlands has started to grow, so has their ability to offer a wider range of women’s staples. They’ve taken the same attention to detail that they bring to making their button-up shirts and turned it loose on other pieces that could well get described as must-haves. Just this month, Tradlands launched cotton tees and sweatshirts to my very enthusiastic applause.
tradlands fall 2016 | reading my tea leaves

The Tradlands T-Shirts are made of super soft pre-shrunk cotton. They’re tailored enough to give them a little shape, without getting close to the overly nipped and tucked look that’s often synonymous with women’s t-shirts. My personal favorite features are the classic crew neck and the tailored hemline in a slightly rounded cut. I’m wearing the Ada Shell in these shots. Also available in Cavern, a dark gray; Brunswick, an olive green; and Indigo, a deep blue. tradlands fall 2016 | reading my tea leaves

Always a sucker for good sweatshirt, I feel particularly qualified to tell you that the Tradlands Sweatshirt is fantastic. It’s also made of super high-quality pre-shrunk cotton and sewn in the US. tradlands fall 2016 | reading my tea leaves

The crew neck, gusset, and ribbing give it all the signatures of a classic sweatshirt; the softness and comfort mean you’re not gonna want to take it off. I’m wearing the Althea Shell in these photos. Sweatshirts are also available in the same Brunswick green and Indigo blue as the tees, as well as Heather Graytradlands fall 2016 | reading my tea leaves

If it’s a classic chambray that you’re thinking about adding to your fall closet, you’d be wise to look no further than the Waverly. Made of 100% cotton mid-weight cotton chambray, you can feel you’ve got something special on your hands from the moment you touch this shirt. tradlands fall 2016 | reading my tea leaves

I’m wearing the Waverly Charcoal here over the Ada shell. The Waverly is also available in Slate and Cardinal
tradlands fall 2016 | reading my tea leaves

And if the shorter days were starting to notice makes you feels it’s the right time to up your sophistication a little bit, you might try the Rory. Its fit is a little trimmer than some of the other Tradlands’ button-ups and I love that it’s made of 100% organic cotton. It’s sleek and sophisticated (even over a growing belly). tradlands fall 2016 | reading my tea leaves

If you see something here that strikes your fancy (or perhaps you’ve been tempted by a cool-weather flannel), Tradlands is offering Reading My Tea Leaves readers $25 off orders over $100 with the code hellofall. Good through October 15, 2016 at midnight PSTtradlands fall 2016 | reading my tea leaves

PS. All Tradlands‘ customers enjoy free shipping and returns in the US. (International shipping is also available: $5 to Canada and $10 to everywhere else.)

Photographs by Whitney Kidder for Reading My Tea Leaves.

This post is sponsored by Tradlands. Thanks for supporting the brands that support the original content on Reading My Tea Leaves.

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  • Reply Kim R September 27, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Beautiful! The shirts, yes, but certainly the woman wearing them.

  • Reply Emily Mahi'ai September 27, 2016 at 10:43 am

    The Rory has been on my wish list since I first saw it. I love it on you!

  • Reply Jessica September 27, 2016 at 10:47 am

    You look lovely! Thanks for the styling inspiration.

    • Reply Erin Boyle September 27, 2016 at 10:54 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply Holly September 27, 2016 at 10:51 am

    You look lovely in all of them! I have to ask—where is that black skirt from? I’m looking for something very similar. Thank you!

    • Reply Erin Boyle September 27, 2016 at 10:54 am

      Thank you! It’s from Storq. More about it and a direct link in yesterday’s post!

  • Reply Kim September 27, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Erin, I’m curious….Do you color your hair? I’m debating about whether or not to start coloring mine now that I’ve got greys. The more natural options (henna, henna based dyes…) so far haven’t worked for me. Sorry…totally random 🙂

    • Reply Erin Boyle September 27, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Once did a henna rinse in college, but have never dyed my hair!

      • Reply Kim September 27, 2016 at 11:13 am

        Oh you’re so lucky! Your color is so pretty!

        • Reply Erin Boyle September 27, 2016 at 11:16 am

          Thank you!

  • Reply Roxanne September 27, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Hate to be *that* person, but can you share where you got your shoes and bag from? Great post (as always), Erin! XO

    • Reply Erin Boyle September 27, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Hi Roxanne! My shoes are from Zuzii and my bag is from Billykirk!

  • Reply Julianne September 27, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Thank you for the great advice on building a thoughtful minimalist wardrobe. I’m trying to buy quality clothes that’ll last even if it means spending more. Can you please share what size you wear in these tops (pre-pregnancy). I think we’re similar in size and so often the size charts can be confusing and I order the wrong size.

    • Reply Erin Boyle September 27, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Hi Julianne: I usually hesitate to do this because sizing is so very personal, but in case you think it’s helpful, I’ve been finding the XXS in Tradlands’ button-ups are fitting me best these days—I’m wearing the XXS in both button-ups for this post. I’m wearing the size small in the tee and sweatshirt. Since those are both brand-new I haven’t worn them pre-pregnancy, but I imagine I might opt for the xxs tee and the xs sweatshirt for a roomier fit. Good news is, Tradlands offers free shipping and returns in the US!

  • Reply shannon September 27, 2016 at 11:40 am

    You totally look like Keira Knightley in the photo where you’re holding the bag and apple!!

    Loving your mix of maternity + non-maternity wear. The button ups would be great for nursing too.

    • Reply Erin Boyle September 27, 2016 at 11:42 am

      Yes on the button-ups for nursing! (Not so sure about the Kiera Knightley…;)

  • Reply Sam September 27, 2016 at 11:54 am

    You look stunning! Where are those shoes from? Inquiring mama’s want to know. 😉

    • Reply Erin Boyle September 27, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you! The shoes are from Zuzii!

      • Reply kathy September 27, 2016 at 3:14 pm

        love tradlands! and love the look of these Zuzii oxfords (and their sneakers). Curious if you could share any thoughts on how they fit/feel? Thanks!

        • Reply Erin Boyle September 27, 2016 at 3:21 pm

          i think they’re great! they’re super low-profile, so what you see is really what you get. if you needed more padding, for instance, i’d go for the sneaker.

  • Reply Mary Kate September 27, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    I love the white sweatshirt. I had one years ago that is now strictly a workout shirt due to yellowing, so it’s time for a new one…

  • Reply Lo September 27, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Gorgeous! I love how you’ve cuffed the sweatshirt sleeves.

  • Reply Hannah September 27, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I discovered Tradlands through your blog the first time you did a sponsored post for them. I have now amassed 4 shirts from them over the past few years. In fact, I’m wearing the Arapahoe flannel at this moment! I love their button ups for work. Thanks for sharing such quality brands with us. I love that I can always order the same size and know it will fit, work great, and be of substantial construction.

    • Reply Erin Boyle September 28, 2016 at 7:13 am

      So glad to hear that!!

  • Reply Naomi September 28, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to such great clothing brands! I’m wondering if the Tradlands shell color is opaque enough to not need an undershirt – I’m always looking for nice white and cream colored tops but have trouble finding ones that are not see through.

    • Reply Erin Boyle September 28, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      Hi Naomi, Always a little tough to answer this one since personal preference comes into play a bit. I’m wearing a white bra with both the tee and sweatshirt and you can’t see it here. That said, the tee is certainly of lighter material than the sweatshirt, so you could see the faint outline of my white bra underneath it.

  • Reply Sara September 28, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Erin! I really love your style posts. Those shoes are so great. I know you did a Minimalist Style post on summer shoes but would you consider doing another one for fall/winter shoes? Would love to see what brands you recommend.

    • Reply Claire September 28, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      I’d be curious, too, to know you’re suggestions for fall coats. I’m in Seattle so don’t need a full on winter jacket most of the year, so any tips you have would be welcomed!

  • Reply Cass Eli October 6, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    I know this isn’t the point of the post but that couch is gorgeous!

  • Reply Anna October 22, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Love how you style these shirts while pregnant I’m 18 weeks so just starting to figure this whole pregnancy style thing out 😉 Any chance you’ll have another code soon?

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Shhhh…we’re working on a little something for late November 😉

      • Reply Anna October 22, 2016 at 2:02 pm


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