What I Wore: Chico’s Spring 2018 (and a giveaway!)

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chicos moto jacketChico's started in 1983 as a small boutique selling Mexican folk art and cotton sweaters on Sanibel Island in Florida. 35 years later, Chico's has evolved to 700 Chico's boutiques nationwide, a monthly catalog, and round-the-clock shopping online. Chico's has always done such a great job of bringing creative fashion to the masses. Wearable for work or weekends and great pieces designed for travel, Chico's always adds a little touch to keep their line from looking too mainstream, too ordinary, too commonplace. I have been a fan of Chico's for many years.

chicos spring 2018 chicos spring 2018 jewelry line necklace chicos necklace spring 2018 chicos on wardrobeJacket: Lace-Up Moto Jacket c/o Chico's (2) | Top: V-Neck Slub Tee c/o Chico's (2 Regular) | Jeans: Platinum Jeggings (2 Regular) | Earrings: Connie Clip-On Chandelier Earrings c/o Chico's | Bracelets: Connie Stretch Bracelet Set c/o Chico's | Necklace: Connie Pendant Necklace c/o Chico's | Bag: ALLSAINTS | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Boots: Nine West (old; similar)

over 40 fashion blog chicosIf the sizing of my pieces look odd, it's because Chico's has their own sizing convention, but they have a handy size chart to help you match up to your regular size or measurements. Their clothing ranges from 0-20 and many pieces are available in petites (even this tee which has become my new favorite). I find their clothing to be generously sized; I got all these pieces in a 2 which is equal to a 12 and believe I could have sized down in the jacket (though this size would be perfect with a sweater) and chosen petite for the jeggings. And can I rave about these leggings for a moment? they are so incredibly comfortable; they're a nice dark color that looks polished, the finish is more like denim but feels like a pair of leggings. This is the second day I wore them to show they don't get stretched out with wear.

chicos earringsChico's has some of the coolest jewelry and the Connie collection is a perfect example. A mix of hammered silver and lucite, the pieces add shine and sparkle without weight and work with any color and many styles of outfits. I love that the earrings are clip-on; while my ears are pierced clip-ons make dangly earrings far more comfortable!

I am thrilled that Chico's wanted to provide a giveaway for you readers! One Wardrobe Oxygen reader will win a $150 Chico's gift card to spend as she wishes, in-store or online. And let me tell you, this look is only an example of the fabulous fashion Chico's has this spring!

How to Enter:

Wardrobe Oxygen X Chico's Giveaway


  1. February 17, 2018 / 9:20 am

    I haven’t shopped Chico’s in years – might have to give them another try!

  2. Katie R
    February 17, 2018 / 12:36 am

    Would love to try Chico’s!

  3. Monica
    February 16, 2018 / 3:52 pm

    I’ve started shopping at Chicos as a result of reading your blog. I never would have consider it an option before, but since have found a few great pieces – like those jeggings and the silky soft shirt – that I bought the day after I saw you wearing it in olive green on your blog in October! 🙂

  4. Angela Hendricks
    February 15, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    If I won I would get the COLLAGE ROUND-NECK TANKINI.

  5. Karissa
    February 15, 2018 / 5:18 am

    I love Chicos for their travel clothes and timelessness.

  6. Kristin
    February 14, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    Hi! Loving your giveaways this month!

  7. Susan
    February 14, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    I’d definitely like ot try the leggings you have on. And that moto jacket would fit in my wardrobe nicely!

  8. Tutti
    February 14, 2018 / 10:12 am

    I’d love to give those jeggings a go!
    Alison, would you consider yourself long or short waisted?

    • February 14, 2018 / 10:30 am

      Short waisted. Petite pants usually fit me better because they have a shorter rise.

  9. the cape on the corner
    February 13, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    the easy curved hem tee has the perfect drape and would be great for layering with leggings!

  10. denialrenae
    February 13, 2018 / 8:38 am

    I don’t know exactly what I would get. I have not shopped at Chico’s before. I would probably stick with work basics though

  11. manda
    February 12, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    I would love a new bag.

  12. Amber
    February 12, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    I might get that V-Neck Slub Tee in Europa Pink, along with some black and White Travelers pieces and a silver-tone Connie necklace.

  13. Ruchita
    February 12, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    I love the jeggings and jacket. Glad to see they have petite sizes.

  14. Tara G
    February 12, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    I need new tops that can go from work to play that aren’t boring so I’ll have to check out Chicco’s.

  15. Melissa L.
    February 12, 2018 / 11:15 am

    Pants! and the Linda earrings.

  16. February 12, 2018 / 10:14 am

    I love that jacket! Especially with those shoes. Very nicely done!

  17. Lisa D
    February 12, 2018 / 10:14 am

    Cute t shirt! I’m always on the hunt for good layering pieces and am going to check out Chico’s ASAP.

  18. Abby
    February 11, 2018 / 11:33 pm

    I would love to try the ankle pants and long fringe cardigan. I often don’t think of trying Chico’s.

  19. Jenny
    February 11, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Their boyfriend knit blazer is right up my alley!

  20. Sheri
    February 11, 2018 / 6:55 pm

    Loving this look. I’d go for the jewelry!

  21. Cynthia Dodd
    February 11, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    Your outfit is a great example of why I love Chicos. It looks great on someone as young as you, but with just a few tweaks, I could also wear that out fit and I am in my 60’s. They style outfits for all ages, but one of the things they do best is create clothing for the “older” body with all of its changes that still looks stylish and relevant. And they offer quality. I have pieces from Chicos that are over 5 years old.

  22. Elena Geesey
    February 11, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    Checked out Chico’s Instagram and I’m loving the Mixed Stitch sweater in Perennial!

  23. Sal
    February 11, 2018 / 11:43 am

    I like the so slimming ankle jeans and crops.

  24. Susie
    February 11, 2018 / 9:47 am

    I love the jeggings you are rocking! And I would like to check out the petites travel collection 🙂 Happy early Gal-entines Day.

  25. Grace
    February 11, 2018 / 9:39 am

    I liked Chicos back in the day, but recent purchases weren’t the cousin for me (quality had decreased and prices increased). I’ll have to try again if I win.

  26. February 11, 2018 / 8:51 am

    love the jewelry!

  27. Janet
    February 11, 2018 / 8:24 am

    I really like the look of the textured cardigans!

  28. CA Shelton
    February 11, 2018 / 6:27 am

    I love the jewelry! I have not shopped in Chico’s but now I certainly will!

  29. Ericka Hayes
    February 10, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    Those jeggings look awesome. I’d be tempted by them, jewelry and of course summer dresses with great prints.

  30. Jana
    February 10, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    Loving the look of those jeggings!

  31. Amy D.
    February 10, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    Just checked out the Chico’s site and there are SO many things I love. Fortunately, I also have a store in my town so I definitely need to go check it out. My mom also loves Chico’s so it is a dependable source for beautiful gifts as well!

  32. PJRosa
    February 10, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I love Chicos and the fact they have petite sizes. I would love one of their Suede Jackets for Spring. Perfect fit.

  33. jo
    February 10, 2018 / 6:02 pm

    I really want to check out these jeggings! The jewelry is fab!

  34. Christina A.
    February 10, 2018 / 3:28 pm

    I would love to have that white Packable Puffer Jacket for an upcoming vacation to Europe!

  35. Erica
    February 10, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    The faux suede jacket! I would love to have that!

  36. Lara
    February 10, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    I would be looking at pants or a blazer of some sort. though jewellery is tempting too!

  37. MFM
    February 10, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    Cute styling!

  38. Heather Raymond
    February 10, 2018 / 11:12 am

    I’d love to check out their jewelry!

  39. February 10, 2018 / 9:25 am

    I would probably get the Zenergy wrap front tunic, A nice gray top or two would be good additions to my wardrobe. A couple of the travelers pieces in the mercer blue are also tempting.

  40. Lisa Snider
    February 10, 2018 / 4:43 am

    I’m a relatively new fan of Chico’s, especially for work clothes. I love their travel pieces too.

  41. Wehaf
    February 10, 2018 / 2:10 am


  42. Step
    February 10, 2018 / 1:29 am

    I definitely love those leggings and would get a pair if I win!

  43. MHM
    February 9, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    Never shopped here before! Would definitely want to start out with some
    Of those great jeans and a slub tee

  44. February 9, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    Chico’s has always been a reliable place for me to get a variety of clothing. I love that they’re not afraid of color in their collections.

  45. Julianne
    February 9, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    Their ankle pants look nice, the black and white print ones caught my eye!

  46. jane
    February 9, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    You look awesome. I haven’t shopped Chicos in some time but I plan to give them another look. The clothes are high quality in my opinion.

  47. Katie G
    February 9, 2018 / 10:07 pm

    I’d get some new cropped jeans for spring. Chico’s jeans rarely fail me!

  48. Mary W
    February 9, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    I would choose items from their Travelers collection. I love Chicos because they have Petite sizes that fit really well. That’s hard to find especially in pants. I would buy two pairs of the Travelers Classic Petite No Tummy Pants with the gift card.

  49. Jill B
    February 9, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I haven’t thought of Chicos in forever, but I’d love to have that slub tee and necklace!

  50. patricia caradonna
    February 9, 2018 / 9:04 pm


  51. Sierra Delta
    February 9, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    I haven’t shopped at Chico’s in several years, but a recent interstate move has made me aware of a small mall with a fabulous local boutique, a Talbot’s, and a Chico’s right next to each other. My husband calls it the Wallet Danger Zone.

  52. Kim H.
    February 9, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    I love the jeggings you are wearing and Chico’s jackets are always stylish!

  53. tonia
    February 9, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    I have an old watch from Chico’s called Silver Ox, I think, that’s silver leather that looks like metal. So cool and years later, I still love it and it still looks good. Would love to try the jacket you’re wearing!

  54. Sarah
    February 9, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    I love their jeggings.

  55. Marti
    February 9, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    I think I did it! Hooray for me! Love the silver and lucite necklace!

  56. Heather
    February 9, 2018 / 5:50 pm

    I should really check out Chico’s again! They always hve such nice stuff.

  57. Chris
    February 9, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    I’m always on the lookout for blazers. I think there is something at Chico’s for me.

  58. Sheila
    February 9, 2018 / 5:03 pm

    I am loving the moto jacket and the slimming ankle pants. I like their packable down jacket, too!

    • Susan P.
      February 9, 2018 / 4:30 pm

      Ignore the double comment! It didn’t show up the first time!

  59. lucy
    February 9, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    The moto jacket & the jeggings look great. Would totally wear both!

  60. Laura
    February 9, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    Love how Chico’s has set up their website by organizing the clothing by colour! Fantastic way to see how the pieces all mix and match. Instantly drawn to the Striped Layered Effect pullover. Love all their fabulous prints.

  61. Diane Reynolds
    February 9, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    Proof that neutrals and basics done right emphasize the person and are NOT boring. Great outfit – plus in ten years it won’t be dated one bit.

  62. Lee
    February 9, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    I would never have guessed those were jeggings. Now I want some for myself–they look great! I need to give Chicos a look b/c those pieces all look so pretty on you!

  63. Carol
    February 9, 2018 / 2:40 pm

    Love, love, love the jacket!

  64. MeganP
    February 9, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    I love the Jeggings!

  65. MJ
    February 9, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    love the moto jacket!

  66. Lynn
    February 9, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    Love the COZY STRIPED BATEAU-NECK TOP in both colors and the slub tee-shirt. There is also a great collection of jewelry that I love.

  67. Kate
    February 9, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    I love your outfit! On such a glowing recommendation, I would try the jeggings, the moto jacket you were styling but in the faux suede, and maybe some of the gf ankle or crop pants…in purple. What fun.

  68. Lindsay
    February 9, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    I would get the Black Label Silk Blend Tee in both colors available! 🙂

  69. Jackie
    February 9, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    The cool ombre cardigan is gorgeous! I also love the embroidered butterfly tee and the butterfly flutter-sleeve top.

  70. Michelle S
    February 9, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    I love those leggings and a cute striped tunic to wear with them!

  71. Nicole Zerbini
    February 9, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    I am loving the Zenergy neema half-zip dress!

  72. Pam
    February 9, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    I am loving the blue in the Traveler’s Collection. I’m heading to Thailand in a couple of months and I can definitely see wearing the micro-pleat printed pants and the paisley top. And several of the tanks from the collection as well. I need either long skirts or pants and tops with sleeves to visit the temples. These look like great options.

  73. Anamarie
    February 9, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    If I won, I would totally get that jacket! You look great, Allie!

  74. Charlie
    February 9, 2018 / 12:57 pm

    I have had a “go-to” Chicos black wrap dress for years! I would love to try their trousers! Although those jeggings look pretty fabulous as well !

  75. February 9, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    Love the Chico’s styles…..quality materials and great pieces to mix and match into our wardrobes. I want a pair of their dark jeans and cute jacket like in the blog photos….

  76. Tamara
    February 9, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    Love those jeggings!

  77. Erica S.
    February 9, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    Thanks for the tip on the petite jeggings!

  78. ErinG
    February 9, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    I love the whole black and white collection! My favorite is the contrast trim top – love the dramatic sleeves that still look classic.

  79. Ramona
    February 9, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    I have loved Chicos for years because they provide stylish, on trend looks for adult women! That moto jacket is a perfect example of That! Love it.

  80. Julia
    February 9, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    That jacket is so good. Also, I’m realizing I need to update my jewelry, and never thought of Chico’s for that. Will need to check them out.

  81. Christine
    February 9, 2018 / 11:57 am

    I love the slimming ankle pant in floral brigitte.

  82. Hmacski
    February 9, 2018 / 11:49 am

    That white moto jacket would be at the top of the lust (oops, Freudian slip. Meant type list).

  83. Lisa G.
    February 9, 2018 / 11:26 am

    I would get either the cream moto jacket, I already have the brown faux leather one, which I love! Or I would get the white denim with lace peplum. That’s the only thing that gives me a waist! Thanks Chico’s.

  84. Annie Shaw
    February 9, 2018 / 11:25 am

    I love Chico’s. Their tops, jackets.

  85. Grace
    February 9, 2018 / 11:22 am

    I have several tops and light sweaters from chicos– but that moto jacket is soo cute. I love it in the tan.

  86. Anne D.
    February 9, 2018 / 11:17 am

    The moto jackets look fabulous!

  87. Maggie
    February 9, 2018 / 11:14 am

    I love Chico’s! Probably half my wardrobe comes from there. The jeggings are awesome and I find some tops that are great.

  88. JoannaT
    February 9, 2018 / 11:08 am

    I find that Chico’s pants are the ones that fit me the best.

  89. Debra
    February 9, 2018 / 11:07 am

    I love Chico’s!! So happy they have petite sizes!

  90. Mary Gonzales
    February 9, 2018 / 11:00 am

    I love Chico’s jeggings!!!

  91. Sara S
    February 9, 2018 / 10:58 am

    The Dots Keyhole Top is just what I’ve been looking for to freshen up my work wardrobe!

  92. EvaNadine
    February 9, 2018 / 10:57 am

    I’m actually currently wearing a Chico’s piece that I picked up at the thrift store!
    I’ve been a little turned off by their special way of sizing, but it may be worth hitting up a store to learn more because their pieces are cute + comfortable!

  93. Mary
    February 9, 2018 / 10:54 am

    I never really considered Chico’s for myself, but I think I will have to reconsider!

  94. Liana
    February 9, 2018 / 10:42 am

    I love the ruffle on the puffer jacket! I never considered Chico’s for myself but I might have to give it a try!

  95. Amy
    February 9, 2018 / 10:40 am

    I love chicos!!!

  96. Nancy t
    February 9, 2018 / 10:38 am

    I love that jacket!

  97. Kati
    February 9, 2018 / 10:31 am

    I had (sadly) forgotten about Chicos, but now realize this may be the solution to my strange work wardrobe requirements. Mostly I work from home, but then have periodic intense trips where I do tons of participatory facilitation around the world. So, I need travel work clothes that are comfortable, semi-professional with a touch of funkiness, and easy to move around in. So, time to reacquaint myself with Chicos. To start, I’m coveting the travelers collection drape front cardigan in dark jade…

  98. Kimber
    February 9, 2018 / 10:31 am

    I would for sure get the Cool Ombre Cardigan

  99. Briana
    February 9, 2018 / 10:27 am

    Chico’s has always been hit or miss for me, but this blog post makes me want to give it another try!

  100. Annie
    February 9, 2018 / 10:04 am

    Love that jacket!

  101. Barb W
    February 9, 2018 / 9:56 am

    I would love to expand my shopping horizons and try Chico’s petites. I’m liking what I see!

  102. nancy
    February 9, 2018 / 9:42 am

    I need jeans – I’d love the try the leggings!

  103. Stacie Robertson
    February 9, 2018 / 9:35 am

    Do I have to pick one? ‍♀️

  104. Lisa Proskin
    February 9, 2018 / 9:32 am

    I can always find a great jacket there…but I do love the pants!

  105. Jo
    February 9, 2018 / 9:31 am

    Chico’s jewelry is outstanding. I have a few pieces but have never tried their clothes. The gift card would get me started on a wardrobe!

  106. Kris C.
    February 9, 2018 / 9:25 am

    I really like your outfit, so I just took a look at Chico’s website. Their Brigitte slimming shorts seem like they’d be really comfortable in the Florida heat. I’d love to give them a try!

  107. Melissa
    February 9, 2018 / 9:20 am

    I love Chico’s sweaters and jackets! Love this jacket Alison! It looks great on you!

  108. Heidi S
    February 9, 2018 / 9:17 am

    I would get a fabulous jacket!

  109. Fran
    February 9, 2018 / 9:15 am

    I love the ruffle-trim denim jacket! It would be perfect for my trip to Nashville in April!

  110. Sue K
    February 9, 2018 / 8:53 am

    Oh my goodness that necklace is divine!!

  111. joannawnyc
    February 9, 2018 / 8:47 am

    I never really looked at Chico’s, but maybe I should look again!

  112. Jenn M
    February 9, 2018 / 8:23 am

    I was admiring a textured moto jacket I saw in the Chico’s window this weekend. I’m still thinking about it almost a week later, so I may have to order one to try on!

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