This outfit is a perfect example of a grab and walk out the door style for me…No thinking required! I know it is nothing special, but I feel happy in this and put together…well, apart from my inability to iron and butt that is too big for my trousers, yet again.
When blogging first gained popularity we would all wear the most outrageous outfits. Fantastic for photographs, but unrealistic in real life. I like that it has veered towards more authentic styling.
The older I have got the lazier I have become at getting dressed. I know what I like and what I don’t. I can’t be bothered to stand In front of my wardrobe each morning trying to work out what to wear. I used to buy the most impractical pieces; bought on impulse that would sit in my wardrobe unworn or worn once. They didn’t match anything else I owned, or they were too dressy for casual wear.
Being a mother, comfort and practicality is key! What’s the point in buying a pair of 6 inch heels that are never worn and only admired when I open my shoe closet! Or a backless dress that will only be worn (maybe) at a black tie event (few and far between).
So if you are here are my tips for easy dressing, and easier mornings if that is what you desire. Fashion rainbows and clever layering lovers …look away now! This one is not for you 😉
- I regularly spring clean my wardrobe so I know exactly what I have. I am fearless when it comes to unworn items. If they are worst for wear they go with the recycling, good quality off to the charity shop and more expensive items sold.
- Work out what you wear (want to wear) the most and invest in a few styles. In my case in spring summer it’s jeans/plain trousers/midi skirts and off the shoulder tops/boxy tees/boyfriend shirts
- Buy pieces that you can interchange between seasons. I used to sit in front of my laptop when the sun finally popped his head with 10 summer dresses in my basket. Did I wear all of them!?! Did I hell!
- Avoid pieces with embellishments. They fall off, they snag your other clothes, they don’t last and you will get bored of it. Plainer items you can jazz up with jewellery and accessories.
- Be yourself! It’s really tempting to try and emulate others. Be your own style guru, you already have your own style whether you realise it or not. You don’t have to conform to trends. I have tried to copy others in the past and ended up looking like a dogs dinner because it just wasn’t me!
- Buy mainly classic pieces and basics that are the best quality that you can afford. If you do want to succumb to a trend, it’s much easier to then wear with the rest of your wardrobe.
- Breton stripes are King! No other words required.
Here is an edit of my favourite lazy girl pieces you can buy now….