Don’t get me wrong, I love to dress up, wear high heels and spend an hour applying a face full of slap. All that jazz. If I’m feeling particularly masochistic, I might even put false eyelashes on… because nothing says glamour like sticking polyester pubes to your eyelids. Most of the time I enjoy the ceremony of getting ready. Listening to some music, strapping myself into my Spanx and deciding at the last-minute that it’s the perfect time to experiment with winged tipped eyeliner. It’s an equally enjoyable and frustrating experience that usually ends up in a fairly high level of discomfort, which I ordinarily have quite a high tolerance for. There are just some days though when I want to be comfortable and the thought of taking off my every-day-undies and replacing them with slinky-dress-undies makes me very sad. It’s on occasions like these that I turn to my favourite comfies.
* Tank dress from Metalicus * Wrap cardigan from Sha-de * Swedish Hasbeen Peeptoes from Amazon * Rings from Thailand, Metal Couture and Fifth Element * Earrings from Bouvier * Coin necklace from my grandfather * Wallet used as clutch from Nancy Bird *
How to Dress Fancy When You Wish You Were Wearing Yoga Pants
If I’m feeling like I couldn’t be bothered getting dressed up, I always avoid zippers. A dress you can pull over your head is perfect for days like that. We all know I’m a massive fan of Metalicus but I also like Mesop and Zhai. They’re all brands that have nailed decent designs in stretch clothing. I’m a big fan of anything wrap too, as it can give your outfit a bit of structure without jeopardising that yoga pant comfort.
Wear Casual Heels
A casual pair of low heels can make a very ordinary outfit look a lot more polished. I’m partial to a clog but I know they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea so you could try heeled ankle boots or low wedges. Don’t be pulling out your six-inch heels… it totally defeats the purpose of the whole comfort vibe we’ve got going here.
Accessories are a gold mine when it comes to dressing up a comfortable outfit. A few bangles and some statement earrings will really raise the stock market on a simple ensemble, so go nuts. Why not?
This outfit was worn for an afternoon of writing and then out for a walk and a delicious Korean dinner with Mr Smags to celebrate our 8th anniversary. It was a delightful day.