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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Lazy dressing | Well-Worn Clothes... and People!

Blue sailor trousers, green boden cardigan, red bag & Superstars | Fake Fabulous

Over the past few weeks (and more so over the past few days) I've been feeling like a burst ball.

Over-used.
Deflated.
Exhausted.
In short... rough as a badger's bum!

Maybe it's perimenopause?
Maybe it's the busy time of year?
(It's manic at work and not much better at home!)
Maybe I've picked up a virus?

Whatever the reason, I've been struggling to put the 'normal' amount of zing into my outfits and I've often been reaching for the jeans or even (gulp) joggers!

Yep joggers, and not in a good way!
Awful.
I'm not proud of it.

I am normally a fan of simple outfits that are comfortable, functional and practical but I also love injecting a little fun and plenty of personality.
Joggers, unless worn beautifully, don't register in the style stakes, do they?

Unfortunately, every now and again looking half-decent is all I can manage.

Today's outfit is a good example of trying to look half-decent but still sticking firmly to lazy dressing.

It's an outfit that won't win any style prizes, turn heads or cause a stir.
BUT...
It could help you bluff your way through the day (as it did me).

Bluff your way through!

The easiest way to make a lazy, feeling rough, need to bluff (but can't be bothered) outfit is to use tried and tested pieces.
Items you know you can rely on.
Clothes that have had the job done many times before.

These trousers come out every summer and the cardigan is worn to death all year round.

These two pieces are SO old it's scary... and the quality is completely different from that of modern pieces of the same brand.

You know the details I mean, the ones we all love... and deserve!

  • Wide hems that are doubled over and well secured.
  • Piped edges.
  • Well-finished buttons and pockets.
  • Heavy and substantial fabrication.

{See this post about brands that are letting us down}

I hope the items in this outfit never give up the ghost.
I'll struggle to find alternatives if they do.

For now, I'm hanging on to them with my fingernails.

With classic pieces, you can throw them together as I did today:
Comfortable shoes (gutties for me today!).
Blue striped linen.
A little bit of cashmere
A nice bag in a bright colour.
Done.

Blue sailor trousers, green boden cardigan, red bag & Superstars | Fake Fabulous

These clothes are very old and very well worn... and there's nothing wrong with that is there?

{Especially as that is how I'm feeling myself!!}

Do you have any old classics you rely on time and time again?
I'd love to hear about them!

TROUSERS: Boden
CARDIGAN: Boden
TOP: Boden 
SHOES: Adidas
BAG: Bogner... this one looks nice.

Blue sailor trousers, green boden cardigan, red bag & Superstars | Fake Fabulous

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9 comments

  1. Yep! My trust cut off jean shorts--Wranglers to be exact. Those are like putting on a pair of pjs for me. Also, I have this very old, grey, v-neck cashmere sweater that I love! It's oversized and so cozy; it's like wearing a blanket. It also has a hole in the arm pit! Those two items together equal the perfect outfit and the perfect amount of coziness!

    Hmmm, might have to wear exactly that this weekend!

    Love, Annie from Kremb de la Kremb

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    1. Oh Annie... that over-sized jumper sounds divine! (I love a secret hole under the arm)
      Well loved and comforting.
      XXX

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  2. mwhaha, you don't look exhausted nor uninspired!, you keep on looking comfy&cool!
    And I like particularly that you share your everyday outfits for Real Life!. And I like this outfit, the color combo, the red bag, the cute trousers!
    I do love to wear any trusty pijama-like pants and a striped t-shirt (older than mountains!) which are my own uniform for not-so-fabulous days. Add a jacket and a bag and I'll get through the day!
    besos

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    1. That sounds perfect Monica!
      Striped t-shirts always add a little something extra, don't they?
      XXX

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  3. I think there must be something in the air at the moment, as I know a lot of people - including myself - that are feeling rather burned out right now! Your outfit looks perfect for that kind of day, and I don't think anyone would guess that you're feeling a bit like the back end of a grizzled woodland mammal. :)

    My usual summer go-to is quite similar to your choices here - an ancient pair of well-worn linen trousers, and a cheerful Breton tee. I get really lazy in winter though (not my favourite season, so I often tend to feel a bit under the weather), and then it's normally jeans and a comforting oversized hoodie.

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    1. I feel comforted to hear that Fran... but I hope you get your full-fizz back soon.
      Linen trousers and a breton sound easy breezy and perfect!
      I love winter because the layers can come out in force and Scotland does winter so well :oP XXX

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  4. You don't LOOK lazy at all! I think the bright primary colors help...and the sailor tailoring on the pants, as well. These are not REALLY "givey-uppy" items. I think these items show that you have chosen the pieces in your wardrobe well - that even when you feel as though you're making no effort, the pieces still come together to make an interesting combination with a pop of color.

    Bettye
    https://fashionschlub.com

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  5. Lazy fashion days are just providing contrast and allowing time to recharge our creative juices. You look refreshingly minimal but your vibrancy still shines through.

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  6. It's a busy time isn't it! I think with holidays coming up and this bloomin' GDPR driving everyone mad! I hope you have time to relax, you have the best outfit for it. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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