Saturday used to mean a sleep in, a lazy breakfast and paper perusing. In these parts, it now means crack of dawn swimming lessons, house work, and if we’re lucky, some socialising. Last week (after the swimming and a spot of shopping), we celebrated my Dad’s birthday with a family lunch.
I took advantage of the beautiful, warm Autumn weather and took my Forever New tunic and brand spanking new (bought that morning!) Diana Ferrari boots for a spin. I teamed the tunic with my ponte leggings. One of the things I love most about these is the thickness of the fabric. It feels like I’m wearing pants, rather than thin leggings, therefore compromising on my ‘no leggings as pants’ rule.
Prior to purchasing the ankle boots, I wore this outfit with knee high boots. I found that the ankle boots did the trick I’ve been reading about, appearing to lengthen my legs. The leggings and the line of the boots made them appear extra long, which I’m not complaining about! I think this would work best with a block colour, in my case black, as it draws the eye down without breaking the colour up.
The tunic has gold accents on the epaulettes and belt around the waist, so I accessorised the outfit with a gold bangle, and small gold huggie earrings. I don’t normally wear gold, and would normally mix metals with this outfit to accommodate accessories I already own.
This is fast becoming one of my favourite casual outfits. It’s comfortable, and I feel great in it. I believe that last point is the most important when it comes to choosing outfits. If you don’t feel comfortable and happy in it, what is the point of wearing it? You don’t want to spend the whole day tugging at a too-short skirt, or pulling up a singlet. One thing I love about my wardrobe re-design is now having a few go-to outfits I know I feel nice in. It’s a really great change from scrambling about trying to put something together. Having pieces that work together to make different outfits has been a big change for me – a positive change.
Do you have go-to outfits that you love? What is your current favourite?