Hello, I hope you’re all doing ok. I’ve just finished a five day stretch at work and now have almost two weeks off. I’m looking forward to doing some fun crafting projects with Isobel and maybe some jobs around the house. I will be making an effort to look presentable though because it makes me feel better. I also think that wearing makeup and nice clothes encourages me to be more productive; I’m not talking about heels and party frocks, but just enough polish to give me a confidence boost. So to that end, for April’s Style Not Age we’re showing you how we’re wearing comfy casuals in lockdown.
Jacqui chose this month’s theme of Comfy Casuals, which is bound to resonate with so many people at the moment. We’re all trying to strike that balance between dressing for comfort but also not losing the art of putting a nice outfit together. Hopefully we can inspire you with our stylish, comfy casual looks to wear at home.
The starting point for this outfit was the trousers; the fabric is soft and light, and they have an elasticated waistband at the back. The extra pockets are useful too as they’re ideal for slipping my phone into when I’m on the go. I featured them a few weeks ago with leopard print trainers and rust-coloured jumper. Now the weather is warmer I decided to pair them with my old favourite gold wedge espadrilles and a blush pink jumper.
I’ve always thought the concept of short sleeve jumpers a bit odd; if it’s warm enough for short sleeves then it must surely be too warm for a jumper! However, this is a lightweight knit and quite airy, so it’s perfect for Spring. The pretty studded collar means I don’t need a necklace, so I’ve chosen big circle earrings as my “feature piece” of jewellery.
If like me, your arms feel bare without a watch and/or bracelet but don’t like anything too jangly, wrap bracelets are perfect. They’re really soft and light, plus they’re not bulky so you can rest your wrists on a desk comfortably. Most have two press studs so you can adjust them to fit your wrist snuggly. I have a few of these and I love them. They’re not expensive either. I always take mine on holiday as they take up hardly any room and don’t add weight to my suitcase. Maybe I should stop thinking about holidays now before I start crying into my coffee! We should be in between trips to Cyprus and Madeira right now, but it’ll probably be next year before we next go abroad. Oh well, no point dwelling on it! I’ll just enjoy the sunshine here instead!
SHOP THE LOOK
Jacqui has paired a lovely flowing top in camo print with cropped chinos. Head over to Mummabstylish to see more.
Anna is wowing us with these fantastic wide leg trousers and a very unusual necklace. Visit her blog Anna’s Island Style for a closer look.
Hilda has combined a charming bow-embellished jumper with gingham trousers. You can see the outfit in full at Over the Hilda.
And finally, Gail is raring to go in her workout gear, which is way more stylish than mine! Catch all the details at Is This Mutton.
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