What does the term “everyday luxe” mean to you? For some, it’s sequins and glitter, while for others it signifies luxurious fabrics such as cashmere, silk and velvet. Everyday luxe means all of these things to me, but above all it has to combine comfort with being a little “extra”. For this month’s Stylish Monday we’re wearing our everyday luxe items in all their different forms.
After a year of on and off lockdowns I’m a bit over loungewear to be honest. That’s why I decided not to choose my sparkly joggers that I featured in January’s Style Not Age post. I still wear them a lot, but I’ve also been wearing my wide leg cords and these velvet trousers frequently too. They are stretchy with an elasticated waistband so definitely fulfil the comfort criteria. I love that they can be styled casually with a T-shirt or dressed up with a bold print shirt like this one from The Hippie Shake. Sadly, it’s sold out in most sizes now but there are plenty more fabulous pieces available.
A bold print in a soft, feelgood fabric is definitely an item of everyday luxe for me. Wearing orange never fails to make me feel more energised and optimistic! I’ve added the earrings I made with polymer clay, which are really light and comfortable to wear all day. The cute little Ada Binks bag is also from The Hippie Shake (and still available here). My husband laughed when he saw it, saying it looked a child’s bag! (I’m used to comments like that now!) I’ve discovered that it’s the perfect size to carry a paperback book in and prevent the pages becoming dogeared (that’s a pet peeve of mine).
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I found this orange coat at my mum’s – I bought it years ago and left it there when I moved house. The burnt orange shade is very “me” and I was tempted to take it home, but I resisted. It’s nice to know I’ve got one there waiting for me. Besides, I haven’t got any room for it in the wardrobe at my house!
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“For me everyday luxe means that I wear what I love even when the piece would be considered Sunday’s Best by my Mom’s or Granny’s generation. An example is this teal silk skirt. However, I pair it with typical everyday wear like this cardigan with bold colors abstract huge floral print that I probably wore more often as a top than cardigan.”
“Everyday luxe to me means adding a little something that changes the whole feel of an outfit and my mood. And for me, that’s shoes! Just by picking a pair of fab shoes, my mood brightens, my step is livelier, and my outfit is elevated.”
“Everyday Luxe to me means combining luxurious fabrics and prints into an everyday outfit. A combination of leather, leopard print, sequins, and laced up suede seemed like a perfect pairing for this theme.”
“For me, Everyday Luxe is something you would wear at home or a casual outing that is comfortable yet has some small luxurious elements to make you feel confident and beautiful.”
“Everyday Luxe for me is taking an average relatively plain item like a t-shirt, a jean jacket, a pair of sweatpants but knocking it up a level or two by adding elements of interest like rhinestones, sequins or glitter!”
“Everyday luxe for me means that I am able to work out! Well, not every day, some weeks I do though, but at least five days a week. What makes it a luxury for me then? I have a hereditary lung disease and working out is so very important for my health. The fact that I can work out is a luxe. Most lung patients don’t have the energy for it. And I can still work out at the gym at my physiotherapist twice a week; and I have a gym at home. That is everyday luxe to me!”
“What is Everyday Luxe?! It can be interpreted many different ways, I think depending on your lifestyle and your profession, too. In my opinion it’s pieces that are timeless, well-made and classic! Take a pair of leopard flats for example. I have always owned a pair of nice (not cheap) leopard flats. This new Sam Edelman calf-hair pair replaced by White House Black Market ones. I also think every woman needs a nice neutral knit dress and this cable-knit Zara dress is the one. Ditto on a beautiful blazer: go for a black, or another neutral color; think of a classic pattern like herringbone or glen plaid print which are classy and timeless.”