There has not been a lot of purchasing going on in this past year. The items I have bought are carefully chosen pieces that I’m either replacing or I know will last – and this doesn’t have to mean “dull”. I fully intend to continue buying in this way going forward, making room for items worthy of space in my limited storage, for the long-term.
I have reconsidered how I dress, what I wear and why I wear it. Comfy clothes have come into their own. But I’m not convinced that loungewear will be the way I enjoy dressing as the norm, even if it’s luxury. I want to feel comfortable and relaxed but still have that air of style that a vibrant dress or fashion item can bring. An example of this is the skirt, below. I receive a regular newsletter from “Hush“ giving examples of their new stock. I usually have a quick glance and delete. But, this time, I paused for a few minutes – looking with “longing” at this skirt, wow! The price tag is a little steep – but, for a feel-good item, this, for me, would be it. It’s quickly sold out, but I’m going to keep checking. Hopefully, I’ll be lucky. It’ll look great worn with flat, stomping boots and a tee, or heels, and a little satin cami in the months ahead, when we will, hopefully, begin to get some normality in our lives.
Here are some of the items I have been buying over the last year.
Knitted waistcoat (Zara)
Sweater vests or waistcoats, as we call them in the UK, are having their time in the limelight, once more. They are a perfect choice to survive the chilly, spring months. The knitted waistcoat is perfect to layer over a shirt as I have done, here, or with a tee. Or, alternatively, on its own, when the weather warms up. It is a great transitional staple for spring/summer.
I had been searching for knitwear that I can wear with my joggers as an alternative to a sweatshirt. The whole tracksuit thing just doesn’t do it for me. I had received a voucher (“Zara”) for my birthday in September from my youngest son and spotted this knitted waistcoat. As usual, I dithered too long, and it quickly sold out. So, I had to join Zara’s mailing list until my size came into stock. Within a week, it was available! I was looking for a slouchy look so went for the large.
Here, I have styled it with a shirt in a neutral colour from “ Mint Velvet”. It would look equally good with a crisp white shirt, underneath. This is such a versatile “ fuss free” item that I know I will get a lot of pleasure wearing.
Shop the Post:
The modest cardigan seems to go through various style changes every season. The cropped cardigan was a style I was a little unsure about. So, when I was having a browse on the “Mango” website, I came across this boxy style cable knit cardigan at the ridiculously low price of £9.99, reduced from £35.00.