Monday, 27 February 2017

In Defence of Casual Dressing





Words cannot describe my love for this jacket. I feel like I'm surrounded by a layer of clouds when I wear it, and even on a cold February day it kept me so warm. My bestie Martha let me borrow this one when I saw it and my face literally turned into the heart-eyed emoji. She has a depop account and often has pieces like this on her store, so head over to her page if you want your very own marshmallow-y puffa jacket.

Sometimes I wish I was the kind of girl that was super high fashion and adventurous - but then I wear a jacket like this and the wish to be high fashion couldn't seem further away. I'm not going to beat around the bush - 99.999% of the time I dress for comfort. My uniform is always some variation of an outfit that includes jeans and trainers - sorry not sorry.

I actually had a conversation with my friend about this today, and I admitted that - if I knew the guy and it was a chilled bar, not a fancy restaurant - I would probably wear trainers on a date.

Is that bad? I don't know. Maybe it is - but you gotta take me as I am, I guess. I think it's better to be honest about these kind of things, I wouldn't rock up to a date in a dress and heels unless I knew I would feel comfortable in it. I'm not going to dress in a way that's not me to impress someone - there's bound to be plenty of people out there who will appreciate my love for trainers and even love me for it. Don't get me wrong - if the occasion calls for a more formal outfit I will of course dress that way - but my natural comfort point is jeans and trainers.

Part of me thinks though, that I can get away with my uber casual dressing right now because I'm a student, living in a student-y city where even a night out is pretty casual - no heels in sight - and that pretty soon I'm going to have to wake up to the real world where you have to dress up a bit more.

I know my mum has gotten a bit frustrated at me and my constantly causal approach to dressing once or twice (mostly at my attachment to trainers) - but I think a common misconception with casual dressing is that it's linked to a lack of pride in your appearance / a lack of effort. In my case, anyway, this is not the case. I may not take as much time in the morning as lots do to get ready - but I still run the straighteners through my hair and stick some makeup on everyday.

What are your thoughts on casual dressing? Do you think there's a time and a place, or would you rock up to a drinks date in jeans and trainers too? I personally don't see anything wrong with it - or "over-dressing" for that matter! You do you. 

Ru xx




5 comments:

  1. That bomber is fantastic!

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  2. It looks so warm and comfy!

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  3. I think casual dressing is fashionable just like all other styles, but obviously just in a more laid back way, but that's the point.
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  4. Omg I love this outfit so much! It's definitely my kind of outfit! xx
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  5. ooh i like your coat ! so cute ! :)

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