We are one week down in a mid-year, two-week school holiday break. To say that things have got casual around these parts is quite the understatement.
We reluctantly switch from our pjs to soft pants about 11am. And should I have to leave the house, I employ more than one element of camouflage in my winter weekend casual outfit, lest my slothful wardrobe ways be caught out.
This weekend was no exception.
There was a lot of hanging-around-home-time, a lot of doing-stuff-at-home time (if you followed along on Instagram you’d be forgiven for thinking that all we did was cook and eat!) and a little bit of venturing out. Except for the gloomy weather, it was my kind of perfect weekend. I have my clean pantry, desk and new Game of Thrones addiction to back up that testimony of perfection.
So, let’s break down this outfit, shall we?
It’s built on a good pair of jeans that are comfortable to wear and then, layer upon layer, neutral pieces are added or shed as the weather dictates. Then it’s just a matter of adding the finishing touches … a pair of shoes you can run in and a watch that’s perfect for the weekend.
With my advancing years, I’ve become more and more a fan of shoes that are kind to my feet. Don’t get me wrong, should the occasion present itself, I’ll happily step into ridiculously killer-style heels but when it comes to my day-to-day running around mode, I like the ability to quickly and easily slip out of my ugg boots and into a loafer. These ones arrived after my love affair with the Rockport Seaworthys had already begun. Now, I rotate both. I don’t wear orthodics but if you do, check out the whole Frankie4 range. They’re custom made and make your feet sing so joyfully you could almost audition them for the next season of The Voice.
I’m clearly becoming one of those people who changes their watches as often as their underwear. Well, not so much but you get the picture. This one helps me to believe that I have a sporty side (please stop laughing right now, Mr SY). I love that the clear straps make it an easy add to any outfit and I love that my first digital watch (bought with my pocket money duty free at Singapore airport en route to the UK in 1979) was also a Casio. I thought I was the bomb then and I do right now.