As it heats up (and let me tell you the sticky undies barometer has been sky high here for days), I need clothes that breathe. Clothes that are easy to wear but somehow make me feel and look stylish when I’m actually just an unattractive, sweaty mess.
I don’t ask much, do I? At the moment I’m loving my Boom Shankar cotton dresses. SO easy to throw on and feel so cool in. Also my All for Kat printed smock from Sequins and Sands. They sit nicely in the no-brainer section of my wardrobe. I know I can rely on them to feel cool and comfortable.
Last week I added a new member to the no-brainer section.
And I can’t believe I’m saying this … it’s a … it’s a … PANTSUIT.
If you’re laughing and re-reading that sentence to see if it’s correct, it is. And yes, the new addition has illicited such predictable responses from my husband along the lines of, “are you singing in an Abba tribute band?” or “going to Studio 54 to cut some sweet dance moves?”
See, I put on this wYse pantsuit and immediately felt comfy. Comfy in a stylish way. I popped on my wedges and a necklace and I was good to go. The perfect outfit for a night out with the mums from my youngest’s prep class. The kind of night when you want something that’s not too over or under-done.
And besides, when I didn’t get the response I wanted from husband, I asked my daughter. She liked it. End of story.
The pantsuit is part of wYse’s spring-summer 11-12 collection.
Here’s what it looks like on the model:
And here it is me:
Before you think I’ve completely gone bonkers, let me state my case for this pantsuit.
It’s made from the softest of modal fabrics. Feels like you’re wearing your PJs (and yes, my husband would argue that’s what it is!). It has a magic drapey top to hide bits and pieces. The wide legs balance out my umm, hip proportions, the neckline is flattering … and you can’t see it but the back comes down low but not so low that I can’t wear a normal bra.
And that problem of going for a wee when wearing an all-in-one? The stretchiness of fabric makes this a cinch. For me it’s the ideal travel outfit … cool, comfortable and crush-free.
If you still can’t go down the pantsuit line – despite my case above – then take a look at these picks from wYse’s new holiday collection. Lots to love here.
What do you think? Are you up for joining me in my Abba tribute band? I just insist on being Agnetha, ok? And do you have a fashion garment that your husband just doesn’t get? Do you wear it anyway?
wYse stockists: ph 07 5531 4333
Note: wYse garments are created in modal fabrication derived from 100 per cent natural fibre pure beech wood which is combined with modern microforms to create sensationally soft material with feather-light, skin-against-skin qualities. Modal breathes better than cotton, is 50% more absorbent, does not fibrillate and is resistant to shrinkage and fading.
* The pantsuit above was gifted to me in accordance with my editorial disclosure policy.