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Fashion, What I Wore

How to elevate your weekend wardrobe

2nd August, 2020

Ahhh weekends. There’s nothing better than enjoying a little down time at the end of a hectic week and for me that also applies to my wardrobe. I’m all about comfort plus when it comes to what I wear an Saturday and Sunday but it doesn’t mean that I compromise on the style front.

I think you can still achieve a really nice balance between your fave trackies and being dressed to the nines (something I became familiar as soon as I started working from home). I’ve built up a great arsenal of casual pieces since I’ve become a mum (silk shirts just aren’t made for playgrounds) so this has in turn been able to translate into my off duty looks as well. Here’s how you can elevate your weekend wardrobe into something comfortable yet polished.

Revamp pieces with a white tee

A white t-shirt can be paired with so many things — wear it under a slip dress, pop it on with a skirt or tuck it into wide legged pants so it pays to have a few in your closet. It’s honestly the easiest thing to mix and match and will save you many wardrobe hassles over the weekend. I’ve also found teaming a white tee with dressier piece also tones them down a bit and makes it appropriate for casual day wear, expanding the use of your wardrobe even more.

Try a printed skirt

A beautiful printed skirt is a seriously comfortable option as far as weekend wear goes, but it looks so chic at the same time. Try a pleated skirt or a wrap style with a striking print for an of-the-moment outfit. Pair it with a lightweight sweater or a tee or singlet and a pair of sneakers and you’re ready for whatever the day throws at you.

Invest in great sneakers

I live in sneakers most of the time so I’ve found that having a go-to pair is ideal. Classic white sneakers will go with virtually everything you own whether that be your favourite jeans or a summer dress. They’re a definite workhorse so you can stock up on a few different styles and get plenty of use out of them.

Update your look with fun frames

A pair of sunglasses is always within easy reach whenever I leave the house and I’ve found it to be one of the easiest ways to make a look feel polished and ‘now’. Try the small frame sunglasses trend if you’re feeling a little adventurous with your sunnies or a colourful pair which will inject a little playfulness into any outfit.

Have a go-to carryall

Whether you opt for a chic backpack, a roomy tote or a crossbody style it’s always a good idea to swap to a more casual, take-anywhere bag on the weekend. I’ve found that a reliable and study carryall made from leather is something that will last you many seasons. Also switching from my work bag to an off duty bag also helps me get into the right mindset for relaxation.

Dress it up

Dresses are without a doubt one of the easiest things you can ever put on simply because there’s no need to worry about mixing and matching tops and bottoms. I’ve found slip dresses are a simple shortcut to looking on trend and chic, plus you can mix up the look of them by wearing a t-shirt underneath.

Turn to chic co-ord sets

I love co-ordinating sets. Whether it be a shell top with shorts or a jumper with jogger pants there’s something quite effortless about matching separates that makes you look instantly pulled together. They’re a major trend at the moment so you’ll no doubt find a set that works within your style and budget this season.

What are some ways you’ve elevated your weekend look?

Fashion, Fashion & Beauty

On a budget: lounge wear

23rd October, 2019

If the above scenario is on your radar this weekend then you’ll know that great lounge wear is a must. When it comes to clothes just made for relaxing, comfort is most definitely key but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some stylish touches here and there. There are so many gorgeous, comfortable pieces around now that you’ll most definitely find something that’s made for lazy days in bed, enjoying coffee — but is polished enough that you won’t hesitate to wear them out the door when you need to. If you’re in the market for great lounge wear, then here’s how to do it without spending a fortune.

Check out the chain stores

There are some brands that do luxe lounge wear but it also comes with the price tag to match. So make a beeline for your favourite chain store instead. Brands like Seed and Cotton On do great jogger pants with matching lightweight tops, comfy tees, and cute pyjamas that are just made for relaxing on the couch but don’t require a significant investment.

Go online

ASOS has a great range of lounge wear, the same with The Iconic and brands such as Marks and Spencer and Zara. You’ll find pieces at a reasonable price that are often discounted if you keep your eyes peeled for discounts. High end online retailers also offer gorgeous pieces that are made from beautiful fabrics such as cashmere, and if you wait at just the right time when they’re doing their big sales such as after Christmas or during Black Friday, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll want to live in every weekend.

Raid the kids’ section

If you’re on the petite side it’s worth paying a visit to the kids’ or teens section of certain brands. They sell lounge wear basics such as t-shirts, pyjamas, comfy jogger pants and shorts and other comfy separates but at a fraction of the price of the adult range. If you look for the bigger sizes, you’ll find that they can easily fit grown ups too!

Visit the men’s department

The great thing about lounge wear is that it looks better when it’s slightly oversized and has a relaxed fit. Remember the aim is to be comfy so anything too tight or small won’t fit the bill. That’s why you should definitely swing by the men’s department. When it comes to finding separates you’ll often find that the men’s ranges whether it be tees or hoodies are great for meeting your lounge wear needs. As an added bonus you’ll find that the small sizes in the men’s range are often left behind and reduced at sale time making them ripe for the picking when you’re trying to stock up!