The week between Christmas and New Year is one of the weirdest weeks of the year. It’s like a black hole for time. Most days I have been in my pyjamas until at least 11.00am, much to my parents’ annoyance. This was not the case on the Monday. Having had coffee with a friend rain-checked, I decided to make the most of my spare hours to take some outfit photos.
Growing up, I was a total jeans-and-hoodie devotee. Nowadays I’m more likely to be caught wearing a hoodie only if I’m totally shattered, doing youth work or having a “chill day”. If there was ever a week dedicated to chilling, I think we can agree that it would be from Christmas through to New Year’s Day. The best excuse to wear my slouchy slogan t-shirt and Doc Martens, paired with jeans and a hoodie.
The thing I love about this outfit, other than it’s relaxed-but-acceptable-in-public vibe, is that it is modest, stylish, practical and feminine all at the same time. Part of that is to do with my choice of jean. I had originally tried on the super skinny and though I was proud I could do them up, they were just too good at showing the shape of my leg. Picking regular skinny jeans gives a little more flexibility for modest outfits without sacrificing my curves or shape. Partnered with a loose top and slim fit hoodie, I don’t loose any of my style.
The only downside to this outfit are the sleeves of my hoodie. Unfortunately they are too slim for my wrist braces to fit underneath and too loose to comfortably fit under the braces. But as I can’t survive very well without my braces at the moment, I had to wear them. As that’s only a short term problem, I’m going to categorise this outfit as perfect for chilling and lazy days round town.
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