As of recent I’ve been spending my days in baggy jeans (yes, I’m one of those jeans indoors people, and what?), oversized jumpers and fluffy slipper socks. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s sporting a super comfy and casual lockdown uniform. But every now and then, to try and create some normality, I’ll get dressed up in something that I’d usually wear outside of the house. So I’m starting a new mini series called ‘I Got Dressed Today’ to share an insight into what I’ve been wearing recently and to try and bring a little bit of fun to lockdown too.
My Current Uniform
Before I share the outfit for I Got Dressed Today I figured I may as well show my current at-home uniform as well. If you follow me over on Instagram then you will’ve seen it already but for those of you that haven’t 1.Go and give me a follow on there and 2.Here it is.
As featured on the & Other Stories website
I Got Dressed Today: Celebration Outfit
So first of all…the reason I bothered to get dressed. It was my mums birthday so I felt as though I should put on some shoes for the first time that week (luckily this time I didn’t find a lip balm inside them –> see tweet for ref). Obviously it was far from ideal circumstances for her to be celebrating her birthday but we made the best of it. And dressing up in real clothes was a great place to start.
I decided to go for something that was dressed up enough to feel like I’d made an effort but comfy enough to sit in the garden drinking champagne and eating homemade Victoria Sponge cake. My puffy sleeved & Other Stories jumper is one of my favourite pieces from my wardrobe. I picked it up back in January when I was down in London visiting a friend and have been wearing it non-stop since. In my head it’s my ‘dressy jumper’. I think that’s mostly because of the puffy sleeves. Puffy sleeves just bring all of the dressed-up vibes, don’t they?
My ARKET jeans are another key piece in my wardrobe. I picked them up in the sale last year and I honestly think they’re one of the best purchases I’ve made in the last 12 months. They go with absolutely everything. They’re casual enough to wear with a trainer. But also versatile enough to rock with a heel. Not that I’m going anywhere that requires heels anytime soon.
As for my trainers I always go for a Superga. I’m really not big on super branded trainers. As someone who often dresses smart-casual, super branded trainers just don’t work with my wardrobe. Instead I go for simple designs with a mega statement flatform sole. This pair replaced one of my older pairs of Superga’s that were looking really worn out. I still have them…but they’re a bit more grey than I’d like.
The clean design of Superga trainers is something that I love so much about them. I find that because they’re so simplistic they’re incredibly easy to style. Plus they’re super comfy as well. Although if you’re thinking of getting a pair yourself I should warn you, they’re really heavy. As someone who’s worn Dr Martens for the past 7 years, I’m used to a weighty shoe. But if you’re not used to them then be prepared!
To finish it all off I went with my statement electric blue ARKET socks. My pale green ones that I was planning on wearing were sadly in the wash. But I reckon the blue ones still looked the business. I loved how much they stood out against the white trainers.
For jewellery I wore my classic Tissot watch that I wear everyday. Alongside that I styled my Pandora Link bracelet that I received as a gift at a press event for Pandora last year. To finish everything off I added one of my favourite pairs of earrings from a small jewellery store in Malaga.
There you have it. What I wore for a dressed up day in lockdown. What’re your thoughts on the outfit? Do you also have an at home uniform? Let me know in the comments.
I thought it might be fun to feature YOU in this series and what you’ve been wearing at home during lockdown. Did you get dressed up for an at home birthday celebration? Did you bother to put shoes on simply because it was a Saturday? Send me a photo of yourself in your favourite at home outfit or a link to a photo you’ve shared on Instagram. Add a little description of why you got dressed up that day and where you got your clothes from. I might end up featuring it in the next post or in my newsletter!
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