Tips & Tricks

Achieving Comfort with Style 

On weekends and holidays, I’m often quite guilty of taking part in that time-honoured tradition of never getting properly dressed and instead wearing sweats or pyjamas all day. In fact, I would even go as far as saying that if I was given the option I’d probably never wear anything but the comfiest of comfy clothes.

But, alas, social norms about thinks like “decency” and “inappropriate attire” mean that I can’t just potter about in my underwear or pyjamas. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t still be comfy, so, here we go with a few tricks that I use to achieve comfort while still looking absolutely, positively stylish. 

Layer it Up 

When it comes to staying comfy but still managing to look fresh, layers are your absolute best friend. A long smart looking cardigan, or a cosy jacket, can make up for looser fitting or less outwardly appealing under layers. One stalwart companion of the comfy outfit is the trench coat or any other long jacket. While you might not exactly be able to wear it to your desk, it is more than enough to give your cosy outfit some style while you wander down to the local shops. 

Don’t Be Afraid of Leggings 

Leggings have become both a blessing and a curse to those of us that like to stay comfy. Their popularity and acceptance mean that, more than ever, it is totally okay to go outside in just some leggings and a top. On the other hand, their associated with comfort and laziness means that you might be looked down on for your outfit choice. Luckily, there are a couple of ways that you can take advantage of their comfort without bringing on the ire of any passer-by’s. Jeggings or any other leggings that take on a more pants like appearance – with more visible seams and less “shiny” materials – give you all the comfort of workout leggings while still looking like a pair of “normal” pants. Perfect! 

Scarfs, Scarfs, Scarfs 

Just like with wearing layers, a nice flowing scarf can elevate a comfy, plain outfit into something a bit more stylish and appealing. Scarfs shouldn’t only be relegated to the winter either, with silk or other light materials extending their comfort and function long into the winter months. Scarfs can also pull some weight as a feature piece of your outfit, allowing you to strike a number of different styles with the same basic clothes and a few distinct scarfs. 

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