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We spent the weekend in a caravan <<faints>> with bf and her family. I took lots of ridiculously inappropriate clothes, skinny jeans and the like, and I was ludicrously uncomfortable most of the time. It struck me that I am just not very good at casualwear. Activewear, y'know, that kind of malarkey.
Have ordered a couple of things from The White Company, and am in the market for a nice The North Face jacket, but does anyone have any ideas?
How do I look fashionable, chic and comfortable all at once?
Today I am wearing - long draped charcoal maxi skirt, White Company white and grey striped vest top, denim shirt worn open, flat sandals. It's comfortable and looks okay but I do feel a bit 'old fat lady in comfortable clothing' in it!
What was the problem with what you took? More active than usual? Not warm enough? Too restrictive? ... because you were slobbing around outside, rather than in a hotel bar? Were you in a mobile home caravan, or a caravan caravan, where maybe you where toddling off to the toilet block?
I'm imagining you turning up with 2 spray on dresses + a pair of killer heels
For summer tent camping I take things that can be layered easily as the temp changes and that I can move in easily. I do take skinny jeans + wedges for nice wear, my skinnies are stretchy. I find that dresses with leggings are a really useful combo. If we go to a mobile home I'm smarter but follow similar rules.
I am another who just can't do casual wear well. I look ridiculous anytime I have tried. I love the clothes you have linked to but I can't wear a hood sadly I just look awful I watch with interest. Thank you for introducing me to Hush though- some great stuff. Also- if you have bought from White Company before, how is their fit? Do the t shirts wash well? Very sorry for all the questions!
Agree cyb, it's not so much the style but the material and how it allows you to move.
I have recently bought some soft harem style trousers, not very saggy bottomed, for such purposes. I wouldn't wear them into town but perfect for sitting outside with a bottle of wine, they look fine with a vest top, and I can layer when it's cold and dark.
White Company - the fit is generally slightly on the bigger side ime - their mediums are loose on me and their smalls are generally good in dresses etc (although I prefer t-shirts looser and am v norky). I'm a 10-12 on the bottom and a 12-14 on top, generally.
I don't 'do' hoodies but I do have a grey linen and cotton mix open front cardigan (no waterfall!) which comes to around mid-thigh length and which I love as a layer over anything from a breton style dress, to skinny combats, to a denim skirt.
Jam - No, my love. I would never attempt to out-style someone as cool as you
I just felt a bit overdressed with my skinnies on, somehow. And they aren't exactly what I would describe as comfortable.
Looking forward to camping, let me know if I can do anything.
Soups - I took a pair of killer heels and felt like the world's biggest twat in the evening wearing them. I think I just didn't go casual enough, I looked less ready for a boat trip on Windermere, and more ready for a day shopping with friends. Not that I ever do that either!
We were at <<whispers>> Haven, in a mobile home caravan. Very nice it was, too. Although I fear I spent the entire weekend saying, 'At Centerparcs...' and our friends wanted to throttle me.
prolific - I've only ever ordered nightwear and homewear from TWC - will keep you posted!