In The Comfort Zone

Stylonylon | Pepe Jeans coat | Re/Done Jeans | Staud Clothing bucket bag | Uterque ankle boots | Lucy Williams x Missoma | Bear Brooksbank
It’s taken time I won’t deny it, but I’m finally getting to that point when I have outfits that I love but equally feel top levels of comfort in! As opposed to the ones where you love how they look, but can’t wait to take off jeans/shoes/top when you get home…  

[ezcol_1half]I really am that person who can’t fully relax unless I’m feeling comfy in my clothes. For so much of what I do – being out and about, walking around London to various places – and for keeping energy levels up, staying the opposite of sartorially uptight is key. I’ll do it on occasion, wearing heels and a tighter pair of jeans for an event, but less and less these days! So, how? Unfortunately, trial and error I would say! I think I’m definitely less panic buying these days in the search for those life-changing pieces that will, you know, change your life. Despite being a philosophy undergraduate who banned herself from reading Vogue for years, I’ve always loved how clothes make me feel. But I’ve never been able to throw on just anything and it look amazing; I’ve had to search quite hard for the right things. I have one of those bodies that is basically long on the trunk and short on the legs which is not the easiest for creating an elegant silhouette, especially when your overall height is not that lengthy. But this winter I’ve found a few good, no scratch that, great pieces and I’m wearing them over and over. [/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]So really it’s getting to know your body type and taking time to try things on. Slightly boring maybe. Even more so,  I think my last two outfit posts have featured this brilliant faux shearling coat. A big part of its success for me is that I was able to get it in an XXS so it fits just right on the shoulder. And that really is key to getting things looking good with you’re neat and petite. Then it buttons up so snugly with room for scarf underneath and still looking good! The jeans; I mean, I’m boring myself now tbh, but they’re still winning out. I’m having to plan my wardrobe around their albeit irregular washes. And the boots are another great purchase this autumn – they’ve got that little oomph of height but still provide solid support and no problem running for the train in them – my criteria for what properly constitutes a comfy shoe. Pretty much this entire outfit is made up successful carefully considered purchases – including the bucket which is camera compatible and has a suede inner drawstring – and that’s very much how I’d like to go forth. Staying well within my comfort zone day in day out!  [/ezcol_1half_end]


Stylonylon | Pepe Jeans coat | Re/Done Jeans | Staud Clothing bucket bag | Uterque ankle boots | Lucy Williams x Missoma | Bear Brooksbank

Finding Your Comfort Zone

Whereas much of life is about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, when it comes to how your clothes fit and feel this is one comfort zone to stay firmly within! It may take a while to find the jeans that still look great but don’t feel too tight on your tummy – especially now we’re all embracing the higher waist with gusto, but it’s worth it. These Re/Done are so much the pair for me I’m now looking at all my previous purchases with dismay, ready to put them up for sale or send them on their way to the charity shop…

Stylonylon | Pepe Jeans coat | Re/Done Jeans | Staud Clothing bucket bag | Uterque ankle boots | Lucy Williams x Missoma | Bear Brooksbank

Stylonylon | Pepe Jeans coat | Re/Done Jeans | Staud Clothing bucket bag | Uterque ankle boots | Lucy Williams x Missoma | Bear Brooksbank

Stylonylon | Pepe Jeans coat | Re/Done Jeans | Staud Clothing bucket bag | Uterque ankle boots | Lucy Williams x Missoma | Bear Brooksbank

Stylonylon | Pepe Jeans coat | Re/Done Jeans | Staud Clothing bucket bag | Uterque ankle boots | Lucy Williams x Missoma | Bear Brooksbank

Outfit Details

Coat | Pepe Jeans

Jumper | Filippa K (old season)

Jeans | Re/Done

Boots | Uterque (sold out now)

Bag | Staud Clothing

Rings | Vintage at Bearbrooksbank

Coin necklace* | Lucy Williams x Missoma

Compass necklaces | Bianca x Stylonylon (launching soon!)


Photos by Jay McLaughlin on Olympus Pen F

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  1. I did not know that about you and the philosophy degree and banning yourself from reading Vogue, that’s so interesting! And not a little funny, got to admit! And thank f*** high wasted jeans are back in fashion. The low slung thing suited…actually noone at all. Just my notso humble op. Of course, being fashion forward in the garden’s my thing as you know (read, super comfy, looking like a moving compost heap). Lovely read as ever x

    1. Thanks Andrew, lovely to have you reading my page 🙂 much appreciated – haha yes, high waisted so much more elegant indeed! Love the idea of a moving compost heap! x