Basic, it’s how I roll these days.
Want to know why? Well, read on my lovelies.
I’m not going to lie, I’ve lost my dressing mojo of late, defo.
A friend told me recently how she’d embraced the all-day PJ look from Day 1 of Lockdown 1.0.
I was rudely and unfashionably late to this party and only got into grunge gear in recent months, when the world and her dog are now well and truly over that.
And now my struggle to get out of slobby wear is real, ladies.
Having spent recent months mostly in grunge (but not stylishly so!), facing up to finding something to wear for even a relaxed night out can be challenging. (Nights out - remember those?!)
So when my rigout mojo has gone AWOL I go back to basics to retrain myself in the “art”’of dressing.
Jeans with black top. End of. Fin de. Slut af.
I teamed the basic outfit with a car-to-bar scarf for my night out as the evenings have been quite chilly of late.
And the pattern and embellishment in the scarf lifts this very basic outfit.
This is my back to basics look. Black top and jeans.
Do you have a back to basics go-to for when you’ve lost your dressing mojo? Or maybe you never quite lose it?
Then I took my next baby step up the basics ladder.
On another day I added a long cardi and a pretty scarf.
The pretty scarf addition was inspired by a French friend who came for coffee wearing a similar basic outfit but elevated with a light floral scarf.
Yes, my mojo had got so minuscule that I needed inspo to add a pretty scarf!
And having previously stripped right back to jeans and a black top variations, I’ve now gone “adventurous”.
I’ve taken a further step up the basics ladder, with the classic jeans, striped top and a long neutral cardi look.
Well, it’s a small step for womankind but a huge step for me!
So my friends, please tell me.
Were you affected by a paradigm shift in dressing during the covid shenanigans? Or maybe during a stressful time?
Did you slip into the slobby clothes look?
Maybe no make up? Lank, uncut hair?
I’m a big fat YES to all of the above!
If you’re a YES too, how did you “retrain” yourself.
My suggestion if you’ve lost your dressing mojo is to go right back to what you see as your basic outfit and take baby steps from there, as seen in this post.
But perhaps you never turned up to that party at all, (👏👏👏) but if you did, how have you moved away from the slobby PJ party look and got YOUR dressing mojo back?
I’d love to hear.
Hugs, Mary xxx.