Casual Neutrals


I've always thought that the real measure of sartorial creativity (at least, for those of us who love to dress) is not occasion dressing, but rather the more mundane, day-to-day stuff. Anyone can put something together for a special event that you've planned for; you'll have had time to visualise what you might want to wear from the moment you sent in your RSVP, and your "process" of dressing will have already begun by default.

For me, the greater challenge is dressing for a weekday afternoon. You're not working, you've got some errands to run, and you know you're not going to be doing anything spectacular that would require Big Art, but you still want to look and feel like you're wearing something that is uniquely you. It's easy to just grab the same "uniform" over and over again, especially at this time of the year when a majority of us are still freezing our rear ends off. Look around the next time you're out and about running errands. You'll see a sea of black, leggings, boots…not that there is anything wrong with these things per se, but an element of sameness creeps in at this time of year. Everyone is reaching for the safe choice - we're all comfort dressing.

Today I decided to try and create a simple casual errand-running look that ticked a few boxes. I wanted it to be lighthearted, comfortable, and not contain a stitch of black. What I ended up creating was almost like a textured camouflage for the coastal Scottish landscape in which I live, something which may come in handy if the zombie apocalypse happens and I need to lay low for a while, hiding in plain sight.








Rachel Zoe vest, similar / Missoni lurex open cardigan, similar, similar / thrifted tee, similar / thrifted jeans, similar / Converse sneakers / handmade glass ring (old), similar / sterling and gold-plated earrings (old), similar



Comments

  1. Gorgeous! Love all those mottled browns, golds and greys. I'm definitely guilty of not putting enough effort in at weekends. It is much harder to dress pretty when it's so cold and drizzly most of the time.

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  2. Vest is a-ma-zing!

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  3. Lovely outfit and there is nothing so beautiful a Scotland when the sun shines!

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  4. Great "camo" outfit, no really - it's fab and perfect for your afternoon. I sometimes struggle with my "running errands" clothes and this is inspiring. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  5. How very right you are Kristin. The daily grind presents the constant challenge as it's not half as fun as the dressing up times. However, you've combined both in this fur and lurex combo, but played down with a masterful hand by way of neutral jeans and simple pumps. I love your style x
    Anna
    Anna's Island Style

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