For the first time in weeks, I want to add a new piece to my wardrobe.
I haven’t had the desire to think fashion in any serious sense. Will that come again? I do know when it does it will be with a different attitude.
Right now I am only interested in dressing for home and I don’t know about you but I am very tired of the look of me in sweats and jeans. I’ve changed tops – added the frilly and pared down with the tee – and sneakers. Sneakers are as varied in my wardrobe as blouses. I like athletic styles and the more simple walking numbers in equal measure.
Once upon a time, I loved a cargo pant.
I wore them in every colour of khaki, sand and grey and they were my go-to everyday outfit. This was before I started to dress-up for meetings and the office and have a more formal approach to my working day. It may be exactly the right time to re-introduce them. My oldies are long gone – so well worn they had splits where they shouldn’t and exposed knees. I wore them well. I wore them with jackets and heels and I wore them with boots and sweaters – they were a serious go-to in my wardrobe. Now I am going to wear them with tees and shirts and the occasional sweatshirt if need be. I’ll dream of a tailored blazer but I don’t see that airing anytime soon – it seems a bit strange sitting on my lonesome in a tailored jacket.
The simple styles are the ones I go for. I don’t need any extra bulk around my middle and I like the pockets to be midway on the thigh so I don’t look disproportionate in the hips. The shirt I wear with them is usually a little shorter in length to give the balance the right proportions. Something like this blouse is perfect with cargo pants.
I wanted to mention I am going to do more short videos on Instagram – it’s a bit of a push as it is really not my natural habitat but it is a great way of communicating and sharing thoughts. It is not the same as being together by any stretch but somehow speaking out loud has a feeling of connection. If you would like to follow, you will find me here @vickiarcher
For now, back to cargos. xv
My “New” Sweats Are Called Cargos
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