What’s your clothing comfort zone? Well, mines a pair of stretchy skinny jeans and a soft tee. Life can throw a lot at us, and there’s nothing worse than having a sh*t day and also being really damn uncomfortable. I thought I’d talk about comfort zones when it comes to clothes and why it’s A-OK to wanna stick to your usual items, especially when it comes to formal dressing.
Once I went to an event and I wore THE tiniest dress you could possibly imagine, and it was so tight around my stomach that I literally couldn’t breath or eat – WHY did I bother? I probably looked alright, but I didn’t feel alright. In actual fact, I had a totally awful time. When it comes to events and dinners I think there can be so much pressure around ‘looking right’ and ‘wearing the right clothes’, but what if you’re just not in the mood?
If you’re not necessarily a ‘dress girl’, like me, then you’ll definitely feel most comfortable in trousers, and in my case, jeans. I do like dresses, but sometimes I’m just not feeling having my legs out (and as I mentioned before, I haven’t had the best history with them). Jeans are really where my comfort zone is, and I always feel so fab when I wear them, so why can’t we wear them to more formal events too?
Well the answer is, of course you can! Here are my tips for styling up jeans for events or parties.
BLAZER IT UP
Any blazer will totally smarten up your outfit. It doesn’t matter what colour, but stick to looser ones so you avoid that work styled tailoring. I always size up too!
HEELS FOR DAYS
If you don’t want to wear heels you can opt for flat ballet shoes, but a good heel will take your jeans from casual mode to party mode in an instant. The ones I’m wearing in this outfit even have glitter on gals!
WEAR A BELT
A belt is one of my favourite accessories at the moment, and I really think they formalise an outfit. A black and gold/silver one will add to the smart vibes you’ve got going on.
I’m talking about nice jewellery and a non-work style bag. My bag in this outfit is big enough for my purse and spare make-up, but not so big that it looks like it’d fit my paperwork in it. If you’re off to a party, go glam with a glitzy clutch bag!
SHOP MY OUTFIT
Blazer – New Look
Tee – New Look
Jeans – New Look
Belt – New Look
Shoes – Ego
Bag – New Look
Watch – Daniel Wellington
Don’t feel bad about not wearing a dress if it’s not in your comfort zone, and always stick to what you feel best in. If, like me, you’re a total denim lover – style up your jeans with accessories and heels for any event, and be sure to check out New Look if you need some new jeans!
** This post is sponsored by New Look but all items chosen, opinions and styling are my own.**