Sometimes you just need a really comfortable and casual outfit for running errands like doing the food shop or taking the car to the garage for an MOT. This is exactly what I wear for dealing with such trivial but absolutely necessary tasks. When I’m running around I can’t be doing with wearing anything fancy, fussy or tight.
These trousers from Zara have seen me well this summer. I’ve worn them so many times I’ve lost count. They are starting to show some signs of wear and I’m toying with the idea of buying another pair. It feels slightly unnecessary as we’re coming to the end of summer and I’ll probably not get that much more wear out of them this year however they are a classic style (how perfect for Paris) and they’ll be easy to bring back out next year.
Anyway while I ponder over whether to spend another £25 on a second pair of the exact same trousers, I wanted to share this outfit as the next best thing to wearing your loungewear as outerwear. Sometimes when I’ve got mundane, everyday tasks to do like I’ve mentioned above or taking returns to the post office which is something I do on a regular (daily) basis, I wish I could go in my comfortable loungewear. I’m such a homebody – I absolutely love my home, being at home and the warmth and comfort it gives me. I also love elasticated waistbands which is what I tend to wear while lounging around the house and writing my blog posts as I’m doing now. I was going to say I would never leave the house in my loungewear however I actually did once very recently and it’s exactly why I have a rule about never leaving the house in pyjamas or loungewear. Let’s just say things didn’t go to plan and a short drive around the corner ended with 11 hours spent in hospital.
Now we’ve all seen people who have no issue with wearing pyjamas or loungewear out and about, while doing their shopping, going to a hair appointment or getting some beauty treatments. In fairness a spray tan does require loose clothing but all I’m going to say is – please don’t be that person. This is not in a judgemental way but from my recent experience I can assure you, it’s not worth it and you are 99.9999999% guaranteed to bump into someone you don’t want to see while wearing your finest house clothes. I’m talking about ex boyfriends or the guy you had a massive crush on growing up who has gotten even hotter (god damn!) with age. You’ll see a frenemy who may no longer be an enemy as you’ve let all that sh*t go but somehow manages to take the upper hand again as they are actually dressed in something (anything) other than loungewear. I feel like I’ve repeated that word far too many times but what I’d like you to take from that is that those clothes are simply for ‘lounging’.
Back to the point, this outfit is the best alternative. A slouchy oversized top which oozes Parisian chic with the Breton stripes tucked into high waist (as always) tapered leg trousers which just happen to have an elasticated waist – winning!
Trainers are clearly essential for those type of days but again, don’t just throw on your Nike running shoes that are brand new as you’ve never actually gone running, put on your best pair of trainers, the ones that are for show not for practicality. Remember what I said before about bumping into people, you’ll thank me later.
The bag saves this outfit from being a bit average. It’s bright and bold and in your face. It’s big enough for the mass of receipts the post office will give me when I hand over my daily dose of returns and also for a little snack to keep energy levels high.