Comfort Dressing

casual chic over 50

Comfort Dressing is like comfort food

It’s nothing special, it might even be a bit bland and boring, but sometimes it’s the only thing you want. Because when you’re exhausted by all the complicated issues that life throws at you, you just want to ground yourself in something easy and familiar.

In clothing terms, this means getting back to basics; wrapping yourself in soft shades and simple forms, and focusing on how clothes feel on your skin instead of how they make you look.

Soft Purple 1300 x 1000

Soft Purple 1300 x 1000

These are clothes that make you feel good: they don’t try to impress anyone but just let you be. Without trying too hard or without thinking too much. Comfort dressing is like a cosy old blanket, protecting you from the big bad world and its uncertainties and endless demands.

It also helps you hide the evidence of having had perhaps a little too much comfort (the food variety) lately, which doesn’t hurt either…

pattern mixing over 50

pattern mixing over 40

Outfit details:
poncho: Marja Kurki (old) / cardigan: Esprit / t-shirt: Esprit / trousers: PBO (old) /
shoes: Fila / bag: Coach (old)/ sunglasses: Marimekko (old) / earrings: Aarikka


Have you been dipping into comfort dressing (or comfort food) lately?

PS: There’s a new Dilettante Artist post, another Pop Art selfie.
I’ve been doing a lot of drawing lately; it’s my version of meditation, I guess.

Linking up with:

Elegantly Dressed and StylishHigh Latitude StyleA Labour of LifeCurly Crafty Mom, Doused in Pink,  Not Dressed As LambLiving on Cloud NineElegance and Mommyhood, Nancy’s Fashion StyleShelbee on the EdgeA Pocketful of Polka Dots Style SplashAway from the BlueMummabstylish Mutton Years Style and I, Independent Fashion Bloggers


  1. 13 May 2020 / 8:46 pm

    I totally love this outfit, Tiina! That shade of purple is both attractive and comforting. Win-win! And I don’t think I’ve ever seen purple used in plaid before. Awesome!

    Stay safe my friend!


    • Tiina
      15 May 2020 / 1:30 pm

      Thanks, Michelle! I have a few of these ponchos, but this is the only one with pattern.

  2. debwlv
    14 May 2020 / 1:11 am

    Tiina, you’re sort of “layering up” there, whoa!!!! Who ARE you? LOL!

    Love the outfit—-seems a nice balance of Spring colors and layers for warmth. Love the accessories, always my weak spot so I am always looking for inspiration.

    • Tiina
      15 May 2020 / 1:38 pm

      Yes, it happens, at times… Actually, the poncho was an afterthought: it was evening and getting a bit cooler, so I just grabbed it on my way out. Looks nice though, doesn’t it?. But I’m still adhering to my ‘only one set of sleeves’ rule here. Two set of long sleeves would be the line I cannot cross (I only make an exception for thick winter coats, and I hate that, makes me feel suffocated).

      • q
        15 May 2020 / 6:40 pm

        Maybe it is no layering on sleeves or legs policy? Lovely outfit and so harmonious colour. -q

        • Tiina
          18 May 2020 / 12:10 pm

          Absolutely! No layering on arms or legs, that’s just too much fabric. Thanks!

    • Tiina
      15 May 2020 / 1:40 pm

      Thanks, Mireille: I have 6 of these ponchos. Yes, really: in different colours. I think a poncho is the perfect outerwear for cooler spring/summer days.

  3. 15 May 2020 / 5:40 pm

    I love the beautiful purple. This is one of those ponchos that really works well.

    • Tiina
      18 May 2020 / 12:08 pm

      Thank you! The colour is beautiful, isn’t it?

  4. shelbeeontheedge1
    17 May 2020 / 2:25 pm

    I am all about comfort dressing these days myself, Tiina! This shade of purple is so amazing! And I am dying over that beautiful wrap! Thanks for sharing and linking up.


    • Tiina
      18 May 2020 / 12:09 pm

      Thanks1 I think we’ve all resorted to comfort dressing, more or less. I’m beginning to wonder if I can still wear ‘real’ clothes? of if I still fit into them…

  5. 19 May 2020 / 2:25 pm

    Love this subtle and fabulous colour, and love your style wearing a comfy outfit and making it look elegant and cool, with fab accessorizing!. Love to see these colours that work together so nicely! and even a light layering!

    • Tiina
      20 May 2020 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you. Yes, even some light layering (it’s been a bit cold here lately…)

  6. Jess
    21 May 2020 / 6:44 pm

    I’ll say “comfort drink- wine!” as of late. I love this beautiful lilac shade on you, Ive been looking for a top this color. The kimono is just perfect with it. I beleive in being comfortable always in clothes! 🙂 Love those earrings too!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • Tiina
      23 May 2020 / 1:03 pm

      Oh yes, comfort drink is a must, too.
      Thanks, Jess!

  7. 25 May 2020 / 10:34 am

    These are lovely purple pieces on you and that is the cutest cosiest cape! Such springy colours, especially paired with the pink bag! You look beautiful in pastels 🙂

    Hope you had a great weekend! It was a cold one here, winter arrived early! Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! The new link up is live on my blog now, I’d love you to join again. 🙂

    • Tiina
      25 May 2020 / 11:38 am

      Thank you, Mica! Pastels are not my first choice of colours, but sometimes they are nice, especially in summer.

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