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.
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…
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 Stylish, High Latitude Style, A Labour of Life, Curly Crafty Mom, Doused in Pink, Not Dressed As Lamb, Living on Cloud Nine, Elegance and Mommyhood, Nancy’s Fashion Style, Shelbee on the Edge, A Pocketful of Polka Dots Style Splash, Away from the Blue, Mummabstylish , Mutton Years Style and I, Independent Fashion Bloggers
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!
Thanks, Michelle! I have a few of these ponchos, but this is the only one with pattern.
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.
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).
Maybe it is no layering on sleeves or legs policy? Lovely outfit and so harmonious colour. -q
Absolutely! No layering on arms or legs, that’s just too much fabric. Thanks!
I love this color palette: purple is one of my favorite colors. That poncho is perfect!
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.
I love the beautiful purple. This is one of those ponchos that really works well.
Thank you! The colour is beautiful, isn’t it?
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.
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…
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!
Thank you. Yes, even some light layering (it’s been a bit cold here lately…)
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!
Oh yes, comfort drink is a must, too.
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. 🙂
Thank you, Mica! Pastels are not my first choice of colours, but sometimes they are nice, especially in summer.