Cool Camo

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I never know what to wear this time of the year

It’s getting colder, but it’s not really cold, if you know what I mean. Or maybe you don’t. What I mean is that while it’s clearly autumn, and definitely cold enough to wear a (slightly) warmer coat or a jacket, it’s way too soon to be wearing a wool pullover. Or gloves. 

Although I have to admit that we’ve had a few days when I wished I had gloves… Yes, it’s definitely getting colder. And whatever I’m wearing, it’s always the wrong thing: I’m either freezing or getting sweaty.

Maybe I’m just menopausal…

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Anyway, that’s why I feel that all my outfits are an odd mix of this and that. Because I don’t know what to wear in this weather, that is, not because I’m menopausal…

Take this outfit, for example: I wanted to wear something easy-going and casual. And I wanted to test drive my new pair of mirrored sunglasses. So, my old pair of slouchy drawstring denim trousers (which are basically just pyjama bottoms you can wear in public) with a simple lightweight top should do the trick. But then I had to find outerwear that would be warm enough yet not so warm that it would make me sweat. And the only thing I have that fits the bill was the good old camo jacket. But does it go with the rest of the outfit?

Who cares, I have errands to run and places to be; I don’t have time to think about every detail.

This is what happens when you spend too much time at home: you sense of style is seriously compromised, and you start thinking that wearing loungewear everywhere is not just socially acceptable but trendy, too…

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Outfit details:
jacket: Makia (old) / top: Selected Femme (old) / trousers: PBO (old) /
shoes: Ecco (old) / bag: Coccinelle / sunglasses: Woobs / scarf: Shanghai Tang (old)


Do you find weather-appropriate dressing challenging?

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, Confessions of a Montreal Styling DivaIndependent Fashion Bloggers


  1. Book Goddess
    26 October 2020 / 4:45 pm

    I’ve been wondering how the pandemic is going to affect style in the long term. Will we refuse to get out of our joggers and cuddly sweaters? In my case, shorts and T-shirts, since I live in the tropics. Or will there be a renewed enthusiasm for “dressing up”? I like to think of my style as smart casual, but I definitely don’t intend to wear anything uncomfortable ever again. Of course, I had decided that long before the pandemic.

    • Tiina
      28 October 2020 / 10:23 am

      I think this pandemic will definitely affect the way we see the world and how we approach all sorts of lifestyle issues. But I’m sure we’ll also find new ways to ‘dress up’, without giving up our new-found love for comfortable clothing. Perhaps fashion designers will realise this is a huge opportunity, too…

    • Tiina
      1 November 2020 / 7:41 pm

      Thanks, Mireille!

  2. arlene gomes
    31 October 2020 / 7:40 pm

    Yes it is casual but that’s what we are all doing these days right? Yours is casual but with style. The added scarf and new sunglasses are a nice touch. I also love your bag! I like the camo jacket. Haven’t seen one of those around here. It’s a subtle print and goes well with the whole outift. Arlene from NJ

    • Tiina
      1 November 2020 / 7:44 pm

      Thank you, Arlene. Yes, casual is what we’re all doing now. And that’s OK. We’ve all collectively pressed pause, got back to basics, simplified everything. And I’m hoping some of that will stick when things get back to ‘normal’ (whatever that will be).

  3. 1 November 2020 / 1:14 am

    I love that scarf and I think your jacket works well with your outfit :) It’s definitely tricky finding the right pieces to wear in those in-between months, at the start of spring I was either over or under dressed for a few days, haha! Just until the weather evened out – of course now it’s just decided to skip right to summer temps, but at least that’s easy to dress for!

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend :) We got through the storms safely yesterday which was a blessing!

    • Tiina
      1 November 2020 / 7:49 pm

      Thanks, Mica.
      Oh dear, storms can be scary, glad you’re OK.
      We’re getting to the darkest time of the year (literally: we have less and less daylight every day), and that is getting to me more than the weather. I miss summer…

  4. shelbeeontheedge1
    1 November 2020 / 2:49 pm

    I like the camo coat with your striped top and printed scarf! It makes a fun and interesting print mix. And those drawstring jeans are life! I want a pair now! I rarely leave my house so I am almost always in comfy layers. I am definitely pre menopausal and the body temperature fluctuations are especially brutal this time of year! Thanks for linking with me!


    • Tiina
      1 November 2020 / 7:54 pm

      Thanks! Yes, drawstring trousers are the best. I can’t believe I’m saying this…

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