OK, we’re all staying at home, for the most part anyway, because of the COVID19 pandemic, aren’t we? That’s what I thought: we follow the instructions and hope that things get back to normal as soon as possible.
Here in Helsinki we’re not confined to our homes: social distancing is recommended, and any gatherings of more than 10 people are forbidden. But shops and restaurants are still open (although quite empty: Finns tend to follow the rules…). I’ve ventured out a few times, too, though only briefly and when it was necessary.
And this has become my outfit of choice for most days: loose drawstring trousers and a casual top. And when I ventured out, I just added a coat and some accessories.
This is ‘lazy dressing‘: just wear whatever is comfortable, and if you have to go out, just add sunglasses and a nice bag and pretend you made an effort to look presentable… It almost scares me to think what will happen to my sense of style if this situation continues much longer. I say it almost scares me as obviously the pandemic scares me even more. We have to put things in perspective, right?
By the way, in case you’re wondering who took these pictures: Professor M is back. Yes, he decided to wait out the pandemic here with me rather than stay in Scotland, and managed to get back just before the borders were closed. So, now he’s stuck here for a few weeks.
And we took these photos in our backyard. And when I say our backyard, I mean the communal backyard of this development. We live in a flat (a very small one, as we’re beginning to realise, but that’s another story). And the white wall you see here? OK, I let you in on a secret: it’s the little shed that houses the development recycling point…
Outfit details (all old)
coat: Sand / top : Selected Femme / trousers: PBO /
bag: Burberry / shoes: Fila
How are you coping with the situation?
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