I realise that a pair of jeans, a simple t-shirt, a longline camel coat and a pair of trainers is not exactly an *out there* outfit combo, but for me, a very irregular wearer of trainers beyond just exercising purposes, it felt it!
And after enjoying wearing this combination on Sunday so much, it's going down as a new outfit formula that I'm totally down with.
I'm keen to slowly but surely identify the kinds of outfit I love to wear (like in this previous post) because, there needs to be multiples doesn't there, to suit the different kinds of days we have. In short, I'm looking to extend those go-to combinations that make me feel my best, and make me feel most myself also.
I mentioned, I'm a very irregular trainer wearer. I always see gorgeous pics of people pairing trainers with a skirt or a dress, and sometimes I love that look, but on me, I just don't feel it; I don't feel myself, so the flats or boots nearly always get swapped in instead, and said trainers stay home.
I'm OK with that. Some things are for other people, and not for ourselves.
But, I do own these cute minty green trainers that aren't for gymming, but are for casual weekend days. And, I do like them with jeans. So, this new formula, with a dressier coat, really works for me, as it's ticking the v simple casual shoe box as it were, whilst also staying slightly more dressed up, which is a feel I always like! (I'm a girl who's more comfortable out the house dressed up in a skirt etc, than just a jeans and t-shirt).
So, Sunday saw me find a new outfit formula I really like.
Jeans, a simple t-shirt, (which will be swapped for something warmer as it gets colder), trainers, and my usual choice of smarter long line coats.
This may seem a very daft revelation to devout trainer fans who can feel/look effortlessly cool in trainers with a smarter outfit, but for me, this is breaking the mould in a way but I like it!
Am I the only one who finds dressing up trainers hard? Or am I just not trying the right type trainer to make the 'look' that I see so often splashed over IG and Pinterest work? I think I've found my sweet spot of comfort, and feeling myself for now, but I'm always up for the advice!