Reader’s question: “How can I find things that are comfortable both in how I feel about them and how they actually feel on me, but also dressy? I like to look classy and stylish but often find it difficult to source things that are.”
How to Look Stylish Yet Be Super Comfortable
Ensure your pieces have still got good wear left in them. That they are not pilled, old, stained, faded or just plain worn out.
Make sure your garments fit correctly. Often when we go for comfort we go bigger and baggier than necessary. Do your clothes skim and not cling, but also not appear boxy or baggy.
Think about putting together an outfit, instead of just stepping into whatever is the closest, easiest thing to put on.
A scarf, a necklace, a stack of bangles. Take your comfortable outfit from plain to interesting with a small edition.
Polar fleece is not stylish, practical yes, but stylish no. Cotton ribbed knits will often bag and sag quickly, look for t-shirts with a smooth finish and some elastane in their fibre content for a smarter look.
You can see what I wear when I want to be comfortable in the outfit
- Jeans with LOTS of stretch in them – but in dark denim. Dark denim is more dressy than lighter or more distressed denim.
- T-shirt – but a smooth knit with elastane to hold its shape. Here I’ve worked with a navy to create that slimming column of colour too!
- Knit waterfall cardigan/jacket – it’s comfy but skims over the lumps and bumps and adds a bit of style and colour
- Soft viscose scarf to create a focal point and add some interest
- Flat boots – I can run around all day in them as they are flat and comfortable
- Soft makeup – a dash of mineral powder, some blush and mascara and a lashing of lip gloss
What do you love to wear to feel comfortable but still look stylish?