I think it is a fair assumption to make that none of us are putting much thought into our outfit choices right now. If we don’t need to put on trousers for a zoom meeting, what’s the point of even changing out of our pyjamas? Comfort is more important than style in my day to day, but I have started to miss creating an ensemble, of putting more than 3 seconds of thought into what I’m going to put on in the morning, and honestly – I’m bored.
So yesterday, instead of donning my usual leggings and worn t-shirt, I decided to play dress-up.
Alongside my trusty straight-leg jeans – which are admittedly pretty comfortable – I pulled on a white ruffle shirt that Cher Horowitz would be proud of for a Clueless inspired outfit.
I found the shirt in the weeks pre-lockdown at a vintage kilo sale, and so obviously haven’t had chance, or reason, to wear it since. It is a vintage Ralph Lauren number, and despite it being too big for me, it was too dramatic a piece for me to pass up – and coming in at around £3, I would have been mad to leave it hanging on the rail!
It’s nineties-esque sleeves have been staring at me ever since, and so armed with a new camera that I still needed to learn how to use, I took a few very posed photos (read – over 500…) whilst ‘working from home’.
I had a lot of fun just playing around with my camera, and I am really happy with how the photos came out. This whole exercise just reminded me why I love clothes, and putting a bit of extra effort in to what I wear, as well as why I purchased this camera to begin with – to take some nice pictures!
So expect more of this going forward, because I’m fed up of pyjamas!