How do you like to dress? Personally, fashion is something I love to play around with, to express myself through, and to share stories of sustainability too. It’s why it’s always my main focus here on the blog – it’s just so much more than a pretty pattern, or a nice handbag!
That’s why when Very invited me to share how I dress to improve my mood, I couldn’t resist. There are some days when I dress with kindness, in comfortable loungewear or pyjamas; other days when I like to dress for the outdoors and go walking along the coastline. And all of them, I’m going to share with you here!
Dressing For Wellness
Whenever I want to lift my mood, I like go for a walk. In fact, I try to go for a walk once a day, even when it’s chilly. That means I like wrapping up warm in layers, and dressing to suit the elements here in Brighton!
This outfit has to be the one I wear the most when going on my beach-side walks. I love this outfit – the Nobody’s Child crew neck is so soft and warm, and fits nicely with my hardworking jeans and sneakers. But the cherry on top has to be my North Face parka, which fits so perfectly on all of my outfits, keeping me warm and stylish in this gorgeous caramel brown colour.
Plus, my coat is made with 100% recycled down, certified to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) by Textile Exchange. It’s the first time I’ve seen a puffer jacket made with 100% recycled down, and it’s so high quality too. Oh, and did I mention that the outer fabric is fully recycled too? I’m super impressed!
Dressing For Comfort
On colder, darker days, I tend to wake up and think, I want to wear the comfiest thing in my wardrobe! I hope I’m not the only one who gets this feeling; I sometimes find it difficult to wake up and feel energised in winter, so dressing in loungewear, sleepwear, or some simple basics is my go-to on any day when I feel like this.
Dressing For Productivity
On slightly better weekdays, I’ll wake up ready for the day. I love my work (for the most part!) so dressing for productivity when working from home is key. In fact, for most of the previous two lockdowns, I still dressed each day as if I was going to work at a workspace to keep myself productive!
My key to dressing for productivity is to wear something presentable yet comfortable. Zoom calls require a certain presentation level, but wearing trousers that dig in under the desk just isn’t fun!
I love this long sleeve rib dress from Nobody’s Child, which instantly makes me look and feel smart, while also hugging my body in a cosy, comfy way. I tend to wear it simply accessorised, with my hair tied up, some gold jewellery, and sometimes layered with a jumper.
And, in terms of sustainability, the dress is made from 97% repreve polyester. This comes from recycled plastic bottles, and made in factories where they aim to create zero fabric waste, which makes me feel even better when wearing it!