Recently Gem and I went on a weekend away mostly consisting of seaside walks, yoga and saunas (I know, how wholesome !). We will do a whole post on packing for a short break but I wanted to talk about the item I wore the most: the humble trackie bottoms. I must admit I purchased these on a whim the day before we left as I thought they’d be perfect to travel in but I ended up wearing them every day and many days since we returned.
They’re just so practical: they dry super quickly (perfect for mishaps involving little ones and spillages) they are so quick (pull them on, add a knitwear and you’re good to go) they go with all my coats (long wool overcoat now, denim jacket when sun appears, with blazer for work, with a mac when it rains etc..) they don’t crease (shove them in your suit case) and they look good with trainers and chunky sandals. They’re even a good option if you are in the early stages of pregnancy or post pregnancy – a stretchy elastic waistband, perfect for your changing shape.
To be honest I don’t look as stylish as the woman in the picture above, I’ve been wearing mine at the weekend and for the school run when I want to be comfy but slightly more pulled together than I actually feel. Mostly chucking them on with a cashmere jumper and cream Vans. But I am enjoying wearing something this easy and I know they’ll be perfect for my 11 hour plane trip to Mexico in a few weeks. I am even thinking of buying the matching jacket…
Who’d have thought Sporty Spice would be my style-inspo?!