Whenever I finish my work I feel so lazy. I’d rather sit on the couch watching Netflix than going to party, I tend to snooze my alarm, just chill out on my lazy bag, and now pick things up with my feet. And sadly, I see that my laziness has managed to worm into my wardrobe. I have fully embraced baggy sweatpants and hoodies – but then I realised that comfy doesn’t mean attractive.
Fashion for me has always been a way to express myself, to present who I am. I might be lazy, but I want to be more than “Let’s wear the only clean pair of trousers I have”. In my job as a photographer my appearance counts less, but I still need to look the part: competent, smart and professional. So, yes, I needed to control my lazy girl style… though maybe not that much so as to give up binge watching of Once Upon A Time…
I tend now to lay out my outfit the previous evening, so this way I do not scramble to find something just five minutes before leaving. Yes, it cuts on my evening leisure time – but I can sleep five minutes longer, and avoid the stress of ransacking the wardrobe! And of course, I need to do the laundry twice a week now, instead of just wait until the hamper fills over. It’s easier to pick the killer look when you have more available options rather than picking whatever’s clean.
Compromise. I can combine elegance with comfort – for instance by wearing culottes or wide-leg pants instead of baggy sweatpants. Both styles feel comfortable, but look great, which is totally the best of both worlds. I also completely reject heels – well, almost. But if I need that killer look, I travel in flats and change my shoes once I’m at the office.
But even though I put my back to this, I can still unwind on the weekend, when I put on my baggy sweatpants, eat all the cookies I want and live the lazy life!