I have entered my eccentric grandma pyjama era and bought a velour robe, meant for wearing inside the house, to wear outside the house.
I had it tailored to better fit me (and make it look more like a jacket) – darts at the back, the sleeves cuffed and a button at the front.
I just love this print – it’s Parisian streets – and thought it was too beautiful to only wear inside the house. I pinned on a few Parisian themed brooches to give it a 3D effect – a box of macarons, cheese and wine and a carousel horse.
A few years ago I’d worry people would snigger at me wearing a dressing gown to high tea. But dressing like a rainbow, choosing comfortable clothing and the supportive communities I’ve built online and IRL meant that I’m not worried anymore. I got many compliments, and people were intrigued when I said it was a dressing gown.
Honestly, if you see a piece of clothing that you love, but you worry it’s a little too quirky, try it on anyway. If it makes you feel fucking fabulous, and you can afford to buy it, get it. There aren’t any rules – you can wear anything you want at any time of the day.
(The velour robe is from Blue Illusion. These pics are from last weekend.)