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Why it’s good to experiment with outfit combinations & try something new

Why it’s good to experiment with outfit combinations & try something new

What stops you introducing a new silhouette or style to your wardrobe, or trying a new combination of clothes? Fear of looking bad? Uncertainty? I love uniform dressing, having a series of grab-and-go outfits to rely on, but every now and then I get the urge to experiment and try something different. The other day I surprised Mr That’s Not My Age by trying a new Yoga With Adriene session. Since the pandemic began we’ve basically followed two of her 30-day programmes, on repeat. So much so that I practically know all the words and can chant along with Adriene. Yogi’s Choice. And, yes, I am a creature of habit.

When it comes to getting dressed without reverting to autopilot, switching up the everyday routine has benefits. Creating new winning combinations and unleashing old clothes; like these fancy Jaeger trousers I haven’t worn for years, can lift the spirits. As we’ve found during the pandemic, little things can make a big difference. I’m quite chuffed with this outfit combination brought together courtesy of my new navy leather shirt. When we ran the subscriber offer with Hobbs, they very kindly offered me a thank you gift. Rather than add another pair of stompy boots to my collection I rummaged around online for something else, something new that I would keep for a very long time and found the super-chic navy shirt. So far I’m mostly wearing it as more of an overshirt or jacket (I’m not saying the word!), and it looks good with a jersey roll neck, too.

Photo: Claire Pepper