Saturday, 17 October 2015

Casual Look - Part 2

I mentioned in my last post that I have been looking for some comfy more casual clothes to wear on our short break to Scotland in about 10 days. I have managed to find some casual tops and jumpers but the rest of the outfit(s) have been more of a problem. I have been wearing skirts and dresses each day since May and I want a change as the weather will soon be colder as winter approaches and Scotland tends to be several degrees cooler than the South West of England.
I was impressed by an outfit in a post by Olivia from Fresh Modesty a few days ago. She wore a pair of corduroy trousers with a gold tunic which came to just above her knees in length. I have been inspired by Olivia  on how she shows that you can wear trousers in a modest way. She describes the corduroys as being super comfy - so I am now looking for a pair for the winter. Her excellent post can be found Here

My daughter, Hannah, has recently become a fan of leggings. She likes to wear then either under a long shirt or like trousers (a look which I am not keen on). Most of her friends are into the leggings trend at the moment. She has tried to persuade me several times to get some but I felt that they would not fit in with my modesty standards. I do not like clothes which reveal too much of the shape of my body.

By sheer coincidence, another of my favourite bloggers, Iris of Feminine Modesty, has just posted on a skirt and leggings outfit which shows that it is possible to wear leggings modestly. Her post can be viewed  Here

This morning I saw some fairly inexpensive leggings in Peacocks at decided to give them a go. Here is the result.

I must admit that I was surprised at how comfortable the leggings are. I thought that they would be feel something like between thick tights and tight trousers and I suppose they do. I would never wear them without a dress or tunic though.

Sometimes it is good to try wearing something outside your comfort zone. What do you think?  Do you have anything that you would like to try or have never worn in public?


  1. I think it is good to try wearing things outside of your comfort zone!!

  2. Looks like stepping out of the box was a good choice for you since you found a new piece to love! Thanks for linking up with us on Start the Week Stylish
    - Ana Luiza
    The Northwest Blonde

  3. Great outfit! I almost never wear dresses or skirts, but I have sometimes worn a short dress as a tunic with leggings.

    Saw you in the What I Wore linkup. Here's my What I Wore post...

    Have a great day!

  4. I think its beautiful!

  5. I think its beautiful!

  6. That's how I wear leggings too (under dresses!) I am not a fan of the leggings as pants trend that's going around, although I have seen a few people rocking that look, it's not something for me. I like wearing leggings with dresses and boots in winter, just a little thicker and warmer than tights! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  7. I love wearing leggings with sweaters and tall boots during colder weather. I rarely wear tunics but they are great with leggings too.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


  8. Looks great....even rockin it with high heels. :) thank you for adding a link to my post!

  9. I love trying something new! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday! We'd love to see you back next week!

    Dawn Lucy

  10. The leggings are definitely useful for fall and winter weather. I love wearing mine under dresses too. Cute dress, love the colors.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

  11. This is so cute! I rarely wear leggings, but when I do it has always been with a tunic or long cardigan. I need to try them with a dress like this. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots