Well, OK, not weekend style as much as weekend ‘style’. Because who wants to have style at the weekend?
During the week we have to have style. We must have work style, or at-home style, or childcare style, or going-to-the-gym style, or at-the-shops style. People might see us in daylight during the week and judge us if we haven’t made an effort with our style.
I may spend as much as five minutes thinking about what I am going to wear that day. That is a long time to spend thinking about an outfit.
And those minutes stack up over the week, so by Saturday morning I rather feel like clawing back time and spending no minutes on thinking about what to wear. Or, alternatively, putting together an outfit in 30 seconds that’s unlike anything else I’ve been wearing that week so as
to give my poor eyes a break from looking at the same stuff day after day.
My most prized weekend outfits are the ones that have a touch of last night about them – but just a touch. You know, perhaps a silky blouse, a smudge of under-eye mascara, a glitzy bag, too many necklaces or a glamorous coat. It says, ‘I was up late,’ with the added kicker of ‘… and I don’t care,’ because, of course, c’est le weekend.
Put these racy items with something really quite slack – the item in your wardrobe which is the equivalent of the lazy kid at the back who never does its homework (but is somehow popular with absolutely everyone) – and, according to me, you’re winning at the weekend.
Editor: Sophie Hines / Photographer: Jonty Davies / Stylist: Alex Steadman / Make-up: Lindsey Poole
Hair stylist: Heath Massi / Manicurist: Emma Welsh