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DOWNTIME ATTIRE

20/02/2016
Downtime, a word that I almost had to look up in the dictionary because it hasn’t been used/or practiced in my vicinity in a seriously long time. I’ve spoken a lot about wanting – and to be honest, desperately needing – some downtime for months now and I feel like it’s something that I might finally be managing to rediscover again.
Ironically, as this post goes up I will be having a breakdown running around like a crazy lady at London Fashion week – yeah, for all of those who think you’re jealous, wait until you see my blisters, under eye circles and general beat self by the end of it – however rewind one week, and I had finally managed to schedule in some down time (for a whopping half a day, but that’s better than nada, right?) and of course, alongside down time, comes the perfect downtime outfit. Something chic enough for the obligatory twenty Starbucks coffee runs, but something comfortable enough to be able to totally Netflix and chill at home.
Enter the Downtime outfit…
Despite not feeling – well, let’s be honest, being – cool enough to pull off the whole “yeah I just woke up like this and am a sporty/tom boy icon, what you saying?” vibe, I do absolutely adore this entire look. The knitted jumper has become my staple piece because not only is it big and baggy and ridiculously cosy, but it also works perfectly well with jeans and boots too. 
The cargo pants have officially replaced my pyjamas in the “Oh I wish I could wear you to meetings/events/general smart life things” stakes because they are just so god damn comfortable. The stunningly soft cotton mixed with the cool combat/laidback vibe, not to mention the beautiful dusky pink colour makes these the perfect comfortable but “acceptable to wear outside” joggers that I am just a little bit obsessed with!
Whilst I am all about coffee runs and long walks for downtime days, I am even more about the Netflix, coffee and chill kinda downtime [insert hands up/hallelujah emoji here]. The beautiful Next Jumper and Cargo pants are the perfect outfit combo for said heaven on earth activity as they are so ridiculously comfortable but also make you feel a little more put together (i.e not so much of a slob!).
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So that’s the end of my “Hey Next, your Downtime clothes are just bloomin awesome and can I have the whole range please?” post. I could ramble on for another 3 hours about how comfortable, cosy and bloody wonderful these items are, but I am manically rushing home for some evening downtime Michael Schofield perving Prison Break sessions before LFW Day 2 tomorrow!
I would love to know what your favourite downtime look is? Have you checked out Next recently? I always love hearing your thoughts 🙂
As always, thanks so much for reading!
xx

43 responses to “DOWNTIME ATTIRE”

  1. Rosy Flynn says:

    I don't know how anyone can carry off comfy-casual and still look amazing! I'm deeply jealous of you because when I try comfy casual it comes off more 'homeless'
    Another great outfit choice Ellie well done 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  2. You look amazing even in your lazy day outfit! Not sure my normal attire should be seen out of the house. Need to get in on this whole slouchy knit thing!

    Jasmin Charlotte

  3. Your lazy day downtime look is so perfectly cozy! I love the slouchy knit, the cargo and the shoes – you wear it so well!

    Loren | http://www.minkys.co.za

  4. Jordan says:

    Those bottoms look soooo comfy!!! You make me want to curl up in loungewear all day now (except you look more glam than I would!)

    hellomissjordan.com xx

  5. Caroline says:

    Oh Elle, this is why I love (dislike.lol) you. :p How you can so easily pull off outfit choices, I can only dream of. I would definitely look like, well, I can't put it nicely, but like this! The colour of the trousers and jumper compliment you so well. 🙂
    You really do deserve and need down time.. Make sure you have some scheduled for after LFW!!!!

    Caroline.x
    http://www.notesfromcaroline.com

  6. Meg Siobhan says:

    Y E S to this look! It looks so unbelievably comfy. And I write this as I'm wearing the slobbish version (a crappy t-shirt, vile green joggers and some christmas socks!)

    This is a look I would totally rock out and about, although not as well as you do!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  7. May Cho says:

    I've heard how busy Fashion Weeks are so I'm hoping you're doing alright, Ellie! As for this downtime look, it's probably what I'd wear when I'm off-duty, too. Sweaters and comfy pants. And coffee. YES.

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin'

  8. LBG says:

    You look so cute and casual! I adore the pink for a fun pop of color. A definite look I would turn to for downtime. With the coffee cup of course! Thanks dear for the comment on my blog – I'm so excited you might be going to Paris! I will definitely do a post on visiting Paris for the newbie. Meanwhile, check out this earlier post about two days in Paris: and enjoy your London Fashion Week!

    http://leftbankgirl.blogspot.com/2015/10/two-days-in-paris-where-to-go-see-and.html
    http://leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

  9. Love this look! It looks so cozy and definitely put together. Hugs, Kait
    http://makeminemaroon.com/

  10. So cute! Looks really chic but cosy at the same time 🙂 x
    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

  11. Oh I wish I'd look that chic on my downtime, I am nothing close to that! It is a well deserved time, you really need one these days after LFW! x

    Ela BellaWorld

  12. Honest mum says:

    I love this slouchy chic look, if I'm not glamming it up for shoots I tend to wear 'good intention gym kit'-and often find by the end of the day I never did go on that run! Looking beaut girl x

  13. I love this kind of outfit
    Something i would wear too
    Good joggers too Elle.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  14. Love this look! Effortless and chic at it's best! Hope LFW is killing you too much haha.

    Lots of Love, Lottie | Lifestyle blog to make you smile 🙂

  15. Anonymous says:

    Great colors! Trendy and casual look, like it 😉

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  16. Alina Bostan says:

    Would have never thought of pairing up a knitted jumper with cargo pants but it looks so well as a cosy & comfy outfit. Hope you're enjoying LFW and you're not too tired x

    Beauty with charm

  17. Would so not be able to pull those pants off! Looking great!

    http://www.thepharmersjournal.com

  18. You look so cosy, though more like you more getting ready for bed! haha

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  19. Adaleta says:

    I'm really liking this casual, yet chic downtown attire. This shade of pink really looks great on you! xx adaatude.com

  20. Great pants… comfy with a wonderful colour!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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