Dressing up the Dictionary: Adjusting

Adjusting to change feels so scary because of how that change, whichever form it comes in, hijacks my ability to cope. First of all I’m an anxious person and apparently being unable to cope with change is a tell tale sign of someone with highly functioning anxiety. Second is because I live with a disorder which, without much notice at all, can cause my routine to be jilted.

I am lucky when I go a few weeks without having any disturbance that change requires me to adjust to. Even then, the prospect of looking back on a time where things were going swimmingly and desperately wanting to feel that again is really deflating. Something as simple as waking up not feeling the same as the day before with an overall sense of equilibrium can really throw me off. Not just for a few hours, it will throw me off for days, if not more. Other times it could be having to reassess my route going somewhere (TFL, you are such a bitch) and often a single sentence someone may say to me that doesn't sit well.

How does this relate to this weeks look? Well, this trans-seasonal weather is all about adjusting. Even picking outfits with the weather change majorly stresses me out. Plus, shooting them are a logistical battlefield. Shifting between comfort and looking très cool means lugging around a various assortment of shoes and accessories just to adapt to the location and create my overall desired look. Ive gone for bold and adaptable - An on trend patent trench, light enough to not make me burn up and protects me from the rain! A block stripe sweater which adds a little colour to the stark black of the trench plus warmth if it gets cold, THREE pairs of shoes and the most comfortable baggy ripped boyfriend jeans on the planet. I definitely feel like this outfit says “excuse me London, I AM adjusting to your weather” and the heels add my take on the whole looking “fashuuun” given it’s LFW. I can mould this look in multiple ways. If only all my outfits were like this!


Shop the Look -

  1. Patent Trench, Alexa Chung for M&S, Similar here

  2. Colour Block Knit Sweater, H&M

  3. Ripped Boyfriend Jeans, J Brand, Similar here

  4. Pointed Perspex/Suede Heels, Gianvito Rossi, Similar here

  5. Suede Ankle Boots, Topshop

  6. Sunglasses, Dior

  7. Trainers, Axel Arigato

  8. Bag, Gucci, Similar here

Photography by Hayley Ku’unani - @thoualone