Hat and jeans, Ardene; Necklace, Something Unusual (gift); Scarf, Milk (gift); Sweater, Victoire (gift); Boots, Rocketdog.
The first step I took towards recovering from my sweat pants addiction was to start wearing jeans that felt like sweat pants. The whole reason I was sucked into the stretchy pants black hole was because they are so damned comfortable. But my legs couldn’t be adorned by sweat pants alone and I took steps towards recovering from my addiction.
After some searching, I found my first pair of “feels like sweat pants” jeans, my Seven for All Mankind Dojos (worn here, here, here). They have a very high lycra content so the jeans move with me, just like sweat pants. Almost feels like I’m naked.
I wore those jeans a lot at first. Relied on them as much as I’d originally relied on my sweat pants. But that was forgivable, as it was only my first step towards sweat pants addiction.
This outfit is a modern version of what early recovery Becca would have worn. Comfortable, stylish jeans, flats, a hoodie, a scarf. This outfit has a lot of interest to it, despite its apparent simplicity. The recycled wool of the hoodie, the almost-Doctor’s scarf-ness of the scarf made from old wool sweater sleeves have interesting colours and patterns that fit perfectly with flat cognac ankle boots and skinny jeans. Basic, but not boring.
I have to point out that I’m really glad I didn’t find those velvet skinnies during the beginning stages of Sweat Pants Addiction Recovery (SPAR). That might have set me back years.