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What To Wear On A Delicious Windy Day

I don’t hate windy weather. I used to… when I was a teacher. Wind makes kids go feral and weirdly emotional. Students I had never seen cry would burst into tears for no reason and students that usually had all the energy in the world would be falling asleep at their desk. Call it old wives bullshit but wind does weird stuff to anyone under the age of 18. Not me though, it makes me feel sprightly and alive. Which is good because I live in a very, very windy city. I’m also not fussy about my hair – the more wind in it the better! I also love how the wind makes my cheeks all flushed and healthy looking. It also makes tea taste better don’t you think?

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Dress from Metalicus – I bought this dress about 8 years ago and it cost me a fortune but it’s just about the best thing I’ve ever bought. It’s so comfortable, I’ve worn it for years. I beg Metalicus to re-make this dress every few years and I’m doing it again. Metalicus – if you’re listening – please re-make this dress. So many people want to buy it and it’s awesome. If you build it, they will come.

Waist tie from another Metalicus dress

Clogs from Funkis

Wrap cardigan from Zhai 

Crochet Kravitz Scarf made by me – Join Crochet Coach to make your own! For real, this pattern is super quick and super easy. I’ll have you crocheting it this weekend. Promise.

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And a cheeky side shot because people keep asking for them. 21 weeks pregnant – I don’t know where my little queen is hiding but she’s in there somewhere and apparently the size of an endive lettuce. Sure…

How to dress for a windy day…

Keep your hemline low

I’m a massive fan of maxi dresses in colder seasons. I just pop some merino tights on underneath and cropped cardigan over the top and I’m toasty as fuck. I can wear quite lightweight dresses but still be warm if I layer enough underneath them. There’s also little chance of the wind flicking a maxi dress all the way over your head. I mean I’m sure it happens and if it does, it will be freaking hilarious so just embrace that moment of rare comedy gold.

Keep short dresses heavy and/or fitted 

I’m not weird about the wind blowing my skirt up because I don’t want people to see my undies but it’s just annoying more than anything. I avoid floaty, short dresses on windy days because walking around with my arms pinned to my sides to stop my dress flying over my head is super annoying. I have some fitted and heavier drape dresses that are perfect for windy days.

Just wear pants 

This is not an option for me because I’m not a huge pants wearer but for the rest of the population who don’t have mutant torsos, go pants man! Tucked into leather boots. Nail that rich old lady who lives in the country on a ‘property’ look.

This outfit was worn for a super quick coffee run this morning and a busy day of client work. Looking forward to a chill weekend, the last few have been bananas. I have a lot of work to do this weekend but will take some time to go for walks and do some lovely things too.

What’s your favourite thing to wear on a windy day? And what are your weekend plans?

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  1. AJW 5 years ago

    Gah – I heard that Metalicus has gone into voluntary administration! I could be wrong, but it seems to be a sign of the times these days…………..

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      Carly Jacobs 5 years ago

      Oh no! I didn’t hear that – I know they recently did a big brand and targeted much younger consumers pissing off a lot of their long time followers – their website is down ATM but I wasn’t sure what they meant. There’s a Metalicus store in the city in Melbourne – might stop by there and see if it’s still open! Or bag some bargains at the very least.

  2. Missy D 5 years ago

    Love this dress. 🙂

  3. breezyme 4 years ago

    Normally I HATE breezy to down right very windy weather. But, seeing certain friends whom seem to love & enjoy a good stiff strong wind while wearing long fluid curtains below the waistline with very loose tops barely tucked in made me curious. I for one like the long skirts. It is the roomiest, coolest and by far the most comfortable garment on the planet versus pants. They offer so much more freedom of movement. Absolutely awesome to wear indoors. But in breezy to windy conditions outdoors makes the long skirt more magical. They can be the coolest garment to wear if the fabric is light in weight with a fluid quality. But when the wind “plays” with the fabrics, it brings out the silky soft and/or silky smooth feel of the fabric far more so then just going for a long walk. China silk (aka habotia) is absolutely heavenly with the wind at my side. Some fabrics rustle and pop with envy in stronger winds. It makes me feel like an angel in flight, making me feel so liberated.

    If only I had someone whom I can share the experience with.

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