I am sitting here feeling quite scruffy this morning, with a pair of old yoga trousers on, a warm fleece over a Tshirt, thick socks and a bodywarmer over the lot. Keeps me warm! This is the morning kit for today, useful for dealing with the chickens, picking and trimming leeks for soup, and sorting out the laundry. It has also kept me warm whilst I have been doing some coursework.
I wouldn't dream of stepping out of the front door in this get-up though!
I would have to "get dressed" in order to leave the house or garden. I tend to dress this way at home in order to save the clothes that I wear to present myself to the world! It doesn't save much laundering this way, as the clothes still get dirty and need washing, but the point is that the better clothes don't need washing as often, because they are worn less, and so they don't wear out as fast - because I understand that the agitation of the washing machine and the whole laundry cycle probably wears clothes out more than the actual wearing of them!
The girls also do this but in the evenings when they come home from school. They usually change into leggings, jogging bottoms, or even PJs, in the case of the EFG - she has accumulated about 10 pairs of these trousers! I bought her a pair for Christmas with penguins on them, and they are a favourite pair now. All the supermarkets sell them, in cotton mixes for summer and fleece and flannel for winter. The YFG usually wears leggings, and it is an ideal time for her to wear out the older pairs that might sport the odd hole.
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