As a Mum, when do you have time to agonise over carefully co-ordinated outfits (we sure don’t)? Usually, you have about five minutes to jump into some clothes and drag a brush through your hair, before you have to rush out the front door – dragging the children behind you – for the school run or a day out to the safari park for example. But, it is possible to look chic and together (even on the worst days) if you have a simple but fashionable wardrobe plan. Here’s a sample of what you’ll need:
Button down Shirt
Yes, a white shirt isn’t always the best colour to wear practically, but it does pretty much go with anything you can think of – it also makes you look very clean cut and smart, even when paired with a simple pair of jeans.
By all means, choose a variety of button down shirts in all the colours of the rainbow, but that will mean more thinking and less organising. Choose a shirt that stretches, so it fits nicely to your silhouette. Just remember to invest in a load of white bras too!
Again, jeans go with just about anything, so pick several pairs that fit you exceptionally well and comfortably. They will be your new best friends. Here’s a guide for choosing jeans that suit your body shape. Jeans can be used for the poshest events, if you match them with a pretty top, or can be as casual as you like.
The power of the blazer is certainly underestimated. You can find a whole host of stylish blazers in all sorts of colours and patterns. It has the great advantage of keeping you warm and accentuating your figure – it’s both slimming and sculpting. Blazers complement most things, from leggings to dresses.
Most mums are on their feet all day long, so you’ll need boots that are made for walking and suitable for the climate. You can buy fantastic quality shoes from shops like Hush Puppies and Clarks. Ditch the heel and go for flats or ankle boots, otherwise you could end up with extremely sore feet.
One quick way to glam up your ensemble is to chuck on some accessories. A simple pair of costume earrings is inexpensive and easy to throw on, when you’re rushing out the front door, but keeping your jewellery box stocked with baubles can mean you have a bit of extra sparkle, when you’re dropping off your kids at the school gates.
Nothing fancy. But Mums need a simple dress that can be dressed up or down, depending on the situation. A versatile dress can be anything from a wrap-around to a maxi, but choose one or two that you can mix and match with a variety of accessories. Remember to opt for shapes and patterns that will flatter your figure. For a practical option, pick a gorgeous tunic and match with leggings and flat shoes.
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