Mum Style - Spring Back Into Style
We’ve all been stuck at home during lockdown, those of you with kids have been focussing hard on homeschooling and maybe you're also juggling a full time job alongside that, whatever you’ve been doing during lockdown focussing on fashion has probably been very low on the list. Comfort and practicality has been the order of the day for all of us.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about self care and how fashion is part of my identity that makes me feel, well like me! Being stuck at home and having no need to think about what I’m wearing has actually affected my sense of wellbeing and those days I make the effort I feel so much happier and productive. Fashion is after-all empowering your own self care.
We don’t have to neglect our wardrobe though, we don’t have to live in clothes that make us feel less of ourselves. Style can be comfortable and practical too, you just need to work out what clothes make you happy.
Now that we have a roadmap of coming out of lockdown, the school run is imminent, and getting back to spending time with our friends and family is getting ever closer, so these last few weeks of lockdown is the perfect time to start afresh, put away those sloppy clothes and find your style again.
I’ve put together some style guides to help you get there, let's start with you lovely mums first as you get to strut yourself on the school run in just a few weeks.
Take a step into mum style fashion! Now mum fashion needs to be practical of course, so I’ve chosen comfortable layering styles that you’ll be happy in and have a little street style to them, elevating the classic hoodie and leggings to something altogether more chic and individual.
Mum Style 1 : This is a great look for on the run mums, super comfy and stylish and so easy to chuck on in a hurry as you dash out the door with kids under your arms!
Mum Style 2: Styling up the classic sweatshirt and jeans is really easy, Breton stripes always look chic and to elevate this look even further wear classic trench coat and sneakers, you'll look like you stepped out of the Metro heading for Paris fashion week.
Pieces Sweatshirt Blue Stripes £30 - not so slouchy sweatshirt, this brings some French chic to an easy to wear casual look, wear with straight legged jeans like these from Blendshe Casual Jeans £44.95. Keeping this on the chic theme Pieces Gtretchin Trench Coat £60 looks great with casual pieces. Roka Paddington Round Backpack £49.95 keeps your essentials safe from the elements. Add a little sparkle with a simple silver necklace of stars £42.99
Gola Bullet Trident Sneakers (coming soon)
Mum Style 3: I really love this look, it's easy to throw on in the morning and you're set for what ever the day may bring especially if you're mixing school runs and meetings up, or managing to squeeze in a cheeky coffee with a friend.
Pieces Shirt Dress £30 - Super cute, stylish and easy to wear just layer over jeans or leggings or go bare legged, whatever you choose you'll feel really feminine in this piece. I love bold stripes and patterns mixed together, just make sure the main colour is carried through as with the coral in this cardigan from Pieces £35. Style it with this Black Colour Elvira crossbody bag and add a little shimmer around the neckline with a gold necklace £44.99, sneakers, boots or sandals, whatever suits your day.
Happy Rainbow sweatshirt £54 - cosy and easy fit for a casual style you can wear it anywhere, style with our relaxed joggers £48.99 and a bright Roka backpack £59.95 that fits all you day essentials and has a special pocket for a small laptop or tablet for working on the go. I always like a bit of jewellery to finish off a look so here I've chosen a rainbow gemstone bracelet £34.99. Gola Harrier Trainers to complete the look (coming soon)
Sugarhill Callie Pink Leopard Print Jumper £55 this one's always so popular, it has a lovely easy fit and is machine washable for an easy life! Wear with our best selling Suzy D joggers £48.99 which can be styled casual with sneakers or elevate the look with smart ankle boots, I've gone for Gola Bullet sneakers and the grey Roka Paddington backpack to tone down the pink adding some simple huggie hoop star earrings £24.99 just to finish off the look.
So there you have it my top 5 mum style outfits to bring you wardrobe joy as we spring into a year of hope. If you want more style tips head over to our Instagram for daily inspo and the latest finds.