Before I embrace a new fashion season and start to navigate my way around the new trends, I wanted to get back to basics. Having recently invigorated my love of fashion and experimenting with new looks to suit my body, I still have a day to day Mummy uniform. It’s my go-to look, that suits my lifestyle and works for me whilst looking after my boys. Plus, for me, it’s the easiest way to get dressed in the morning, pulled together, without having to try too hard.
Body wise, I am at my most self-aware, predominately due to the mirror positioning in our bathroom. My shower time now gives me the opportunity to see how my body has changed and rather than shy away, I’m intrigued by how motherhood has evolved my shape. When it comes to investing or building an essentials wardrobe, it’s important that you collaborate with your body, to ensure you both look and feel confident. So individual pieces have to feel like a second skin and compliment my new womanly curves.
As I write this, it is snowing outside and the temperature is flirting around the 2degree mark, therefore spring dresses and trench styling is still a flowered bud away. So I find myself reworking my winter staples and injecting colour into my day to day uniform. Knitwear for the past few season’s has upped its game and we now have more to play with than just the humble crew neck or polo.
When it comes to an oversized knit, there is something undeniably warm and fuzzy about a jumper, which fits my mood perfectly. Whether I’m battling the elements or Henry’s toddler tantrums, my statement chunky knit cocoons me and leaves me feeling reassured. This nude pink style by H&M offers a fresh perspective on my current woolly jumpers. The tone feels new for spring and the attention to detail in the cable design has re-energized this wardrobe staple.
It’s hardly any surprise to those of you who may follow my Instagram, that my next go to wardrobe staple, is denim. & for the first time in as long as I can remember, they are not of the skinny variety. These Next slim leg jeans offer the perfect canvas, to my relaxed look. They are as familiar in feeling like a conversation with my best friend and they are as comfortable as my loungewear (posh for pjs). They are nothing revolutionary, but then basics shouldn’t need to be reinvented every season. Find your perfect pair and they will never let you down.
Now when it comes to footwear, I wish I had a rule book, that I could adhere too. I love inappropriate weather flats, from delicate fabrics or adornment or two. My nursery run (in the rain) is usually in a nude pink suede flat or a ballet slipper only meant for a studio. I have ruined so many beautiful shoes, having worn them in the rain, snow, mud, but I can’t help it. They uplift my spirit and if I was ever to say I had a signature look, then overly worn and loved ballet slippers, would be it.
My husband is continuously horrified by my disregard for my shoes, so he has pushed me in the direction of trainers. I will admit they serve a purpose for a quick pram dash to the shops, but I never feel pretty in them. But one thing that I have embraced, that embodies a sporty element, is the running legging. An upgrade to my usual black leggings, they feel more substantial and along with my trainers, give the suggestion I’m off to the gym. Which is never a bad thing.
What is your go-to Mummy Uniform? x
Images by Marta Drozdziel