My everyday Mummy uniform x

 

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 no 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 as 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 an 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 there 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

Wanderers & Co

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  1. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    February 17, 2018 / 7:33 am

    Stunning photos as always! In our house it's my husband who walks in the snow with shoes he bought from Selfridges!! I love your chunky jumper, you look beautiful in it xx

    • Mummy Style
      February 18, 2018 / 1:24 pm

      Haha, a man after my own “inappropriate shoes for the weather” heart, haha. However thankfully mine are high street and not Selfridges. Thanks for the compliments and commenting xxx

  2. Tash @BoundForSomewhere
    February 17, 2018 / 9:36 am

    Oh my goodness, I am so in love with your oversized knitted jumper! I want one!

  3. Claire @ the ladybird's adventures
    February 17, 2018 / 9:42 am

    I love that jumper. Beautiful photos.

  4. Sumayya
    February 17, 2018 / 1:37 pm

    At the moment its summer here in South Africa. The days are very hot. My everyday mummy uniform when im in the house is a indian throw over dress called a Sameera or Kaftan. They come in different materials and patterns and designs so sometimes it looks like you're wearing a fancy outfit but its acually something South African Indians just wear in the home and not out of the home. Anyways i wear that with absolutely nothing but my underwear underneath or my pjs under depending how hot it is that day. When i leave my home I wear the Islamic black dress(cloak) and head scarf and face veil (Niqab).

    • Mummy Style
      February 18, 2018 / 1:31 pm

      I love the sound of your Mummy Uniform. I love how you get to play with colour at home which represents the climate and I can imagine the prints are beautiful. Then you have your traditional cloak and Niqab which is reflective of your culture, but also your everyday Mummy Uniform. Love it. Thanks for sharing. I’ve been two South Africa a few times with work and you have your work cut out with the heat x

  5. Aleena
    February 17, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    I am literally living in my oversized jumpers right now, and I think I'll be quite sad when they have to be packed away for the Summer… like saying goodbye to the friend you're most comfortable with… Your images are gorgeous btw xx

    • Mummy Style
      February 18, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      Oh you are so right, it will be like saying goodbye to a best friend. We need a jumper alternative for spring. I know, oversized shirts :0)… Meet my new best friend, my husbands Oxford shirt, haha. Thanks for the lovely photo compliment and commenting x

  6. Jo
    February 17, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    I’m all over jumpers/a Breton stripe and jeans…but I’m terrible for reverting straight back to the slouchy leisure wear (*ahem* pjs) as soon as I’m home for the day and know I don’t have to head out again.x

    • Mummy Style
      February 18, 2018 / 1:34 pm

      The best part of my day, is putting my pjs on. It means I don’t have to rush out for the nursery run, pop the shops for baby milk (this happens all the time) or for a billion chores. Like you I love a Breton stripe, just on my Pj top :0) x

  7. Emma T
    February 17, 2018 / 10:07 pm

    Gorgeous photos. I'm a jeans person too but bootcut or straight (I don't have the hips, calves or thighs for slimmer fits

    • Mummy Style
      February 18, 2018 / 1:36 pm

      You’ve just summed up Mummy Style right there. You know what jeans suit you and work for your shape. Bravo xxx

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