Today on Mummy Style I wanted to talk to you about Wardrobe Icons or New in Must Have Styles. These are the pieces that promise to elevate your everyday essentials, the pieces worth investing in, that promise to have your dancing through autumn winter.
Rather than going for a trend induced overhaul, the change of season should be more about updating your personal style. This is about investing in forever pieces, those essentials that never date and you can constantly fall in love with, year after year.
Today I have collaborated with V by Very, the design-led collection that makes catwalk trends wearable and accessible for Mum’s like us. The three new staples I wanted to talk to you about today are Leopard, The Midi Dress and Checks. They all embody everyday classics in their shapes, however, they promise to refresh your everyday look.
For me, Leopard print is as essential as monochrome prints and oversized knits, it’s not going away for winter. However, there are some of us that still shy away from a Pat Butcher coat, when in fact she embraced the versatility of this print, long before us.
Animal print is a great way to be timeless with your winter style as well as a little adventurous. The trick is to stick to the shapes you know flatter, enhance and make you feel good in your skin. I love a printed dress and would usually gravitate towards a leopard tea dress, black tights and boots, however, it’s weekend wear that my wardrobe is missing the most.
So I opted for this V by Very Animal V Neck Jumper. The jacquard print with contrasting cuffs and hem feels feminine and the v neck front slim lines my bust shape. Teamed with Indigo Skinny Jeans and Buckle Tan Boots, the wild print suddenly feels wearable and comfortable too. This is a look I would feel confident wearing for an outing with my boys and a jumper that I could dress up with a skirt for the very rare evenings out.
The Printed Midi Dress
I love wearing floral prints in winter, they are a welcome change to jeans and jumpers, plus they take the decision making out of getting dressed. The midi length dress I also find flatter’s many heights, as at only 5ft 1″ myself, I don’t feel like it swamps my petite frame.
Winter blooms equally never date, therefore it’s more about finding your perfect garden print and making it your own. The way to wear your midi dress, however, has undergone a style change. Gone are the days of adding a court shoe or boot, the women in my office, for example, are now wearing them with white trainers. Which is turning this formal shape on its head and giving it a casual refresh.
Add a leather biker jacket and you’ve turned an office dress into a weekend favourite. I’m yet to switch up my footwear, however, a boot for me works just as well. As we move into true winter, you can layer your printed dresses over polo necks and lightweight knits, to get the most of out of your florals.
When it comes to the blazer, it has to be one of the hardest-working pieces in any woman’s wardrobe, promising to smarted the most basic of outfits.
If your working life calls for suits and tailoring, the full check suit is a great way to refresh your current wardrobe. As with anything printed, keep everything else simple and allow the heritage print to make the statement.
However if like me your work attire calls for something more towards to casual end, I love the idea of teaming my checks with jeans and a simple tee. Alternatively, autumn is the perfect way to play with colour and adding a rust or ochre knit, gives the blazer a much softer look. As the weather continues to cool, a lightweight knit underneath takes the stress out of wearing a coat when it’s still a little warm.
Here I have added the tan bucket bag to show you that accessories that launched in summer are still relevant in the cooler months.
I would love to know what is your favourite Wardrobe Icon and equally would love to see how you are wearing them this autumn. Please comment below or tag #MyMummyStyle on social media so I can see x