Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Wardrobe Essentials for Busy Mums

Undoubtedly, becoming a mum changes your life in many ways. However, one of the things that can most take you by surprise is how quickly fashion drops down the list of priorities.

For mums that have managed to hang on to their sense of style, having to adapt your wardrobe for park trips and play dates is still likely to have taken its toll.

Read on for a selection of wardrobe staples that every mum should have at home.

Gorgeous flats

Trudging through the mud to feed the ducks in heels is a recipe for disaster. To make sure you’re always ready for action, be sure to invest in some pretty pumps.

Great with matte tights, jeans and even trousers, the key is to pick shoes that are gorgeous. You might need them to be functional, but if you can’t bear to wear them then it’s a pointless purchase.

A fab pair of jeans

A must-have for any wardrobe, owning a pair of jeans that offer support in all the right places is vital for mums who might still be fighting post-baby weight. As a general rule, choose dark colours and a slightly flared cut for the most figure-flattering look.

Perfect for day-to-day wear or for dressing up with heels on a night out, the transformative powers of jeans cannot be underestimated.

A little black dress

Perfect teamed with flats or heels, the little black dress is one of the easiest pieces to wear. Wonderfully versatile and ideal for a special dinner on date night – now you just need to find the time to have one!

Casual T-shirts

Essential when you want to create a layered look with jeans, cardigans or jackets, make sure you have a variety of T-shirt colours, cuts and patterns at your disposal. There’s no need to spend a lot of money on these items – diversity is key to ensure you can build your look accordingly. You can keep warm by pairing with a cosy cardigan – check out Edinburgh Woollen Mill’s womenswear for some colourful inspiration – and some comfortable, stylish and practical boots.

A good coat

Depending on the proportions of your figure, finding a ‘wear with everything coat’ can take a little more effort. As a general rule, everyone can wear single-breasted styles and choosing a belted always helps to emphasise your waist.

Try to pick a design that reaches below the hem of an average dress, as this will ensure your coat looks great no matter what you team it with. 

Disclosure: This guest post is brought to you by Edinburgh Woollen Mill