Winter is such a great time for fashion, there are layers and textures and everything is happily tucked away from the elements, sigh. Life’s good. Spring, on the other hand, is a GREAT time for life, the sun is out but it’s not trying to kill you, you can still avoid shaving your legs for the most part and the days just feel lighter. But sometimes it can be hard to switch gears on the winter-mum-uniform. I’m guessing some of you need some wardrobe updates? And I’m guessing you want said updates to be funky, comfortable and easy to chuck on as you’re yelling, “drink bottles guys, COME ON!”
Here are my top pics to take you from P.J’s to sorted in 5 minutes.
The Casual Dress
Every mum wardrobe needs a casual dress that can have you entirely dressed in thirty seconds. Something neutral that can be styled in a bunch of different ways (re. worn with whatever shoes are sitting next to the front door) is perfect. I suggest you go for an item that’s versatile. Both this striped Decjuba dress (left) and this Khaki Remi Dress (right) can be paired with a kimono and sandals for a feminine look, sneakers and a denim jacket for a fresh street vibe or simply with slides and a topknot for minimal effort style.
Not everyone is as keen as I am to rock a jumpsuit. And I get it, they can be tricky and you need to pee topless in them. BUT if you can get on board with a jumpsuit, and I SO do love one (or five) they will change your life. As easy to chuck on as a dress, but toddler wrangling friendly – what’s not to love? This one from Feather & Noise (left) is one of my favourite cuts, it’s super flattering on the arms and you don’t need to worry about what sort of bra you’re wearing. Easy street. This Hurley Jumpsuit (right) is also all sorts of cool if you’re looking for something a bit edgier.
The Saddle Hem Tee
Now I’m a huge fan of all the retro tee’s that are floating around right now, but the cut just doesn’t work for me, you kind of need to be a certain shape to work them. The necklines are too high, the arms are too short and the bottom hem feels harsh, you know what I mean? A good quality saddle hem is much more flattering on most people and easier to wear in so many ways. They are generally long enough at the back to wear with legging and other shape-see-through pants but if you’re pairing them with denim, you can tuck them at the front to get that funky draped look. This Luxe boyfriend tee (left) is my absolute fave right now. I also have my eye on this Girl Gang Tee (right).
Seven years ago when I was pregnant with my first baby, the only bra that didn’t have underwire was a nursing bra. True story. Now there are bralettes everywhere and it’s awesome news for mums who are still feeding, have quit underwire or who just enjoy wearing oversized clothing whilst bending over. If you want to go fancy and like some good coverage, I recommend this one by Fabric (left) but I’m currently lusting over this Sport Fox Bodice (right.) Yes, I know, it’s not cheap. But it’s gorgeous.
Have you ever heard of the rule of three? There are a few different meanings but in fashion it basically means, put three items in your outfit and it will be elevated. So if you’re wearing denim shorts and a singlet, just add a belt, a scarf, some statement jewellery or my fave item; the kimono and you’ll look significantly more stylish. Chucking on a colourful kimono over a basic outfit is the EASIEST style hack you can do, plus it keeps the sun off your shoulders so that’s a win. I love the Danielle Kimono Jacket because it has a bit of a structured cut but also, I have so many patterned harem pants that I also like to keep a plain one on hand, like the Ursula Kimono.
Featured image by Decjuba.
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