The mummy proof wardrobe~Part 1
As I started to write this post, I wondered whether I should just recommend a variety of activewear options and be done with it. You see I’m there with you mumma’s, right there in the trenches. Most days for me involve chasing two crazy toddlers on bikes, up trees and around playgrounds. Activewear makes sense and for a long time this all too often became my option. But while there is a lot of cute activewear options out there, I had to have a serious conversation with myself. I need a reminder that activewear was actually making me lazy (fashion lazy that is). So after much thought, I have come up with a few suggestions on what I have found are the foundations of the ultimate mummy wardrobe.
If you spend most of your days pushing a pram, grocery shopping, play dates and park visits comfortable shoe are an absolute necessity. Pre kids I wasn’t much of a trainer kind of girl,l but they have definitely come a long way in terms of style and variety and I have found ways to wear them both casually and a little dressier if need be. I love to wear a pair of pastel plimsolls with a cute wrap dress or dungarees and for something a little extra, I swap out my plimsols for a platform sneaker or metallic finish with a sleek trouser or pair of jeans. I find this is a great way to dress up an outfit yet I don’t have to compromise on comfort.
Dresses & Skirts
Quite often, many mums avoid dresses and skirts in the early parenting years, but I truly believe these pieces are one of the most practical and flattering wardrobe staples if you get it right. The main thing to consider is the length of the hem and how flattering the shape of the dress is. Gone are the days of the mini skirt (thank goodness) and instead they have been replaced by the midi and maxi. I have found a midi or knee length works best for me in terms of practicality and still allows me plenty of movement without feeling exposed. Skirts can be breastfeeding friendly if teamed with a button up and allow a greater level of versatility.
I still remember not long after I found out I was pregnant with my first son I though A LOT about the nappy bag. You see I had always been a bag person and was especially drawn to large bags (oh how times have changed) so the prospect of choosing a nappy bag was all to exciting to me. Once I had selected said bag that promised to be all I would ever need in the world of baby bags I couldn’t wait to take it out for a spin. What a disappointed it turned out to be. Once my baby became a toddler, I found it impractical and to be honest a pain to lug around. My tip for mumma’s with babies and toddlers or even those doing the school run is this. Choose a cross body bag in a neutral tone(this could be a statement colour/print if your wardrobe is otherwise neutral) that compliments your wardrobe. For me having my hands free is a must and it allows me to carry around all my valuables while also letting a little of my style shine through. For the boys I either have a small backpack with the change or clothes, nappies, snacks and water that I need to carry around but something that can also be put to the side when I need to chase after them.
Leave me a comment and let me know what your mummy wardrobe must haves are? Next week I will be continuing on with Part Two of the Mummy Proof Wardrobe.
Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead!