|That’s me not Miranda Kerr – easy mistake!|
There has been a lot of talk about the so called ‘mama uniform’ of late – this being the outfit every mama seems to adopt once your baby arrives and you start heading out for the first time.
The uniform consist of jeans, a striped top, converse trainers and a Parka. And, I have to admit it’s a look I have been sporting since Miss Marnie was born…
One because it’s comfortable and two because it’s easy.
Yes, there I said it it’s easy!
When you’re trying to get out the door with a new baby, pram, baby bag etc. – the last thing you need to worry about is what you’re going to wear in those early maternity days. So, yes this ‘uniform’ becomes your look and before you know it you haven’t worn anything else in months.
…if like me you love clothes this can become a little dull – and totally zaps your fashion mojo.
HELLO mamas it’s time for an update!
A few statement pieces are all your need to put you back on the fashion map rather than the play mat!
One stylish mama I admire is Australian model Miranda Kerr. She makes mama dressing cool and always looks effortless when snapped out with her 3-year old son Flynn.
As the face of the new H&M Spring campaign I think some of her looks make perfect ‘mama uniform updates’. Think of them in terms of ‘staples’ to update and refresh your existing pieces – it’ll give you a whole new look and a whole new lease of fashion (after baby) life!
These sweatpants are super glam and a far cry from black leggings. They look great like this with a tee and jacket – but would look equally great with a loose white shirt, a chunky longline knit or even your trusty Breton.
Can’t do heels? Then try some slip on pumps – but be sure to keep the top glam (with a simple necklace/sunglasses) to avoid looking like you’re heading to the gym.
A COLLARLESS WHITE SHIRT
Ok, I admit not a new one but a white shirt is a classic for a reason – it always works.
This season go collar-less and loose, roll up the sleeves and pair with your jeans, faux leather leggings or why not add a floppy little skirt in a bright colour like Miranda here? It will sure get you noticed on the school run… and you can always add your converse for a dressed down look.
A GREY TEE
Move over stripes – there a new tee in town. Grey is no longer seen as a dull addition to your wardrobe – stylish, simple and oh so elegant in a ‘I just threw this together’ kind of way.
For day this ‘slub jersey tee’ looks great with skirts, jeans and trousers and for a posher do (i.e date night) throw over a blazer and add a statement necklace and you’re good to go (as long as the babysitters booked!)
What do you think? Is it time for a ‘mama uniform’ update? I’d love to know what all you modern mama’s are wearing…