How to make a midi skirt work for… work | V. I. BABYMAMAS

 How to make a midi skirt work for... work!
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After a year and a half of being a stay at home mum I’m heading back into an office. As much as I’m excited to be heading back to the 9-5 – there is a part of me that thinks ‘how the hell am I going to do it – that is be a working mum?’ and another part of me that thinks ‘what the hell am I going to wear?’

I figured I would answer the question I can answer.

As it was after a quick scan of my wardrobe (and a massive trying on session) I realised months of ‘mama’ friendly clothes meant I had forgotten what I actually had hanging up in said wardrobe.

I was excited to find I had some great midi skirts in there (a Reiss pleated one, an Autograph leather one and a Anthropologie printed style) –  and as midi’s are hot news this season I figured I would start with these.

A few new updates and they will be office fashion friendly in no time.

As for how am I going to do it all. Working mums – please spill? How on earth do you get yourself, your kid(s) dressed and out the house on time, work all day, keep on top of the household duties and still manage to look fab? Seriously working mums – you rock.

Answers on a postcard before my start date please!!!

Why midi’s work…

Midi’s are chic, elegant and pretty darn cool for work – whereas minis can be inappropriate in some working environments and maxis not the easiest length to do the daily commute in. The midi looks polished and neat even with a simple tee.

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 Black textured jersey £38 Topshop

PU colour block £45 Miss Selfridge

Red flared £35.99 Zara

Powder pink full £34.99 H&M

Orange lace £60 Topshop

Stripe £125 Whistles

Floral from £55 Oasis

Lime full cotton £35 ASOS

This season…

The rules are simple – choose a full or pencil style in a great fabric and ensure its sits just above mid-calf (rather than the somewhat unflattering calf length). Choose a solid bright, a muted neutral or a bold floral and team with a sweat, tee or fine knit in GREY. This is what will bring them bang up to date.

Finish with…

A statement necklace and some ‘notice me’ shoes. And, you’re good to go! (fingers crossed I will be too!)

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Grey tops:

Jumper £46 Topshop

Tee £18 Monsoon

Shell top £49.50 Autograph at Marks and Spencer

Sweatshirt £24.99 H&M

 Necklaces:

Turquoise £32 Oliver Bonas

Blue and gold £18 Debenhams

Fuchsia £19.99 Zara

Chain £17.95 What’s About Town

 Shoes:

Heels £65 Office

Sandals £30 ASOS

Wedges £52 Topshop

Flats £58.65 Boden

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1 Comment

  1. June 7, 2014 / 10:29 am

    Good luck with getting back to work, it will seem strange and full on at the start but you'll soon get back into it and a routine which works for you all. You are going to look gorgeous with this wardrobe too. I can get into a mum uniform day to day with tea dresses and tights or a more sporty vibe to encourage me to exercise at some point but I work from home and always dress up for London meetings etc. Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday

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