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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.
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
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.
A statement necklace and some ‘notice me’ shoes. And, you’re good to go! (fingers crossed I will be too!)
Jumper £46 Topshop
Tee £18 Monsoon
Shell top £49.50 Autograph at Marks and Spencer
Sweatshirt £24.99 H&M
Turquoise £32 Oliver Bonas
Blue and gold £18 Debenhams
Fuchsia £19.99 Zara
Chain £17.95 What’s About Town
Heels £65 Office
Sandals £30 ASOS
Wedges £52 Topshop
Flats £58.65 Boden