When you have kids, the time you have
to spend shopping for you diminishes suddenly and dramatically! The
key to dressing with style, but also with speed and ease, is to have
some foundation items in your wardrobe that you can accessorise with
each new season.
The following are just a few examples
of the kind of essentials that no mom’s wardrobe should be without.
Don’t settle for any old jeans. Shop
around until you find the perfect pair for you, tailored to most suit
the shape of your legs. The darker the denim, the more flattering the
cut will be and the thinner your legs will appear. A great pair of
jeans can be the base for a casual outfit – paired with a T-shirt –
or something for a smarter occasion when worn with a twin set, for
A good coat
For all those times you’ll be in the
park while the kids are running around the playground, you need to be
able to wrap up warm. A thick and cosy winter coat is a real
necessity in a mom’s wardrobe. There are numerous different styles
available from traditional came coat, through to practical puffer
jacket and trendy Superdry
style. It’s not just a winter coat you’ll need either; there are
quite a few months either side of winter when you’ll need an extra
layer to keep the breeze off. A lightweight jacket to see you through
the spring and autumn months is also an essential item.
A great handbag
Moms carry stuff, and lots of it.
Whether you’re in the baby years where you need a diaper change kit
on hand at all times, along with bottles of milk, or if your kids are
a bit older and just need a couple of snacks and a handy pack of
tissues, there’s no question that moms do need a decent-sized bag
to lug everything around with them. Thankfully, big handbags are very
much in fashion at the moment, so you can combine the practicality of
space with any style that you like. A multi-use bag will work as well
at the office as on the days you’re going to the park with kids, or
out for the evening with friends. When something’s that versatile,
it also makes it easier to justify spending more on it!
At the risk of sounding like a mother
from the previous generation, good shoes are important. As a mom,
you’ll be on your feet a lot of the time, and if you can choose
shoes that are comfortable as well as stylish, then your day will be
a happier one. Ballet flats come in such a wide range of styles today
that it’s no problem to find a pair to suit your own signature
style. Knee high boots are also great for the colder months, and can
be paired with so many outfits. Of course, you’ll need some sandals
for the summer, too.
So soft cashmere
Everyone likes to have comforting
clothing, and that’s exactly what you get with a cashmere twin set.
Suitable for almost any occasion, cashmere can be accessorised to
look formal or casual and will give you such a cosy feeling when you
wear it, even though it always looks sophisticated and elegant.
The mom years don’t have to mean that
you lose your style, and with some wardrobe
essentials in place, it’s really easy to maintain your own