Shopping for my daughter’s outfits has inspired me to be a bit more playful with the things I wear. Like my Adidas for Stella McCartney trainers (pictured) or wearing some of spring’s bright colours.
Another bargain buy is a ‘birdy’ top bought in Gap during the sale for £10. It’s made of silk and is both cool and warm, and of course washable, and it’s got a cute sparrow print.
How to dress like a mummy without looking (too) mumsy
Rule one: wear layers
You can go from being freezing cold in the park to sweating it out running after your little one at playgroup. I wear a long sleeve t-shirt underneath a short sleeved one and change when I get indoors. I’ve also been known to wear two coats, my smart Jigsaw one over a warmer Oasis one.t
Rule two: do colours but sparingly
Children’s clothing is bright, and its tempting to wear a rainbow yourself. Instead go for one brightly coloured item, like jeans and wear your more subdued stuff to neutralise it!
Rule three: trendy trainers are a great standby
Post epidural my back has been prone to the odd twinge, so I avoid high except for very special occasions. Hence my best buy of the last few months, the Adidas trainers pictured.
Rule four: have a good coat
My Jesire trench always smartens up an outfit and it only cost £10 from our local British Heart Foundation charity shop.