After my post on a week of office-appropriate outfits, I was asked by a reader to create one for the stay at home mum, who needs comfortable and practical clothes to deal with kids, mess, cleaning and activities, but who also wants to look and feel stylish.
The looks I’ve created could be worn by anyone who has a casual lifestyle – they are not limited in any way to mother’s!
Of course, there are many different ages and stages with kids, and the newborn time has many different needs than the mother of a 3 or 5-year-old, let alone primary or high school kids.
Given that many women return to work after their kids are in school, I’ll be focussing in this post on the needs of the mother of the under 5-year-old. Feel free to adapt these ideas – many would also be applicable to anyone who lives a more casual lifestyle.
1. A Striped Tee and Denim
Jeans are an easy staple for many women and paired with a striped or Breton tee. You may want to accessorize with a bracelet rather than necklace if your child is all ‘grabby hands’ as I used to call them! Flat and comfortable shoes are a must if you’re pushing a pram or chasing your kids around the park.