Like many other Mums I often find myself wearing the same thing on repeat. Whilst this generally means I’m comfortable, it is sometimes nice to mix things up and look for inspiration elsewhere.
Over the coming months, I’m going to be doing just that. In a new series aptly named – #MamaUniform – I’m going to be seeking revelations from other Mum’s. Finding out what their ‘go-to’ items are and gathering their top tips for putting together practical wardrobes.
Personally, I still follow the capsule wardrobe approach. Many of my clothes that featured this time last year, don’t actually fit me anymore after my weight loss challenge. So an update is pretty timely.
Although I am certainly NOT a catwalk queen – I still think it’s fun to look at the Seasonal trends and consider whether or not they could be incorporated into my capsule.
Vogue has spoken…
Spring/Summer 2017 takes fashion back to the drawing board, re-defining a confident look with exaggerated lines, metallic effects, graphic prints on new-generation trenches and bright candy pink and sunshine yellow.
Upon further investigation into Vogue’s piece, I’m pretty certain that I prefer some trends more than others.
Whilst ‘Underwear as outerwear’ amuses me no end… I’m not convinced that it will take off.
That said, I would be throughly entertained if anyone wants to adopt the look for the school run. If so – please send photos.
Trends that actually work
Apparently, ‘Leggings are back.’ In my world, they were never away but I’m delighted that I’m now apparently in fashion. Whilst I’m going to stick to my trusty black leggings and will be shunning the velvet and lace. It’s definitely an easy concept to include as part of a Mama Uniform!
I love Joules Harbour tops as I just find that they provide a really flattering fit. They wash well and are super practical to wear. This season Joules is bang on trend with their floral offerings.
Whilst I wouldn’t want to go head to toe in ‘blossom prints’, this is a nice way to acknowledge the trend.
An extra layer in Edinburgh never goes amiss, so the inclusion of a ‘Sports parka’ also wouldn’t go amiss. Vogue informs me that you want ‘dynamic lines and big volume’, so I’d say this would fit the bill well enough.
I’ve spied a few bomber jackets that certainly challenging the ‘Metallic finish’ trend but in my mind, it would date too quickly to be a good investment for a capsule. The easiest way to acknowledge it would be to just accessorise.
Finding costume jewellery is easy enough and I’m never that sad to lose it after wearing it for a season. It languishes in a drawer for a while but can often find a second life in the dressing up box!
Shocking Pink or Sunshine yellow?
It’s fun to include pops of colour at any time of year, but I think pink or yellow would be fantastic for Spring/Summer. Sadly, yellow is really not my colour so I’d personally opt for pink.
I’ve always loved converse so I know I’d get a lot of wear out of them but actually adore the idea of pink jeans.
‘Statement stripes’ are in once more, and although this breton-esque option is a bit of a traditional take – it would work well with the ‘trench coat’ trend.
I’m always worried about looking like Inspector Gadget when wearing a trench. So it’s important to pick one that is a more unusual cut or that can be pimped up with a different belt.
Whilst I put a downer on metallics before – I would say the exception is shoes. I got a great pair of gold ballet flats from LK Bennett years ago – and they do go with everything. Plus, they’re fun. What’s not to like?
Finally, I’m not sure that ‘Origami world’ clothes are really that suitable for Mums. In my house, anything with draping pleats would soon be stuffed with ick. However, it’s nice to nod towards this trend – so I thought I’d include a random Origami esque dinosaur. It would make Thomas say ‘rarrr’ and that’s really cute.
What’s your must-have for Spring/Summer? Would you adopt any of these trends? Let me know over on Facebook!
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