As the end of summer approaches and a new month on the horizon where school runs will once again occupy my week days I need to have a wardrobe suitable for hectic mornings and mad dashes to get the school run done on time. With 2 demanding kids to get fed, washed and clothed in the morning ready to head out to school to get there on time my own needs and 'look' often gets neglected.
Gone are the days that I bother to get glammed up before setting foot outside of the house. My hair is commonly styled in a messy bun or quick plait – living up to stereotypical messy mum hair – and I don't have the time or inclination to be fussed with doing my make-up.
Whilst I go for a low maintenance look nowadays I still try to make an effort with my outfit and like to look good for the school run and the rest of the day.....no school runs done in PJ's here. To help make getting ready in the morning quick, easy and hassle free I find having a few key wardrobe essentials that can be dressed up or down, and worn with a variety of clothes and accessories the way to go. Also getting my outfit ready the night before helps as I can simply grab and go in the morning rather than stress out on what looks good.
My favourite wardrobe essentials are jeans. They are great for both a casual and glam look when worn with different tops, jackets and accessories. They are hard wearing which is a must-have for a busy mum who is always on the go and playing with her little ones, whilst being comfortable to wear. I also love how good jeans look too.
My favourite jeans are J Brand jeans from Trilogy Stores. Here are my current must-haves (lust-haves) -
J Brand Houlihan in Caledon – J Brand Sadey Slim Straight in Old Rose – J Brand 485 Jean in Eclipse
What are your wardrobe essentials?
Do you have any tips on how to look good when you've got limited time in the morning?