I can’t deny that my approach to fashion has definitely shifted since having a baby.
I recently shared a snapshot of my typical mum uniform and it really got me thinking about my new sense of style.
The best way to describe my look at the moment is ‘comfort meets classic’. I prefer relaxed tops with room for breastfeeding. I like to match them with slim-cut jeans or fitted pants, ideal for the cool autumn weather. Closed-in shoes like boots or street shoes are also perfect for the season and my current lifestyle.
Besides my multitude of stripes that I will never not love, I am gravitating towards a more neutral colour palette so accessories like scarves and jackets can be added effortlessly, saving me precious time in the morning.
I haven’t quite perfected my new look but here are just a few of my favourite pieces to mix and match:
Bra: Bonds maternity bras
You cannot go past Bonds for comfortable and fun maternity bras. The building block of every outfit for me at the moment, I love the colourful Wirefree Crops and the Contour Bra for a little extra lift.
I have always been addicted to stripes and now I am a mum the only thing that has changed is that I get to dress my son in stripes as well! I have three perfect striped tops from Just Jeans and a gorgeous number from PopBasic that I rocked before I was pregnant and can still wear now with a singlet underneath for feeding.
This on-trend over-sized jumper is super cosy, making it perfect for the cooler months. I love the blush colour and the lace-up detail makes it more interesting than your typical winter knit.
Pants: Cotton On chinos
These classic chinos are amazing. In fact, they are so amazing I now own three variations! I have the light weight chino in khaki and the cuffed chino in black with zippers and in a gunmetal grey. They go with so many different tops in my wardrobe and are the perfect pair of pants to just throw on and go!
I’ve owned these tan Joanne Mercer boots for two seasons now and they continue to offer a very comfortable heel that can easily transition from day to night. My Rubi sneakers are a new purchase because I was keen to dip my toe into the white sneakers trend wit with an affordable first option. And I am definitely a fan!
From the moment I first put this bomber jacket on I was obsessed! It is the perfect fit, a great colour and nice and warm for this cool climate. I wear it with activewear on my morning walks with my baby in his pram, over jeans and a long sleeved top to the football, and as an extra layer of warmth over a dress on a night out.
Dresses: Trenery button-up dress
Trying to find a breastfeeding-friendly dress that doesn’t make you look like a blob is tough! I ended up choosing non-maternity dresses with options like a button-up front. I particularly love this cotton Trenery number for its classic cut and hint of stripes.
Instagram has a lot to answer for! Thanks to this addictive app I have discovered some of the best new brands and one that I instantly fell in love with was Feather and Noise. The clothes are fun and colourful but still quite versatile, like this beautiful Burgundy skirt. For the cooler months, I plan on wearing this gorgeous number with tights, ankle boots and a big woollen coat for a mixture of colours and textures.
How would you describe your current style or look? What are your favourite pieces?