One of the biggest changes to your life as a new mum is your wardrobe. You’ve got to be ready for anything; a spill, a tantrum or an unexpected spew are all in a day’s work.
While practicality and comfort are a must, there’s no need to say goodbye to fashion and sacrifice your personal style, so we’ve put together our top five style investments that will leave you looking anything but mumsy.
A bag that fits it all
There’s no doubt that as a new mum, there’s a helluva lot of stuff you need to carry – from nappies and wet wipes to spare clothes, your iPad and emergency snacks. Livvy + Harry’s range of bags are your carry-all solution to a nappy bag that looks like a handbag. With plenty of pockets, compartments and reinforced straps, you can fit all your and baby’s essentials without sacrificing your style. A neutral shade is the way to go (think grey, tan or black) to ensure you can match it with any outfit for any occasion.
A statement jacket
Don’t worry, we’re not talking about juggling a toddler in a sequined trench coat or suggesting you spend big on a designer blazer, but a good quality jacket is one of the best fashion pieces to invest in as a new mum. Denim is lightweight, wrinkle-proof (seriously, who irons anything anymore?) and can be thrown into the washing machine. Real or faux leather is completely wipe-able to keep you stress free when it comes to spills. Nail casual cool with this classic style from Levi’s or dress it up with NEUW’s new season leather biker jacket.
The perfect all-day shoe
If you’re weighed down like a packhorse with a jam-packed schedule, it might be time to ditch your stilettos and sport a more practical shoe – but don’t stress, practical shoes doesn’t have to be ugly. An Adidas sneaker, statement brogue or chic flatform, will take you from morning to night in comfort and style.
Whoever said tights aren’t pants, clearly wasn’t a mum – tights are versatile, washing machine safe and wrinkle proof, plus they’re hella comfortable! Whether you’re into all black everything or a lover of bright colours and bold patterns, paired with an oversized tee and sneakers or runners and a tank, tights are a must-have in any mum’s workout wardrobe.
Scarves are not only a stylish addition to most outfits, but are a handy way to disguise spills or accidents and can double as a breastfeeding cover. Splash out on a floaty and feminine silk scarf or keep things simple with a neutral style.