How to Inject Some Fashion into Your ‘Mummy’ Outfit

Let’s be honest here – many mums, after having kids, tend to wear fairly similar clothes, day in, day out. Fashion tends to take a back-seat, and instead, the focus is on practical, hard-wearing garments that won’t stain! 

However, there comes a point when mothers feel like reclaiming their style; in a way that doesn’t take hours each morning to achieve. With that in mind, here are a few simple ideas to inject some on-trend appeal into your everyday clothing. 

Working it like a mother

 Swap the jeans. 

Most people have a favourite pair of jeans, which they like to wear every single day without fail. Swapping these trousers for something different (even if it’s just a skinny pair, instead of your usual boyfriend-fit), immediately changes your whole look. 


 Choose something you wouldn’t normally wear. 

Dare to live a little. If you normally shy away from maxi-dresses, invest in a bargain one on eBay and wear it on the school-run one day. It doesn’t even have to be this dramatic. You could just slip on a smart leather jacket, rather than your usual faded denim option. 


 Get a new hair-style. 

It’s the oldest trick in the book, but one of the most effective. A bold new hair-style not only transforms your look; it also makes you re-evaluate your wardrobe. Suddenly, you’ll find that you want to wear different clothes to complement your new hair – and you’re likely to experience a surge in creativity when it comes to your fashion choices. 


 Try out new colours. 

Often, mums tend to pick the same coloured clothes when they go out shopping. Break out of your comfort zone and select an entirely new shade instead. For example, if you often wear black or grey, have a go with a vibrant shade of red or green instead. If you like colourful clothes, you could experiment with something more neutral or monochromatic. Get experimental and see how it goes. 



A single accessory, like a chic leather bag or neck-scarf, can completely transform an outfit. There are loads of ways you can accessorise. An alice band or hair-clip adds immediate interest, or a leather belt. Even your shoes can change your entire look. A pair of grungy doc martens, for example, immediately toughen up that floaty summer skirt. 


 Don’t forget the fragrance. 

You might not be able to see it, but scent is just as important as clothing when it comes to style. The good news is that you don’t have to blow a fortune on a new perfume – sites like Copycat Fragrances have some great ‘inspired by’ versions of designer scents. 


 Swap with friends. 

If several of your friends are feeling the same way about their clothes, a ‘swap shop’ is a wonderful idea. Meet up somewhere, armed with all the garments you no longer wear, then swap them for other people’s unwanted clothing. It’s the perfect way to freshen up your wardrobe without spending a single penny. 




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