Last week, I was invited to participate in a little hashtag challenge on Instagram #mumfashionmonday by the lovely blogger @lauraslittleloves.
I teamed up with 5 other local mums to share our daily outfits worn over a week.I have added the link to their blogs at the end of this post.
The purpose of the hashtag is to encourage other mums to join in and share their own mum style using the hashtag, and then we will share a few of our favourites on our Insta stories on Mondays throughout February.
The other mums taking part are still in the earlier stages of motherhood, so for me I’m looking at it from a more mature perspective. My children are fairly grown up and I no longer need to dress for practical purposes! It’s nice to be able to wear what you like and not have to worry about toddler messes!!
As a full time nurse, I spend almost half my week in my uniform, so when I am not working I really appreciate my clothes more than maybe the average person who wears ‘ordinary’ clothes daily! I do not consider myself in any way a fashion or style blogger but I have always had an interest in style which I guess I inherited from my own mum!
What Are Your Go To Items In Your Wardrobe?
Definitely skinny jeans which I live in 90% of the time in winter anyway! Also you can never go wrong with a Breton top. My black leather biker jacket is timeless and it can be worn all year round with different styles of outfits, it’s probably my favourite item in my wardrobe.
My favourite season for clothes is definitely summer, I love culottes, t shirts, and summer dresses always teamed with sandals. I could happily live in flip flops!
I am also the queen of jumpsuits! They can be very flattering and hide a multitude of sins!! I especially love to wear them on a night out when you can accessorise them with jewellery, a good bag and shoes.
Describe Your Style
Classic pieces with a modern edge. I love key pieces that I can wear year after year like a timeless, good quality coat or boots.I would say I have a bit of a boho vibe especially in the summer when I can really go to town!
What’s Your Favourite Clothes Shops?
I love Topshop, River Island and New Look. I particularly like Oasis and Warehouse for staple pieces like basic tshirts. My jeans are almost always from Oasis as I find the cut and fit perfect for me plus they are so comfortable and wear really well. I’ve been most impressed with Marks and Spencer over the last few seasons, I feel they’ve really upped their game!
Where Do You Find Your Style Inspiration?
Before Instagram came along, I loved browsing through women’s fashion magazines for inspiration and I still try to do this. I follow a lot of style bloggers but I like to think that at this stage in my life I know my own style and what suits and doesn’t suit me.
My all time style inspiration has always been Kate Moss, I just love her effortless boho style!
Have You Any Fashion Tips?
Dress for you, not for anyone else! you don’t have to follow all the trends; enjoy your own style; dress for comfort and practicality too especially if you’re a new mum!
My Week In Outfits
Disclaimer: due to working 12 hour shifts and a bout of flu at the end of the week, I was unable to capture my daily style for the entire week but I have posted what I did manage to get!
Shirt: Topshop (sale bargain) !!
I purchase most of my gym gear from TKMaxx, this top is from Primark’s new range in collaboration with Alice Liveing which is fab!
Breton top: Boden
Click on these fab accounts of the other mums who joined in:
And feel free to join in with the hashtag #mumfashionmonday on Instagram.We will pick our favourites each week in February!
Thanks for reading