The school run is a stressful time of day for the working mum, juggling getting the children to school on time as well as being ready to start work. With so many women seeing the playground as a fashion parade how do you find a way to be on time for everything, look great and remain comfortable?
When dressing for the school run it is not necessary to spend hours putting on make-up, heels and having a blow-dry, you can still work the “yummy mummy” look by sticking to a more stylish yet comfortable look.
If you work in a relatively casual office environment key looks for the school run are jeans and clever layering with t-shirts and vests. Although this is a relatively low-key outfit when you pick the right layers you can make a great impression at work or school. A long layered vest as a starting point covered by a loose fitting button tee combined with a cashmere cardi or fine knit wrap is great and if a t-shirt is not smart enough for work then simply wear a classic shirt or linen blouse to create under-stated style.
If you work in a more formal environment consider some classic cut jersey dresses. Look for trapeze shapes and clever shifts that are loose fitting yet elegant and stylish. So easy to wear just team with tights and ballet pumps or gladiator sandals and espadrilles.
Accessorising does not have to be difficult, a soft cashmere gauze scarf and subtle gold jewellery is all that you need to add a twist to your outfit. Flat pumps are great for dropping the kids off and you can always leave a pair of heels in the car for an important engagement.
For a great range of clothes that are suitable for the school run and any other occasion go to Me&Em. They offer comfortable, practical clothing in quality fabrics that ensure you are always able to look good in any situations. Go to meandem for more information.
For a great range of clothes that are suitable for the school run and any other occasion go to ME&EM. They offer chic clothing in quality fabric that will ensure you are always comfortable and able to look good in any situation. Go to meandem for more information.
Fiona Muller is a trained textile designer and has written a textile thesaurus. She is interested in fashion including loungewear, school run chic and how it can work for anyone regardless of age, size or race.