I've pretty much perfected my version of the 'Mum uniform', which I wear in some kind of variation each day. Let me break it down for you:
- Mid or high rise black stretchy jeans: I'm starting with these first as it should be your first big post-pregnancy purchase. Learn from my mistake and buy a size smaller! Black stretchy jeans are perfect for taking you from day to night. Mid or high-rise so you don't get an unfortunate show of assets when picking up the bub. These are the Rockets in Axel from Citizens of Humanity.
- Cross body bag: Being handsfree is a must with the little one. This cross body satchel from 3.1 Phillip Lim does the trick. Small enough that it doesn't weigh down your shoulder but big enough to fit the essentials.
- Fancy kicks: I walk everywhere so in my mind it's worth investing in some nice sneakers. These Axel Arigato's are pretty spesh. I've also got my eyes on some new Nike Roshe Flyknits.
- Open front jacket with pockets: The pockets are pretty self explanatory (think keys, phone, pacifier, beanie etc) but why the open front you ask? Breast-feeding means open front jackets or button down shirts are just an easier option. This fuzzy plaid is last season Zara (doesn't bother me!).
So you take the above and mix it up with different tee's or scarves & voila! Not so mumsy uniform down pat.
Photos: Randa Salloum