I used to love getting dressed up and looking my best every day. Before having the kids, I would spend at least an hour in front of the mirror every morning. Now, I’m lucky if I get ten minutes. By the time I’ve rolled out of bed and got the kids ready for school, I’m usually running around at the last minute trying to find something to pull on.
Before children, choosing an outfit for the day meant taking a few things out of the wardrobe, and putting different items together to see what looked good. These days, I grab the first thing I can find. If it’s clean, it works for me. Some days I’m in such a hurry to get going that I end up completely mismatched. I may have left the house one morning in tracksuit bottoms and Ugg boots, but the less we say about that the better.
I’ve become conscious that I’m wearing the same two or three outfits every day, and I’m desperately in need of a bit of a wardrobe update. When looking for clothes to wear for the school run, I need to find something comfortable and practical, but I also want to look stylish too. I want a wardrobe that is easy to wear, doesn’t need too much styling (who has time for that in the morning?) and can be mixed and matched. And I want to find all of this on a budget.
I’ve picked out a few things from the Vero Moda range at M and M Direct that I think perfectly suit my brief. Stylish but practical, and in colours I love too. I’ve put together a few items that I think would look perfect for the school run.
School Run Style Wishlist
- White Lace Cami Top – £9.99 Newlook
- Black Waterfall Jacket – £24.99 M and M Direct
- Black Skull Wrap Bracelet – £21.99 Victoria Emerson
- Grey Calf Length Dress – £12.99 M and M Direct
- Vans Classic Black Slip On Shoes – £47 Vans
- Oversized Top in Dark Red – £12.99 M and M Direct
- Black Ankle Boots – £24.99 H&M
- Dark Denim Jeans – £19.99 M and M Direct
What do you think of my wish list, would you wear it on the school run? What is your ultimate comfortable school run outfit? Let me know in the comments below!
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