Mornings can be tough when you’re a parent. From rushing to get the kids ready for school, trying to prepare them a nutritional breakfast AND packed lunch, and struggling to get a few sips of your morning coffee in at the same time, you’re not left with much time for self maintenance. Dressing fashionably often goes out the window for many parents, and busy schedules mean a uniform of the same old comfy clothes and trainers. If you’re hoping to take a bit more control of your daily wardrobe, check out these top style tips for busy parents.
Find your perfect wardrobe essentials
Every wardrobe needs the essential items that can easily be thrown on on busy days. Shop carefully for the perfect staple items, such as jeans with a flattering fit and high quality t-shirts and knitwear. You’d be surprised how good a t-shirt and jeans combo can look when you put a bit more focus on the quality and design of the items you buy, giving you style without sacrificing comfort.
Mix up your usual clothing
You needn’t change your usual dressing habits to look stylish. Look for your favourite clothing items in alternative designs, such as opting for a cardigan with an interesting detail or pattern. For men, consider shopping for a style you don’t usually try such as a grandad collar shirt paired with jeans for a laid-back ensemble to give your look a quick update while still having a familiar element.
Focus on great footwear
Nobody wants to wear uncomfortable shoes, least of all when you’re running around all day looking after little ones. If you’re bored of your go-to comfy shoes, shop for alternative styles that are also made for everyday wear. Flat ballet pumps, brogues, ankle boots and trainers in a simple black or white shade will look great with every outfit – just make sure you look for shoes made with quality materials to avoid discomfort and ensure they last you many years.
Don’t forget to accessorise
Finally, don’t ever underestimate the power that accessorising has for sprucing up even the most simple of outfits! Make sure you purchase a few patterned scarves, some statement jewellery and bold eye-catching ties that will instantly add some style to your look without any effort. If baby changing bags have officially replaced the trendy handbags you once carried, shop for baby bags with stylish designs for a more fashionable finishing touch for your look.
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