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Travel and adventure taking, memory and home making, parenting and play shaking, never faking, tales of family life.

A Residence Blog

Travel and adventure taking, memory and home making, parenting and play shaking, never faking, tales of family life.

Confidence-boosting outfits for busy mums

Fashion expert Patti has written today’s post for Alexander Residence. I love this unusual coat and I would like to jump straight into the gold jumper and jeans, what would you pick out?

All Mums know how busy and hectic life can be. Taking children to playgroup,
school and activities, walking the dog, cooking dinner and preparing lunchboxes
and getting all the household chores done can leave even the most energetic Mum
feeling exhausted! Long and busy days spent doing less than glamorous jobs can
leave women feeling less feminine and cause them to lose confidence in their
appearance. All Mums deserve to feel feminine and maintain their individuality,
and choosing the right clothing can help to achieve this. With Mother’s Day fast
approaching, now has never been a better time to revamp your wardrobe.

Shopping online is perfect for busy Mums, as clothing can be browsed at
ease and delivered straight to your door, without the hassle of traipsing around
the high street. Avenue 32 has a wide selection of clothing to suit all tastes and
figures. When shopping for your new wardrobe look for pieces that are both stylish and practical, ensuring you will look great and still feel comfortable taking on your usual daily tasks.

This flattering shirt-dress from Alexander Lewis can be cinched in at the waist with an elasticated belt and teamed with leggings to enhance a sexy hourglass figure. Not enough time to change for an evening out? Elevate your shirt-dress outfit by slinging on a fitted jacket – This gorgeous sea foam number, again from Alexander Lewis, will add instant texture to your outfit.

Jeans are a staple part of many Mum’s wardrobes, though lower-quality varieties can do little to enhance your figure and quickly look tired. Instead, go for a renowned denim company, like J Brand. This company is known for its body- sculpting styles, which will flatter and feel comfortable all day long. These Mid Rise Skinny Jeans will hug your hips in all the right places, whilst the indigo tone will elongate legs.

Doing household chores and rushing to and from work means easy movement and comfort are key. Items needn’t be shapeless to be comfortable: slouchy, loose fitting tops can look great and on-trend, if the design and fabric are right. This Gold Cashmere Nissen Jumper will look effortlessly cool with almost anything and the darker golden tones will also help hide marks and spills which are a daily occurrence with little ones!

Multiple trips outside the home makes a versatile jacket a Mum essential. Monochrome is a major trend this year, and is shown off to great effect in this cute Mantu ink spot jacket. The lightweight fabric is ideal for spring and summer and the tailored waist is flattering on all.

Or, if the weather is a little chillier choose a long-line coat, such as the statement piece (featured at the top of the post ) by Peter Som. Inspired by Moroccan prints, the beautiful design and colours of this coat will certainly make you stand out at the school gates, and keep you snug too.

Many women feel they lose their feminine style when they become mums, though this should never be the case! Reclaim ladylike elegance in this cute tweed peplum skirt by No.21. The peplum detail will allow for movement and the classic tweed fabric will never go out of style.

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