Mama Fashion Essentials
January 3, 2014
So right now my options are limited due to breastfeeding and not being back into some of my clothes yet (working on it) but I thought I’d share what I have found useful in terms of clothes.
So working bottom up…
I live in my hightops and biker boots… I am currently looking to upgrade them with these beauties from Whistles for smarter occasions now it’s getting colder.
I like slipping into a little heel when I am going somewhere nice but for stomping with a buggy I highly recommend getting some comfy boots – you don’t want to wear trainers every day and with the beautiful English weather you need to keep your feet dry – you have enough to worry about without being uncomfortable.
I got my boots from Kurt Geiger they are the best on the high street and the sale is on right now, treat yourself Mamas (and non-Mamas!)
I am living in my black skinnies. I have tried to find some blue jeans and skirts but until I am back to myself these are the most flattering, go for a high waist it makes me feel pulled in. ASOS have a great selection of high waisted, soft denim at a great price point – I don’t want to spend much on clothes that won’t fit me for too long.
I have just added these ripped ones to my wardrobe to mix it up a little…
I also have some great postnatal leggings from Emma Jane which are super tight and help in those early jeans to get your tummy flat again.
When out and about I like to be able to feed discreetly, this means I am comfortable feeding anywhere – and I live in my striped Jojo Maman Bebe tops, they are so discreet that once baby is latched on no one can see a thing. Very flattering and comfortable too. I have one in every colour!
I have found it quite hard to find nice feeding clothes, even well known maternity brands don’t seem to make much and when I have found nice things they have been super expensive for a clothing item that I’ll only wear for a matter of months.
Having said that a good top is worth it weight in gold and you’ll live in the ones you like and feel comfortable in. Seraphine do really nice ones (and have a sale on) as do Isabella Oliver and Blossom.
I also recommend stocking up on scarves if you’re super shy like me, they are great for hiding even more as well as stopping baby from getting distracted. My scarf collection is strong!
I love this one from Whistles, am adding to my basket it right now.
You’ll also need a good nursing bra, get yourself measured and get one that fits (no matter how upsetting your new enhanced size might be!) I am repeating myself here but it’s so important to be comfortable, breastfeeding is hard enough without being in pain. I went to Mothercare and the sales assistants were super helpful, I stocked up there as they have a huge selection and then got some pretty ones at Figleaves.
On top at home I am all about loose tees and cosy jumpers… I love my cashmere Whistles jumper for a cosy treat after I have put the little one to bed of course, I do not want accidents on hand-wash only clothing!
I also still, and this is upsetting for me as I used only wear them to the gym, live in leggings at home. I recommend you treat yourself to some nice ones as you’ll be in them a lot. I got some from Hush and Gap.
I also treated myself to some nice loungewear, you’ll be home a lot so get comfy and relish it… as soon as baby is running around I am told I’ll miss these quiet days. I love these;
You may as well be styling while you’re comfy right? A few nice bits have made me feel so much better when I am staying at home, especially when visitors drop by.
Last but not least you need a good coat this time of year. I am living in my Whistles parka (can you tell I am obsessed with this store?) you need pockets and a good hood and this is perfect. Parka’s are everywhere right now and it was the best investment.
I’d love to hear any more Mama tips for clothes… especially for going out to dinner etc (something I have not done much of) and the future stages!