The Ultimate Style Saviours For Working Mums

Whether you’re heading back to the office after maternity leave, working part-time or starting a new venture, it’s only natural that you’ll need to adapt to a new working life. Luckily, help is at hand as we’ve found the pieces will make getting dressed in the morning a little easier and have you feeling stylish and put together in no time. While the thought of going back to work and juggling childcare, commuting and general office antics can be a daunting prospect, you could also be itching to get back the 9-to-5 hours, interacting with adults and relishing in your career again. As a mum, you’ll want mornings to be as stress-free as possible; therefore, these easy styling solutions will give you the confidence to face the day even if you’ve had a slightly sleepless night.

The Printed Midi Dress 

A great all-rounder, the printed midi dress is such a flattering and easy piece to wear. The longer-length sleeves make it ideal for all-year round and prints such as florals or polka dots will always be timeless. For cooler weather layer this dress over polo-neck tops and tights, then switch to sandals in the summer. The great thing about a dress like this, is you don’t need to think about it, just pop it on with some boots and you’re good to go; an easy Monday morning go-to outfit.  

The Statement Blazer  

Traditionally, a blazer is very fitted and formal, but today there are so many shapes and prints to choose from that it’s become a great statement piece that can work with so many other items in your wardrobe, while still offering a smart finish. A checked blazer will instantly transform a pair of jeans and a white T-shirt and even pair beautifully with a pleated midi skirt. Ultimately, a checked blazer will look chic and timeless whether you’re at the office, meeting clients or running errands. 

The Silk Blouse 

A silk blouse is a chic staple to have in your wardrobe and is the easiest way to dress up a pair of trousers or jeans for a smarter look. Opting for a white or cream blouse will keep your look fresh, and you don’t have to be wary of sticky fingers getting anywhere near it when you’re at work. For a little pop of colour, add a bold red lip to your look and accessorise with a pair of statement earrings for a stylish update.  

The Tote Bag

You’ll be used carrying around all sorts (nappies, wet wipes, snacks and toys) around with you when you’re out and about with kids. When it comes to a bag for work, you’ll find you can edit your daily essentials; going back to work you’ll be amazed at how lightly you can travel. A structured tote bag is ideal for keeping everything including a laptop, held together with style, plus it’ll be toy and crumb free.

The Classic Coat

As a busy mum you’re likely to have a coat that’s suitable for walking with the pram, trips to the park or soft play offering both practicality and warmth. However, for work, something a little more sophisticated or tailored will completely transform your style and will make your ensemble feel complete. Choosing a classic shade like grey or navy that will go with so many different looks as well as making a great alternative to black.     

When she’s not working as a stylist for Tuesday, Nic is a busy mum to two young girls that like to keep her on her toes. If she’s not chasing the girls around the park or playing Barbies, she can be found cleaning sticky toddler fingers and faces. Having returned to work at the beginning of the year, she knows all about going back to office life and trying to look put together without the tirade of mummy essentials, where she can happily enjoy a cuppa in peace.

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