I am not always on-trend. Sometimes I am so off trend I am chic and sometimes I am trapped in 1999. Since gaining my ‘mummy’ title I have paid more attention to the brand of clothes I choose. Most of my money is spent on action figures so when I do splash out on something new for myself I want clothes to survive constant pulling, tugging and climbing, I want them to be practical yet stylish, well made and well fitted.
I initially fell in love with NEXT for their GORGEOUS children’s wear and then because the sizes are generous so they are one of the only retailers that I can still get into an eight without passing out. Mummy win.
I am a laid back boho dresser, so enjoyed a wander through NEXT’s casual collection yesterday and stumbled upon some Trousers in the Masala collection that my legs instantly wanted to wear. (I told them we are paying for a fifth birthday party at present so they will have to wait.) I like buying clothes that I can imagine in a couple of outfits, gone are the rookie days of rush buying pink sequined dungarees and then realising I will never…ever…wear them.
- Printed Tapered Trousers £22. All the comfort of pyjamas, flattering but with a beautiful understated pattern. Also I think very good value for money.
- Linen Mix Vest £10. Blue and Rust colours look good combined. Bold but complimentary. A loose fit top that will be a favourite for Summer.
- Half Placket Top £30. A ‘wear with anything in your wardrobe’ top, for work, over jeans, with shorts and flip flops…
- Wool Blend Waterfall Cardigan in Rust. Similar colour to the trousers which I would break up with the different block colour tops. When I wear colour I like to really, really wear it. £30.
Accessorise. Dress it up.
Oversized Scarf with Frayed Interest £16 (6). I am always cold so love that scarfs add more depth to an outfit and that I can snuggle up against the chilly spring wind in them. 8. Gold Tone Earrings £10 for a dash of glamour and to tie together the blue tones.
Footwear. Love your feet.
Weave Points sandals £45 (7). Stylish but comfortable when chasing round after the little ones. I am also a great boot lover so would dress the trousers up for an evening with some simple Western boots £45 (5).
So there you are my two outfits; heels with the white shirt and trousers for evening. I would throw in a black boyfriend jacket for warmth. Then don the sandals, trousers and blue top for the beach, with the waterfall cardigan and scarf as it is still the beach in April!
I want those trousers in my life.