School runs may feel like the least glamorous commitment in life. You’re still half asleep, preparing breakfast and trying to make sure the kids get themselves dressed in the morning. To all mums who feel like they don’t have enough time to create an elaborate look, consider investing in a few statement pieces.
Life & Style are here to make sure you’re not caught off guard and look absolutely fabulous no matter how early it is. Here are some easy summer outfit ideas and tips to slip into every morning and make the school run the perfect opportunity to showcase your personal fashion.
First things first…
The key to looking good is being prepared. Whether that means getting your outfit ready the night before or waking up a bit earlier to put it together, put some thought into what you want to wear. Do you plan to go to the gym after? Do you need to do the grocery shopping? Or do you have plans to meet up with some friends? Check the weather the night before so you can dress accordingly.
1. All-In-One Jumpsuit
A good example of this will be to wear a jumpsuit. It’s a one piece that comes in a variety of fits and styles. For the summer period, a ¾ length wide leg style is ideal. It’s flowy, breezy and is super comfortable when it’s teamed with some strappy sandals. Or you can try something a bit more quirky like printed plimsoles that will make your outfit pop.
Jumpsuits are feminine and sophisticated in the right cuts and with the right styling. If you’re going to meet the other mums for lunch, you can turn a slouchy straight cut jumpsuit by tying a belt to define the waist. For a night time look, glam it up with a sleek blazer, glitzy accessories and a clutch bag. The possibilities are endless!
2. Max Out With A Maxi Dress
Enjoy the glorious sunny weather by wearing a printed maxi dress. It’s the perfect time to embrace all things bright and beautiful, like floral, cold-shoulder or ruffle dresses that’re trending this summer. It’s a must-have for busy mums for home, away and school runs.
You don’t have to worry about colour coordinating in the morning, step into comfortable strappy sandals and get going. Or if you want to dress it up without losing comfort, try it with wedge sandals so you’re ready to head out for lunch in style.
3. Maxi Skirt Rules
Another quick and easy wear is the maxi skirt. They are a wardrobe staple for spring and summer time. Wear it with casual tops and a statement necklace for subtle styling. For something a bit more engaging try a patterned maxi skirt and a simple white tank top that will balance out the tones.
If the sun hasn’t quite come out yet layer it with a slouchy cardigan for those nippy early mornings. It will keep you covered and cosy for the school run, also if you decide to stop over to grab the groceries on the way home.
For the sporty mamas, pair the maxi skirt with a graphic tee, a lightweight bomber jacket and plimsoles and own the title as the ‘cool mum’.
4. The Little Summer Dress
There’s a reason why the little black dress is the backbone of closets everywhere. It’s the universal secret weapon for easy dressing and look amazing effortlessly. Now you have the little summer dress which is a must-have this season.
The boldness of LBD’s will get you noticed for the right reasons and a colourful bardot dress is the perfect way to transition your look into sunnier seasons for your school run.
5. Printed Trousers
Don’t be afraid to wear printed bottoms for the school run. Summoning your inner Gwen Stefani will earn you some serious style points with other mums. You can be just as daring with wide leg trousers or printed culottes as an alternative. They are extra comfortable and can be dressed up or down.
For mornings consider comfortable shoes or plimsoles when walking or driving the kids to school. For the evening transform your look by wearing block heels and carry a matching handbag for your essentials.
6. Activewear Styles
The final option is the trusty, comfy workout gear. It is the ultimate school run look whether you are off to the gym or not, it does the job instantly. Keep your sports wardrobe looking fresh with matching tops and leggings to pick up and drop off the kids effortlessly.
Now you can dress in that classic, well put together chic way without having to hurry out the door. Head over to George for a little bit more help with easy summertime dressing in the morning.