Trends come and go, but there are always a few combinations that just won’t quit. These style favourites are continuously popular – not because they’re worth mega bucks or come from the biggest names in fashion, but because they’re easy to wear and totally sleek. It just so happens they’re also the perfect (and, let’s be honest, necessary) combination for fashion-savvy mums on the go.
Here are five favourite style combinations that are sure to stand the test of time, and the test of toddler chasing. Let the wardrobe bulking begin.
White shirts and blue jeans
It really doesn’t get much easier than this fool-proof combo. You don’t have to commit to any one specific white shirt either – long sleeved, a plain tee, an oversized button down that you grabbed from your other half’s closet. They all work equally well. The same goes for a set of jeans, though, admittedly, I’m partial to a pair of skinnies. Women’s jeans don’t need to cost a fortune to qualify as stylish either – the Tu denim range available at Sainsbury’s is both affordable and varied.
Trench coats and stripes
C’est tres francais, non? There’s a reason the French are fashion icons, and it’s not because they’re constantly buying all the latest fashion. It’s because the French know how to buy a few classic staples and work them to the core. Exhibit A – trench coats and stripes. This duo screams sleek and on the go – perfect for any busy mums that have to pick up kids from nursery but don’t want to sacrifice style.
A fitted top with a full skirt
This is one of those looks that goes from street to chic in five seconds flat, with absolutely zero effort on your part. Just pair a long sleeved, plain tee and a skirt with a little body – think pleats or ruffles, knee length or midi – and you’re set to go from work to date night and clubs drop-off. These days, tulle skirts are even making a comeback, so you can rock your inner ballerina alongside your little ballerina.
The little black dress
Timeless, classic, and in so many shapes and sizes. That’s probably why the little black dress has been around for so long. It’s slim fitting, it’s strapless, it has a flirty skirt and a lace trim – it’s anything you want it to be. Unlike fad colours, black is here to stay, so investing in a quality little black dress is something you can depend on for years to come.
Blazers and trousers
There are so many ways to sport a blazer, but nothing goes quite as well as a pair of tailored trousers. It inspires not only a sleek, no-nonsense look, but it’s also a stylish way to head into the office while still feeling comfortable and on the casual side. Let’s be honest, you don’t even have to be in an office setting to rock a blazer – you’ll look just as cool out to lunch with friends, supervising a play date or down at the park.
There you have it – the secrets to an effortless, timeless wardrobe ensemble. What are your most classic looks?