As a busy mum, I’m sure you’ve secretly prayed to the time fairies for more time to get ready in the morning and I’m pretty sure most of your daily outfits are just thrown together quickly while the kids are plonked in front of the TV with a piece of toast. Or is that just me?
Getting out the door by 8:30am can definitely be a challenge with kids, but it doesn’t mean that you have to leave the house every morning in a pair of joggers, trackie pants and a loose baggy shirt. Unless of course the gym is your first stop after dropping the kids at school every morning, and in that case you probably look amazing in every single thing you put on, so you can stop reading now and PS I hate you.
Being a mum doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the things you did before you had kids, it just means that there is a little more planning involved. I’m sure you’ve already said goodbye to spontaneity.
Here’s a few tips from one mum to another on how to get your wardrobe in order and how to get out of the house on time, looking great.
- Get your wardrobe sorted. If you haven’t worn something for over twelve months, chances are you won’t wear it again. This also goes for things that you love but every time you put on, you take them off because they’re too tight, too short or don’t quite fit right. They just clutter your wardrobe and make it difficult to find things that do actually work. Identify what key pieces you’re missing for the season and invest in those. If you’re a bit of a hoarder, get a friend to help you out.
- Throw some outfits together and take photos of yourself in the ones you love. Keep this up, if you put something on one morning that you think really works, take a quick snap of yourself. You don’t have to post it to Instagram (unless of course it’s taken on one of those angels that make you look super toned and hot, then go for it) just keep them in a secret album on your phone to refer to it if you need to.
- Don’t ask your man for advice, chances are he’s no Alex Perry and he probably thinks ‘wearing a kimono’ means going without underwear.
- Get yourself a skinny mirror. Don’t laugh. Perception is a powerful thing.
With your wardrobe organised and your photo album full, it will make choosing your outfit for the day quick, simple and you’ll feel like a yummy mummy every time you walk out the door.