Mums Know Best

With spring almost here, it’s time to update your look. Mums always have the particular dilemma of finding pieces that are easy to wear, effortless to maintain and stylish enough to transition from at-home duties to day-to-day life outside the household. But if you want something fresh and fun for your mummy wardrobe, this season’s styles offer a lot of options for you. From shiny accessories perfect for a night on the town to low-key and laidback footwear that you can count on for versatility and style, here are the key pieces you’ll want to invest in this season.

Metallic tones. As a busy mum, you might find it hard to carve out the time to put together a truly spectacular outfit, but you can do it easily by adding a metallic piece to your wardrobe. One of the most eye-catching spring trends is shiny apparel, so try investing in a shiny handbag or a silvery pair of heels to give even your most demure ensembles a little shine.

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A play on florals. This spring’s fashion proves that you can wear flowers without looking kitschy — unless that’s your niche, of course. To wear up-to-date floral patterns, search for those in unconventional shades and bigger prints. You can also pair them with other prints, such as stripes, in similar tones to make your look fun and eclectic.

Androgyny. Being a mum proves that you’re a shape-shifter; from comforter to chef to household accountant, you wear many hats at once. So why not make one of those hats masculine yet chic? To pull of the androgynous look, pull out your old boyfriend jeans or search for a pair of trousers in the same cut. Pair them with a sheer blouse with a feminine cut along with your favourite fedora for a sassy look that shows who’s the boss.

Monochromatic. One of the most effortless way to embody spring style is to pair two items from the same colour family. You can look fabulous, for example, by donning a blue dress in a royal hue and then pairing it with a baby blue cardigan or scarf. And monochromatic outfits look great with nude coloured heels and other accessories because it allows everyone to take in the style-savvy colour spectrum.

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Comfortable footwear. We know. This doesn’t sound like a trend at all. After all, beauty is pain, right? But on the contrary, some of Spring 2013’s most popular shoe styles are all about a comfortable design. Invest in a pair of boat shoes that can help you pull off a nerdy-chic look, for example, or a pair of flatforms that give you height and support without a painful arch. Then you can look good all day while on your feet.

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