All the magazines are filled with new trends for spring and summer, telling us to upgrade our wardrobes. We can't all do that every season (can anyone?!) so I thought I'd share with you some mix-n-match wardrobe basics that I wear year-in, year-out. I find these really comfortable and suitable for nearly every occasion.I found some wardroble staples on the Littlewoods Ireland site, so this could inspire you to maybe resurrect a forgotten item in your wardrobe, or fill a gap with an item that could pull many outfits together. We're all watching our wallets these days, so when you do buy clothes you want them to work hard for you and be really versatile.
I've said before I don't have a specific "summer" and "winter" wardrobe, I wear my clothes all year round, just layering them with tights and vests in the cooler weather, and changing the footwear. I've chosen items here that are breastfeeding-friendly and should suit all shapes and sizes of ladies.
The first is a boyfriend cardigan. This is a long-line, slim-knit red cardigan. I wear mine over skinny jeans and t-shirts, as I don't always want to show my bum. The red colour is lovely, it looks festive in winter, and colourful in summer. It can be dressed up with a necklace and red lipstick, or kept casual and simple. I also wear mine over a tight dress and heels if I want to hide my arms and hips but show a bit of cleavage.
The next item is a striped t-shirt. I have a few of these, in different colourways. I find them brilliant with jeans and Converse, or with a pencil skirt and pumps. They look great under biker jackets and denim shirts too. A really timeless piece. Don't be afraid of the horizontal stripes, if you get a size that fits you they will flatter your shape. Some of my striped tops have scoop necks, but I prefer a high neckline, so I wear them backwards!
If you haven't yet discovered jeggings - you haven't lived! I am still to find a pair of traditional blue jeans that fit and feel comfortable. Jeggings (jeans + leggings) are stretchy, comfortable, wash well, and always fit on a "fat day". They hold everything in, give your post-baby tummy support, and define your curves. Whereas jeans suit slimmer figures better, jeggings are fantastic on curvier figures too. Wear them with your long cardigan or an open shirt if you want to cover your bum and hips. Flats, heels and boots look great with jeggings. Dark blue or black are the most versatile colours.
Every mama needs a pair of comfortable, good quality flat shoes. These will jazz up the most basic jeans and t-shirt combo, or look cute and retro with a pencil skirt.
|South Edge to Edge cardigan 14e|
|South crew neck top 10e|
|Vero Moda Wonder Jeggings 45e|
|Clarks ballerina pumps 38e|
|Steve Madden "Outlaw" boots 149e|
|Converse Ox plimsolls Navy 54|