Winter has set in and it’s becoming a bit monotonous choosing an outfit every day. I bought some new clothes on my Melbourne shopping weekend back in June but I’m already feeling a bit lost as to what to wear on some of these cold winter mornings.
I seem to be doing ok on my three work days but on the other four days when I’m in full mum duty mode, I’m just not feeling the love from my casual winter wardrobe.
If your kids are on school holidays, you’re probably having to find an increased number of mum duty outfits which can be tricky in winter. I love my jeans but wearing them every day is just not that fun.
Today I thought I’d share some ideas for mum duty to help mix things up a little bit and hopefully provide some inspiration.
1. Non-jeans pants
Wearing Mix Apparel pants, Betts boots, Cotton On vest and Sussan top.
When going into
war mum duty, you need comfort and durability! I bought these camo pants from Mix Apparel last year and have had so much wear out of them. I like combining them with pinks and pastels to create a girly camo look for something different. They’re not as thick as denim but when I wear them with these boots I’m super snug. And when grubby hands come my way, the marks just become part of the camouflage.
A quick comment on heeled boots. Of course heels are tricky for mum duty. Each to their own but I need a high level of comfort and coordination when I’m traipsing around the zoo, supermarket or playground. I tend to wear flat shoes for mum duty days EXCEPT when it comes to these Betts boots. With their low heel my legs are a tiny bit longer and my feet are still kept soft and comfy all day. Everyone’s a winner.
2. Tunic Dress
Wearing Metalicus dress, Country Road jeggings, Ezibuy top, Sportsgirl scarf and shoes.
I’ve talked about wearing your summer tunic dresses during winter before and this is a similar recommendation. Tunic dresses are so comfy and if worn over jeans or jeggings you can still jump on a trampoline or slide down a slide and feel modest doing it. The tunic also covers the bumpy muffiny bits which can be handy during the winter baking months
3. A wind proof jacket / parka / anorak
Wearing Trenery jacket, Uniqlo jumper, Country Road jeggings and Zensu shoes.
They’re everywhere this winter especially in khaki. I bought this one from Trenery and while it’s not waterproof, it’s wind protection abilities are fantastic and the colour works well with most of my wardrobe. I wore it over a turtle neck jumper when I went to Taronga zoo last week and I was as snug as a baby joey in its mum’s pouch (almost). If you find these types of jackets a bit bulky or unflattering, choose one which has a belt or tie at the waist to give you more shape. And the number of pockets is perfect for mum duty. Here’s a mid gust action shot:
I think I’m feeling some renewed motivation for my mum duty outfits after writing this post. Definitely not feeling quite so mumdane (ha – see what I did there).
So please share – what outfits are you most enjoying for mum duty these school holidays?