Looking after a little one can be stressful, and looking after four little ones can seem like a nightmare! The hectic times are easily balanced by the love and joy our kids bring us, though the way they make us look isn't always so great. Keeping the house tidy, making packed lunches, walking the dog and doing the school run means practicality often trumps style, which can leave us feeling tired and looking frumpy. Yet even a mum of four can reclaim her sense of style and fun, by showcasing this season’s trends whilst remaining practical. Put a spring in your step this season by choosing pieces which make you look and feel great.
Aside from the colour-blocking trend a few years back, the spring and summer seasons spell the inevitable return of the pattern trend. Clashing patterns are all the rage on the catwalk, though all mums know that some trends do not translate so well into the every day. Clashing prints may look hot on models, though us mums will more likely look as if we got dressed in the dark than as if we’re trying to make a style statement! Keep pattern to single items then: sundresses at New Look are available in range of prints, including cute birds and a boho blue and white paisley number. Alternatively, printed trousers are a real style statement and can instantly lift an outfit. To avoid that ‘dressed in the dark’ look, team patterned bottoms with a black or white tee.
Dealing with four kids means mums can be on their feet all day, so comfort is as important as style when it comes to footwear. Stiletto or similar pointed heels are definitely not practical for the day to day, so look to wedges instead. Wedge heels are easy to walk in, put less pressure on the balls on your feet and are on trend too! Espadrille-style shoes scream summertime and will give any outfit that holiday look. Go for a strappy wedge espadrille with an ankle strap for extra support.
A hit since the beginning of 2013, this is a trend which refuses to die, and luckily it’s easy to wear and flattering too! A dress which combines black and white is an easy way to work the trend – look for a white dress with black side panels which instantly slims, and team with black ballet pumps. Black wide-legged trousers always look smart and sophisticated and can be worn with a white cotton cami and white accessories for a spring/summer look. Monochrome is quite a low-key trend, so ensure that you are well-groomed to keep the look chic and fresh. Eye make-up should be minimal, meaning you can experiment with fun lipstick shades. A strong berry red looks fab with black and white and will glam up any mum!
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