If wardrobe essentials mean leggings and a vest top (or a jumper depending on the time of year) then this post is for you.

As busy mums it’s easy to slip into ‘mumiform’ mode and wear the same thing every day. But with the help of a few key wardrobe essentials, it is possible to retain a sense of style while running around after little people too.

wardrobe essentials

Fashion experts agree it’s important to keep certain essentials in your wardrobe. It doesn’t matter if it’s winter or summer, most outfits can be styled to fit most occasions.

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So, in this collaborative post, here are five wardrobe essentials every mum needs in 2023.

5 wardrobe essentials every mum needs in 2023

The perfect dressy outfit 

The perfect dressy outfit is the outfit you put on when you need to look your best but also want to feel comfortable too. Here are a few things to keep in mind when finding a dressy outfit:

  • Choose an outfit that is appropriate for most occasions so that you can wear it to multiple events without having to buy new.
  • Stick with clothing pieces that are similar in colour, texture, and style so that your outfit looks cohesive and polished.
  • Avoid wearing too many accessories with your dressy outfit because they can take away from the quality of the look and make it feel busy or overwhelming.

Date night style 

Dressing for a date night is all about making the other person feel special and wanted. There are many ways to dress for a date night depending on the type of event you are attending, your personal style, and what you want to do on the date. If you want to make it chic casual, go for a crop top and a good pair of jeans as long as you dress it up with the right accessories. Make sure that you wear heels that are easy to walk in if you are going out on a date that requires a little bit of walking. 

A job interview look

Whether it’s for the school run or a job interview, a job interview look is a key wardrobe essential because it’s your chance to make a good first impression. Dressing in a professional way shows you are confident in yourself.

That said, it’s not always easy to know what to wear, so here are some tips on how you can dress for success:

  • Make sure that you don’t show too much skin and that your clothes and hair are well-kempt.
  • Choose a powerful jumpsuit look in order to make a statement or you could  wear a formal skirt.
  • If you’re wearing heels carry an extra pair of walking shoes for when you want to slip into something more comfortable.

The perfect prom-style dress

The prom-style look remains a big trend, but choosing the perfect prom-style dress can be a stressful task. There are so many dresses to choose from, and it can be difficult to find the one that is perfect for you. A rule of thumb is to look for a long dress or gown that fits you well. Try to find a one-shoulder or a tube dress in order to make it look different from the rest of the matron of honor dresses people are wearing. You could always go for a black gown, but you can also switch it up and use bold colours such as red or even green. 

Mums’ night out chic

Mums’ nights out are the perfect opportunity to let loose with your friends and have a great time. It’s also an opportunity for you to show off your fashion sense. It’s important to look chic, but it doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. You can find stylish outfits that are easy on a budget at many stores and online. 

If you are going out to a nightclub, it is important to wear something that makes you feel amazing. You could opt for a short black dress that accentuates your curves along with some gold earrings or hoops. You could also choose distressed jeans and a top in order to give that grunge look. Make sure to match your makeup nicely with your outfit. 

This is a collaborative post.

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