At Mama Designs Ltd HQ we love chatting to you about your style, particularly how it has evolved since you became a parent. Mama Style is a favourite feature because we love hearing about your little style tips and the ways that you hold on to your identities after babies. Today we have the lovely Lisa, who writes at Hollybobbs Blog. Here she wears jeans from New Look, jumper and shoes from Next and is accompanied by a very beautiful birthday girl! Catch up with Lisa on Twitter & Facebook.
What is your Mama Style?
When I worked full time I always liked to have fun with my wardrobe – I tried anything from 20’s glam along with a set of pearls to hippie, with a full length boho skirt. Although being a mum I don’t have the same time to spend on getting dressed – I’m lucky to get five minutes alone nowadays – I still like to have a bit of fun when I can.
I love the current biker boots that are out at the moment, along with skinny jeans and a leather jacket the look is cool but easy to wear. I have also recently bought a leather-look skater skirt and can’t wait to team this with the boots! Yet I am a girly girl at heart and love pretty jewellery and delicate tops. Bright colours are my weakness, I would hate to have a drab wardrobe!
Top tip for pregnancy wardrobe?
Try and make the most of what you already have – wear loose tops and dresses, buy a maternity support band which will make your pants last longer, and leggings are a life saver! I did buy the odd maternity top but you don’t really need them for long and they can be expensive. One thing i would advise though, is buy yourself some comfortable underwear and a supportive maternity bra, you will appreciate these more than anything!
New mums style tip?
You will be busy so don’t worry about it too much! In those first few weeks people will be surprised to see if your hair has been brushed let alone anything else! If you’re anything like me, you will live in comfortable clothes that can be thrown on in seconds, tracksuit bottoms are good for this. If you are planning on breastfeeding you will need feeding tops and bras, so these are worth investing in. For those days when you do make it out of the door, keep it simple – jeans, a nice top and a good statement piece of jewellery. Your children are the best accessory anyway!
Personally I am one for choosing a design that will go with most outfits, so I would go with the black. It won’t show the spills, can be matched with many colours and styles and is simple yet classic. Team it with jeans and a casual top for the day, or dress up in a bright eye-catching evening dress and use your mamascarf as a wrap in-between feeds!