This month’s Mama Style is brought to you by the lovely Stephanie, married mum of 2 toddlers aged 14 months and 2 years old. Her little cuties were planned to be as close in age as possible and they love running around with each other. Some of you may remember Steph as the woman who caused a controversy for breastfeeding at the aquatic centre but she assures us that she’s much more than that! Since that incident, women have said now they feel they can stand up to themselves and not go and feed in the toilet and she has had lots of messages from women asking for support. She was given the opportunity from a great breastfeeding co-ordinator to do some breastfeeding training and has also done the breastfeeding management UNICEF Baby friendly initiative. Steph supports women if they have any issues with breastfeeding- so if anyone needs any extra support or encouragement regarding anything feel free to contact her on@mummystephwilby. Sometimes we all just need a boost!
What is your mama style?
I love the business woman look- and always baby wearing compatible! As babywearing makes life so much more amazing! Especially for me, having had my babies close! I pair a pencil skirt with a nice cute top and some heels or boots. This look is comfy and I feel empowered- and on top of the world at the same time! I wear a lot of red because its my favourite colour and matches with everything including my hair and my car! I usually wear black on the bottom whether it be a pencil skirt or leggings, and a nice comfy skirt that I can either pair with a belt or a necklace depending on how I am feeling.
My top tip for breastfeeding style
Layering! It’s in style and it saves you lots of money, because then you don’t need any specific breastfeeding clothing! I wear a vest under whatever it is I want to wear and just pop my cute top over it! That way its breastfeeding friendly, allowing easy access and I can still maintain my usual style. As I found in the start when I tried breastfeeding friendly clothing I was spending more than I wanted to, and the styles weren’t really me either! Another favourite of mine is buying a cheap black dress ( or whatever colour you like) and I cut the holes out of the boob area, then put a cute top over it! Easy!
My wardrobe consists of :
Lots of leggings as they are so comfy! And I wear the same when pregnant too! Then lots of long tops and dresses which I just throw on quickly. My outfits don’t take much planning! I don’t change my outfits based on season; when its winter I add a scarf and tights with high boots for my pencil skirt looks, and then the same outfit in summer I’d show a little leg and wear my heals with it, so I feel its versatile.
New mum style tip?
Be comfortable! With a pop of glam if that’s you! I love taking a super casual outfit and pairing with my heals and red lipstick, or just my flip flops that have a little platform heel! It makes me feel great. Whatever your look is, own it, love it! And make it work for you, adapting to your life now. I used to wear stiletto type heals, but lets be real! I cannot run after my 1 and 2 year in stilettos, so now I wear platform and block heals, so I can run again now!
My mama style look has to be black and red!
Because most my outfit is mainly red I would opt for the black mama scarf, with a bright red changing bag, a black pencil skirt and a red top with some heels!