Floral, £39.50, oliverbonas.comThe Floral Sweatshirt
This season the humble sweatshirt has been elevated from workout gear to a bona fide fashion piece. Comfortable and easy to wear, they’re a no-brainer choice for busy mums on-the-go. Here are our favourite four.
Embroidered sweatshirt, £49, laredoute.co.ukAvoid anything embellished that can’t be chucked in the washing machine, so choose embroidery rather than sequins. Trust us, you won’t have time to hand wash.
Short-sleeved sweat, £35, yumidirect.co.ukFolksy-style prints and embroidery are a key trend this spring – so you can nail two trends in one with this sweatshirt. The short sleeves make it a winner in the warmer months, too.
Oversized print sweat, £39.99, zara.comWear during the day with your favourite jeans for chasing your toddler round the swing park then team with a pencil skirt, heels and a statement necklace for a night on the town.
Floral, £60, lipsy.co.ukThe Bomber Jacket
Last years bomber jacket has been reinvented with colour, print and pattern. Easy to throw on, and perfect for chilly mornings on the nursery run, just accessorise with every mum’s essential – a skinny latte.
Check, £22, F&F at tesco.com/clothingGiving a nod to the monochrome and graphic trend, this check bomber is a great value way to embrace the look without splashing too much cash.
Leather, £249, marksandspencer.comIf you’re looking for something that will last for several seasons and have a bigger budget, this luxe leather bomber is the answer.
Animal print, £19, for stores see primark.comPerfect for mums who like their patterns a little more subtle, Primark’s low-key animal print jacket makes a grrr-eat alternative to basic black or navy.
Skirt, £16, matalan.co.ukThe Full Skirt
This is skirt shape of the season and - yes – it can be flattering. Just be careful to choose a length that doesn’t hit your calf at the widest point – always wear above or below. Great for giving you a waist and hiding any wobbly bits around your tummy.
Pleated skirt, £45, debenhams.comLight and airy chiffon pleats were a huge look on the S/S14 catwalks by designers such as Victoria Beckham and Proenza Schouler. The look has trickled down to the high street- we’re loving this lipstick red number.
Textured skirt, £40, asos.comIf you’re worried about pleats and folds making your tummy look bigger, this skirt has a deep waistband that cleverly slims your silhouette, making your waist and hips appear narrower.
Skirt, £30, next.co.ukIf you’re a devotee of the pencil skirt and crave something more tailored, choose a hybrid– this version with kick pleats marries the two styles. Perfect for your knock ‘em dead back to work outfit.
Shoe, £35, debenhams.comThe Loafer
This spring heralds the return of the loafer. They’re ideal for mums on the go who need something flat and comfortable, and are a sharper alternative to the ballet pump.