PULL MYSELF OUT OF A RUT
New mum Laura Skelton’s self-esteem has been affected by clothes that put comfort over style – now she wants to achieve both
Before I had my son, Jesse, I worked as a designer and would spend a long time in the morning choosing my clothes for the day. I was fairly fashion-conscious and liked to try out new smart casual options, mixing black jeans with bold patterns and statement jewellery.
Now I feel a bit out of the loop. My usual daywear consists of old jeans and a plain coloured top or jumper, which I throw on without a second thought. Often, I’ll wear the same outfit two days in a row, which feels mundane and repetitive after a while. Not taking an interest in yourself definitely affects your self-esteem.
I have a wardrobe full of clothes, but every morning, I stare at them all before pulling out the same easy, comfortable outfits. When you chuck on something dull, I think it affects your mood and enthusiasm for the day. An image revamp would make me feel like my old self again. I’d like the confidence to put together more interesting and colourful outfits – everyday wear that’s interesting and trendy, but still practical.
‘I feel a bit out of the loop,’ says Laura before Laura wears: mac, £199, 8-16, Hobbs. Jumper, £25, 8-18, V by Very (very.co.uk). Trousers, £29.99, XS-L, Zara. Trainers, £125, 3-7, Whistles. Bag, £65, J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams. Stacking rings, £60 for three, Lola Rose (lolarose.co.uk)