THE SCHOOL UNI­FORM

BE­CAUSE, HON­ESTLY, PY­JA­MAS JUST DON’T CUT IT FOR THE MORN­ING DROP OFF

Life & Style Weekend - - FASHION - SIM­PLE STYLE: A T-shirt, jeans and sneakers are easy op­tions when it comes to get­ting ready to drop the kids at school. WORDS: JAC­INTA EMMS When it comes to style fol­low @the­fullfeathe­r.style on In­sta­gram

Think­ing about the school run, what can you throw on, feel com­fort­able and look good in? The num­ber one rule when it comes to school is sim­plic­ity.

You don’t have time to get your­self or­gan­ised when you are chas­ing sav­ages around the house try­ing to bath, feed and dress them.

And if you’re any­thing like me, you also like to wait un­til the last minute to make school lunches, be­cause it’s al­ways nice to see just how much you can fit into a morn­ing to boost your con­fi­dence for the day

So when it comes to get­ting your­self dressed and out the door with­out look­ing (and feel­ing) like a vil­lain, sim­plic­ity is key.

Find some fail-safe ba­sics that work with mul­ti­ple pieces in your wardrobe. Jeans, T-shirt, sneakers … sound bor­ing? They don’t need to be and there is noth­ing bor­ing about tak­ing some stress out of the morn­ing rush

so you can en­joy more than one sip of cof­fee, prefer­ably while it’s hot.

In most cases keep­ing your jeans neu­tral is best. There are of course ex­cep­tions to this rule, but for the sake of sim­plic­ity and cre­at­ing your ‘go-to’ out­fit, plain black or blue jeans are easy to work with. Switch your jeans for a pair of shorts or a skirt in the warmer months, which­ever you pre­fer. But on these chilly morn­ings your jeans like a lot of lov­ing.

Your ba­sic T-shirt on the other hand needn’t be neu­tral. Find some­thing that suits you and shows a bit of per­son­al­ity. Ex­per­i­ment with a v neck, round neck, cap sleeve, ruf­fles or sparkles. Per­haps try some­thing em­bel­lished or with an im­age on. Even your favourite band tee can be con­sid­ered a ba­sic, the choice is yours.

Oh, so many op­tions and the per­fect style for every­one. An­other ben­e­fit to this ba­sic; you can throw on a jumper, jacket, scarf or what­ever keeps you warm in win­ter and you’ll still look fab­u­lous, yet never over­done.

When it comes to shoes, you prob­a­bly have your favourites. Mine are a pair of slides or sneakers in win­ter.

If you walk the kids to school then sneakers are the win­ner, su­per cute and never a sore foot (white is nice and the less bulky the bet­ter)

I’m a huge fan of re­cy­cling and al­ways pick up great ba­sics at the week­end mar­kets, the bonus is it’s al­ways for a bar­gain price.

You can pick up T-shirts for about $2, so there re­ally is no need to limit your­self to one. You’ll be amazed at the things you can find (un­less I get there first) and you will have to rum­mage, but that is a story for an­other day.

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