My weekday mum wardrobe from Simply Be

**This is a collaborative post and the items featured were gifted by Simply Be in return for this article.  As always all opinions are honest and my own**

I’m no fashion guru but I like to look nice – I’ve never been once to be on-trend and I love to wear quirky things that clash 95% of the time – but I’m finding it hard to find clothes and outfits to wear that are suitable for my daily life.

During the week on one day I tend to have to:

  • do a preschool run
  • walk the dog, usually round a muddy field
  • sit at home and work
  • go to an office and work
  • meet friends
  • meet potential clients.

Usually I get changed two or three times a day(usually because of the muddy dog walk in the middle of the day) and it’s a complete pain.

So when I was offered the chance to choose some items from Simply Be I though it would be a good challenge to try to find things I could wear all day that would be versatile and perfect for all.

Snowdonia Walking Shoes

Okay – so an odd one to start, but my walking boots are knackered and I love that these walking shoes(£35) come in a wider width fitting, which means they fit perfectly and are really comfortable.

Zip Front Denim Pinafore Dress & Pack of 3 Long Sleeve Tops

Denim Pinafore

I’ve wanted a pinafore for ages and I love how this denim pinafore(£30) can be dressed up or down; I ordered a pack of three long sleeved tops(£18) to go with it but it would work well with a blouse or jumper underneath.

Lightweight Pac-A-Mac Parka


I liked this purple thin raincoat(£12.60) because it’s thin enough to chuck over anything I’m wearing, it’s suitable for all year round and it’s long in length.

Cord & Metal Multi Row Necklace


I couldn’t not buy an accessory to try and use – this Khaki thread necklace(£7.80) will be perfect to jazz up an everyday outfit without looking too showy or out there.

A dreary Wednesday

The outfit test run came on a day I had to do a school run, dog walk, meet a friend and work from home and it all worked so well.

I teamed the pinafore with one of the long sleeved tops initially; I wore a pair of fleece lined leggings underneath and chucked on my trusty Chelsea boots for the school run and a coffee with a friend.

It was a chilly and icy day after some snow overnight so I wore my super comfy and mum-wardrobe staple Parka over the top with my favourite bobble hat(I’ve no idea where it came from, it was a gift a couple of years ago).

Dog walking

I’m a huge fan of wearing casual dresses with tights or leggings as it makes changing to walk the dog really easy – I just wear my chunky walking socks over the top, walking boots on and away I go.  It’s all good until the dog kicks mud up my legs but the thought is there….

Boots and the dog

A rainy Thursday

I had a work meeting to attend along with the usual so I chucked a dress and leggings on(Simply Be from a while ago) and tested out the raincoat and walking boots look.  Lucy the dog seems to get in every photo…

Walking the dog

The best bit?  This little lot came in just under £100, you can get multiple looks and wear it all every day.  Thank you, Simply Be – you can check them out by clicking here.


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