Doing the daily drop-off and pick-up, especially when you’ve got multiple kids to wrangle and a lengthy list of things to get through can mean that having to decide what to put on is the last thing on your mind. So I’ve found the best way around this (and to avoid a morning wardrobe meltdown) is to have a capsule wardrobe of pieces that will take you from the school gate to the rest of your day without missing a beat. Plus the best bit is they can be mixed and matched to create multiple fuss-free looks.
A reliable pair of jeans is a must for any wardrobe but they’re particularly handy when you’re a busy mum. This cut and colour can easily work back with multiple pieces and helps you look ‘done’ without being overly so.
Slides are a favourite of mine simply because they’re chic but also practical. The last thing you want is having to deal with fussy straps when you’re in a rush! These can easily work with everything from jeans, a dress or shorts making them a worthwhile investment.
A white tee is a wardrobe must. I’ve found that with this simple staple you can achieve an effortless casual look that’s guaranteed to work every single time.
White sneakers are a workhorse of any wardrobe simply because they go with absolutely everything. They can also be worn dressed up or down making them the ultimate school run shoe option
A simple shift dress can be worn in multiple ways but the best bit about a dress is that it’s so easy to wear. Just pop it on and you’re done.
For a slightly more elevated look a great maxi is also a good wardrobe option. This one would work beautifully with slides or sneakers and can easily be worn away from doing the school run.
Stripes are always a classic wardrobe option. This dress has a timless style that’s made for staying comfortable on busy days.
A beautiful pop of colour is one way to liven up a look. Pair this with your favourite skirt or shorts for a look that’s got personality.
This rib dress can easily be paired with everything from a denim jacket to a blazer making the ultimate option for days when you’ve got multiple things in your schedule.
If you want to add a glam touch to your favourite jeans, a cami is always a stylish option.
This is a versatile tank option for wearing back with everything from linen to denim and even a fun printed piece.
What would a school run be without a great pair of leggings? Wear this with a tee and sneakers for those days when you want to feel comfortable but look great too.
I’m a big fan of backpacks as they’re unfussy and leave my hands free when I’m on the go and have multiple things on my to-do list. If you’ve tended to steer clear of backpacks because they hark back to your days at school, then definitely try a leather version — they’re infinitely chicer and feel so much more luxe.
A trusty, reliable tote is a must for any school run outing. I love this for its bright, punchy shade, plus all that room allows me to carry all my essentials with ease.
If you favour more subdued tones, a beautiful khaki green is always a great option for everything from dresses to tees. I love the comfy cut of this but the drawstring also makes for a flattering fit.