As a mom I am always on the run. And I don’t mean on the treadmill or even after my kids for that matter.
I’m always on the run to work, coffee with a friend, the shops, Spur with the kids, after a story for my blog, on my husband’s nerves (yes, I sometimes work on his nerves too) and then of cause we cannot ignore the inevitable school functions.
It’s a fact that no matter where I go or what I do, I like to look good doing it. However, chances are phenomenal I’m going to spill something while I’m at it and it is most likely going to be on myself. I am for this reason striking against contrary belief that all staple fashion items needs to be quality and therefore expensive. In fact I’m now convinced they should be as cheap as you can get them so you don’t feel so guilty when spilling coffee or pasta all over them. can I get an Amen!
Here’s 5 fashion essentials I believe every mom should buy on the cheap
I’m a t-shirt gal. I dress them up and down to suit any occasion and the plain white tee is my all time fave. According to Glamour you should Stock up and not feel guilty if you have to toss it eventually due to spills, stains, or discoloration.
I’ve come across the coolest, trendiest and bad-ass sunnies sold at many a robot around town for R50. R20 depending on your negotiating skills.
Not only do I quickly get tired of one style, but i also always lose them.
Glamour says to spend more on that classic black pair you’ll wear forever, but go low when doing funky shapes or bold colors.
I will never forget the day my daughter’s crazy aunt bought her not one, but two pairs of accessorize ballet flats for R500 each! They both literally only lasted a month. My heart just broke. Not for my daughter, but the beautiful flats.
Adult or child, these beauties take quite a beating and they are so delicate, damage is unavoidable. But they are just so darn cute! So why not buy the cheapies in diffrent styles and color. You’ll be better able to achieve the carefree attitude we so associate with French-girl style.
Glamour agrees with me in saying yes to spending more for a beautifully fitted bra, and no thanks to overpriced thongs. There are just way too many cute and cheaper options available.
I love that the athleisure era is upon us. It means we don’t need any excuse for wearing our yoga pants and sweats almost everyday, every where. Guilty!! Lucky for me there’s little difference between a R100 pair and a R500 one.
(Feature image stolen from Day Styles )