Mom-Friendly Fashion: Fashion fixes for busy moms

My newest series (you know I love a good blog series) is one I’ve been stewing over for quite some time… YEARS if I’m honest! The idea came to me so many years back that I can’t tell you when and it’s sat with me ever since… Part of the problem? I’d have to model the clothes!! Not an easy ask when you’re a mom who doesn’t feel the most confident in front of the camera or when¬†the guy behind the camera is your reluctant husband, not a professional fashion photographer! ūüėČ

The concept is around being a Mom on the Run – the school run, the gym run, the shop run, the work run. Basically us moms are just on the go ALL THE TIME. We don’t have much time to shop, to plan outfits or even to add accessories. We barely have time to get dressed!

But that doesn’t mean we can’t make at least a little bit of effort….

This new series is aimed at inspiring busy moms to at least try to look a little bit pulled together. No please believe me when I say that I don’t get it right all the time. Hardly. But when I have an event on, a work meeting or a little bit more time in the mornings I am keen to try and leave the house in something slightly better than leggings and an old jersey. (It happens!)

Mom on the Run is about me making a little bit of effort to put together an outfit that even a non-mom might be proud to wear out and about!


Today’s outfit features a dress that caught my eye at one of my favourite local fashion stores, Poetry:¬†The Muriel Lace Inset Dress¬†(R699).

I love navy as a colour as I find it’s far less harsh against my pale skin tone than black (which can really wash me out!)

Navy is a really versatile colour that pairs with so many other items in my wardrobe, it definitely falls into the “classic” colours that you could use to build up a great capsule wardrobe – the concept where¬†you own a minimal wardrobe of say 25 items but they all work together! Goals!

The Muriel Lace Inset Dress has lovely lace insets at the shoulders and across the front, butterfly cuff sleeves and belted waistbelt. The keyhole inset at the back and knee-length cut makes it an ideal work outfit too.

Don this dress with a pair of heeled boots and a chic leather tote or pair it with pumps – in red for a pop of colour!

Here I wore the dress with the stylish Rare Earth Silva Ladies Ankle Boots (R799 on sale)

I accessorized this look with a long pendant necklace and pair of hoop earrings in silver from the range currently on sale at Poetry as well as my chunky silver watch from Timex.

So what do you think? Is this an outfit you could see yourself wearing as a Mom on the Run??

What do you usually wear? Could you do with some extra mom-friendly fashion tips and ideas?

Let me know in the comments below!


Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

1 Comment
  1. Love this outfit & you look so gorgeous in it. Personally, my work-from-home style is leggings & a comfy top or mostly dresses (often from Poetry). Somehow I don’t enjoy wearing jeans so much anymore, so this type of outfit is totally up my alley. Can’t wait to see the rest of the series!

    Ps. I’ve also recently asked a fashion stylist friend to share her Tips For Busy Moms That Work From Home.

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