Super Easy Styles for Busy Mums

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Okay I admit it. Whenever I have an appointment to get my hair done I browse through the fashion magazines taking in the beautifully put together outfits designed for ‘date night’, ‘office attire’ and ‘weekend’s away.’ And while the $400 stilettos and $250 Sass and Bide dress are beautiful, I am always left wondering when in the world would I ever wear that? So, thanks to the amazing fashion advice from Gok at Target, we’ve put together three outfits for real life. These versatile super easy styles for busy mums  can be worn over and over and over again for a number of occasions. Scroll down to learn how to WIN a Mummy Style Makeover with Target. 

jenna lounge outfit whiteOutfit #1 – The School Drop-Off/Grocery-Shop/Return-To-Shops-Because-You-Forgot-The-Damned-Butter/Late-For-Dentist-Appointment/Lunch-On-The-Go/Pick-Up-The-Kids/Walk-The-Dog/Bugger-It-I-Burned-Dinner-Again Outfit

You know the days that never seem to end? Well here is an outfit that will go the extra mile with you. This casual run around outfit is comfortable but also fashionable.

  • Ladies Roll Cuff Boyfriend Jeans – these ultra comfty jeans give a slouched look all the while still highlighting your body. I love the slight roll on the cuffs and the freedom to move.
  • Derby Slingback Sandals – Bargain alert! I snagged these for only $7.00. Gok would be so proud! But if you don’t really feel like donning the wedges while doing the shopping, opt for a pair of gladiator sandals or ballet flats.
  • Hot Options Tie Front Top – the beautiful and subtle pattern, tie and collar add a little something extra to the outfit that a plain tee fails to do.

Styles, colours and sizes will vary from store to store.

dinner outfit jenna white backgroundOutfit #2- The Interview-With-Child’s-Potential-School/Lunch-With-Mother-In-Law/Dinner-With-Hubby-Outside-Of-The-House-For-Once Outfit

This is our version of the ‘dress to impress’ outfit. It works for date nights (you know, once a year!), as well as lunches, dinners and social outings where you want to go the extra mile. It doesn’t take much to put this beautiful outfit together and you can add a bit of lipstick and a nice pair of earrings to finish the look.

  • City Dressing Floral Santeen Dress – how pretty is this? It’s on trend (I’ve been told) and fits like a dream!
  • Ladies Boyfriend Cardigan – this super soft cardy is perfect for chilly nights. It matches the tones in the dress and can easily fit in a bag when it’s too hot to wear.
  • Hot Options Suzy High Heel Dress Sandals- every gal needs at least one good pair of black heels and these ones are not only pretty, but also easy to walk in.

Styles, colours and sizes will vary from store to store.

weekend outfit jenna with priceOutfit #3: The Saturday-Quick-Stop-At-The-Shops/Attend-Birthday-Party/ Race-Home-For-BBQ-At-Friends/Collapse-On-The-Lounge-Wine-In-Hand Outfit

If you want to look a little bit on the fancy side but still comfortable for a day of running around, then this is a great option.  This outfit  provides you with a classic and elegant look in one.  It is perfect for the hot summer ahead.

  • Dark Wash Boyfriend Shorts – the beauty of these shorts is that because of the extra space in them, they fit a little baggy and can actually sit down and move around without feeling like the shorts might rip.
  • Paired Blue and White Button Blouse – there are a number of different nautical styles out there that work well with the boyfriend look. This silky number is lightweight and fun!
  • Hot Options Steph Strappy Platform Sandals – the brown sunnies, belt and sandals complete the look for effortless chic.

Styles, colours and sizes will vary from store to store.


So, which style do you like the best? Here’s your chance to WIN A MUMMY STYLE MAKEOVER. We’ve got two $100 Target Gift Cards to give away to the readers that tell us in the comments below “Why do you want a style makeover?” The winners will be selected on creative merit and originality. Good luck from the team at Stay at Home Mum. Read Terms and Conditions. This post was brought to you by Target

Thanks to everyone who entered this great competition. We loved the responses! The winners are:

  • Lynda R
  • Lisa J

And the most loved outfit was #1 

  • jenna and jadeJenna Gallina is SAHM’s advertising writer (not model!!). As a lover of casual and comfort, she can often be found at her computer in slippers and boxer shorts or doing the kindy run without shoes. She lives in Cairns, QLD with her two young children, husband and dog. 

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