Mums have very little time to themselves at the best of times and the work doesn’t stop once we drop the kids to school.

 

Whether we’re off to work ourselves, going home to catch up on household tasks or minding our younger kids, a mum’s work day never ends.

 

So, we all could do with some simple wardrobe staples for those times we have to fly out the door and want to look presentable.

 

These are six simple items, ideal for the school pick-ups and drop-offs.

 

1. Dressy jumper

Even if you’re wearing your oldest jeans and scruffy shoes, a cute jumper can lift your whole outfit and distract from everything else.

 

We love this pretty pink and black one from the V by Very range at Littlewoods. It’ll be perfect with your favourite blue jeans.

 

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2. Comfy shoes

Whether you’re driving, walking or cycling to pick up the little ones, a good pair of shoes is essential.

 

It’s hard to beat a pair of Converse and this white leather version are easy to keep clean. Plus they’ll go with all of your school run outfits.

 

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3. Backpack

If your kids tend to bring home artworks, school projects or loads of library books, you’ll know the importance of an extra bag to put them all in.

 

If you’re walking or cycling and need to keep your hands free, why not try a trusty backpack like this one from New Look? Big enough to keep both all of your essentials and their treasures.

 

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4. Leggings

 

Basic black leggings are a wardrobe staple and these high-waisted ones from Topshop are super flattering.

 

Throw them on with a long top and a cardigan and you’re set to go.

 

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5. Blue jeans

 

A pair of dark blue denim jeans look great on all figures and shapes. These skinny jeans from Next come in Petite, Tall and Regular lengths and sizes 6-22.

 

Dress them up with some boots or keep it casual in runners.

 

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6. Denim jacket

If you’re sick of puffy padded jackets but need something to keep you warm on the walk, a denim jacket is ideal.

 

We love the subtle frill details on this New Look one available on Asos, it's both pretty and practical.

 

Light layers are the perfect way to stay warm during at this time of the year when the weather is so unpredictable.

 

 

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