Waiting outside the school doors watching my phone eagerly for 8.40 to strike I look at the queue of parents in the playground waiting to take their children into class. There is 'just-off-to-the-gym' mummy in her tight leggings, vest top and trainers all slim and toned, 'makeup-mummy' who has probably already been up 3 hours straightening her hair, picking out the perfect outfit and heels ready for the day and then there is the complete opposite 'just-fallen-out-of-bed-mummy' who literally looks like she's sleep walking with her unbrushed hair and breakfast stained t-shirt always arriving just on time.
I think about myself and how I appear to others. I'd probably class myself as 'taller-than-average-dull-wardrobe-mummy'. I'm 6ft which is tall for a woman and the majority of my clothes are black and boring. I don't like to stand out from the crowd generally or draw attention to myself. I just plod on wearing what I find comfortable without thinking about being a fashion icon. I live in ballet pumps, black skinny leg jeans and the only colour I explore is pink and red on the rare occasion.
I've had a nosey on Joe Browns website and found some really lovely casual chic items that I would love to add to my wardrobe. They won't break the bank and they also do a longer length trouser which is ideal for my 34" pins.
How do you think your clothing makes you appear to others?
Does it matter to you what others think?
Do you dress for comfort or style?