New Look have come a long way in recent years. Winning at least 10 prestigious fashion awards for their affordable fashion, maternity range and their Vegan friendly outerwear range.
The New Look website, is so easy to navigate. Lets face it time isn't something we Mums have in abundance. It's a difficult balance to have a website that you can either nip into, grab what you're looking for and go…or sit and browse with a cuppa and a biccie to get some style inspiration. Check out their blog section NL Daily. It's a balance New Look have got just right.
An area of the website, The Label Lounge made me curious. A couple of clicks and im greeted with an array of online exclusives, a great place to get some pieces that you wouldn't ordinarily stumble across. Perfect for when you're hunting down an outfit for that summer wedding ladies.
You'd be wrong to assume that New Look is just for the 'young ones', there are some gorgeous pieces that are age appropriate practical, stylish and affordable. We all do it, us Mum's, we guilt trip ourselves about getting something nice, a little treat. With anything from amazing shoes to quirky jewellery, accessories and everything in between, there's something for all us Mummy's. Practical, Stylish, Timeless, Affordable pieces…. With no frumpy mumsyness.
A good pair of Jeans are my staple, my comfort go to. Practical and easy to wear. Find a good pair of jeans for your busy days and they'll be your best chums in your wardrobe!
A key part of dressing practically for scrambling around at soft play baby groups, darting off to the school run and juggling the weekly food shop, whilst feeling comfortably and stylish is to layer. It's all about building up textures and mixing it up.
I've put together a few pieces you can layer and work together that caught my eye to get you through this overlap from Winter to Spring…
1 – Pale Blue Turn Up Boyfriend Jeans £19:99
2 – Ramones T Shirt £14:99
3 – Coral Peter Pan Collar Sleeveless Shirt £12:99
4 – Urban Bliss Blue Textured Jumper £14:99
5 – Fiorelli Tan & Orange Bag £48:99
6 – Plum Quilted Sleeve Sweater £12:99
7 – Black Stripe Boucle Jacket £24:99
8 – Stone Stud Wing Shopper £17:99
9 – Black Spike Hi Tops £15:99
Use the Fiorelli bag (5) for a splash of colour, layer up the Peter Pan collared shirt (3) under the jumpers (4 / 6) for a hint of femininity. And then mix it all up with these amazing spiked Hi Tops (9) to finish it off with some a hint of rock and roll. Studs are huge at the moment, and will be through spring/summer. If you don't feel like the hi tops are for you, then introduce a hint of them with the shopper (8). You can fit plenty of baby wipes and teething toys in that beauty!. Team up the Ramones T Shirt (2) with the Jacket (7) to soften the rock and roll edge of the T Shirt. This Jacket is a great timeless staple and a softer approach to the huge a monochrome trend you're seeing all over the high street.
And now we're getting an ever so slight hint of Spring, every time Spring comes round I feel like I'm caught off guard. Ill be picking up a few of these pieces to make sure I'm ready for the sunshine!
10 – Belted Maxi Skirt in Biscuit £16:99
11 – Blue Sleeveless Denim Shirt £14:99
12 – Wrangler Denim Shorts £59:99
13 – Tan Woven Panel Brogues £24:99
14 – Yumi Cream Floral Camera T-Shirt £32:99
15 – Wrangler Louisiana Pin Up Tank £24:99
16 – Ax Paris Scallop Detail Vest £12:00
17 – Helen Rochfort Custard Cream Phone Case £12:99
18 – Chinese Laundry Red Mayem Wedges £99:99
19 – Orange And Gold Arrow Spike Necklace £5:99
20 – Anchor Necklace £4:99
21 – Black Purple Tint Round Sunglasses £4:99
A phone cover that's a custard cream biscuit (17)…. I NEED one!! The Yumi T Shirt has a beautiful back, take a look. (14). Wear the Wrangler Tank (15) with the Denim Shirt open (11) team these with the Maxi Skirt (10) and the Brogues (13) for a relaxed layered look. In the summer I live in maxi skirts, so comfortable and ridiculously flattering, in this Biscuit colour this one will work with everything (10).
Many of these pieces can be teamed up with the other pieces to wear now. For instance team up the Wrangler Shorts (12) with opaque tights, the Hi Tops (9) and the Peter Pan Collar Shirt (3) and the Plum Quilted Sleeve Sweater (6) for a gorgeous toasty mix of colour and layers, with the Hi Tops giving an edge.
So you lovely Mummy's, you can see you don't have to spend a fortune to treat yourself to a few pieces that would work together from now through to spring summer.
Afterall it's Mothers Day, and you deserve it. New Look have HUGE Sale with up to 60% off right now ..off you go!
I'd love to see any pieces you've picked up from New Look, tweet or find me on Instagram @Cardies_Crumbs
Please note I was invited to do this post but all opinions and reviews are my own. Images from the New Look website.