Our gorgeous in-house fashion blogger, Ellen from The Stylist Mama, has shared with us again some fun and simple fashion tips to make new mums feel beautiful! Don’t forget to read through as there’s a special surprise at the end!
Women tend to underestimate the power of a trusty scarf, especially in summer when it feels like it’s a million degrees, and as we all know, fashion tends to take a bit of a backseat when we become mothers, only because…. well… the kids come first.
Wearing a scarf doesn’t have to just be a Winter trend, I find so many uses for wearing them through the summer for both style and piece of mind!
Here are a few great tips on how you can incorporate wearing a scarf in the summer months, and get away with using it for other mummy essentials!!
Use your scarf as a scarf!
Ok, I will start with a SUPER obvious one here, but hey, if your a new mum struggling to find something to wear or can not be bothered pull something together, wearing something very simple and easy, and throwing a beautiful light scarf on will change your look completely! I recommend wearing your hair up and off your collar (if possible) to stay nice and cool while doing so. For summery scarves, think light cottons, pastel colours and tassels! They are so gorgeous and bright at the moment, and will save you a fortune not having to buy a whole new wardrobe (and are an easy way to take your look from day to night!)
Use your scarf as a pram cover/ swaddle!
Ok I’m sure we have all been here before, you’ve been out, got bub in the pram, they are ready to go down for a sleep and you FORGOT to pack a muslin to pop over the pram or wrap them up in?! EEEK!! This always happened to me (baby brain) but I used have the nappy bag so full of other things, packing a blanket seemed like my idea of handbag hell! So instead, I used to wear the scarf and wrap bub up in it when she was ready for a snooze, plus it had my smell on it so she would settle really quickly! #parentingwin
Use your scarf to clean up any spills!
This may break some hearts, especially if you’ve just bought a gorgeous new scarf, but using your new little multi use accessory, it acts as the perfect little cloth to wipe up and milk dribbles which is awesome when you are feeding!!
On that note:
Use your scarf as a feeding cover!
I wasn’t too confident feeding in public personally, because I had power boobs that used to leak all-day-everyday, so I struggled trying to latch my bubba in public because I was terrified they would project milk everywhere!! This is what actually spurred my on to wear scarves, because they used to give me a little privacy and if I did have any leaking or drips, thescarf would cover it all!
I hope these little insights have inspired you to wear more scarves over the next few months, they are so stylish, so light and have so many new uses for you to try!
My go to brands are, Fashion Scarf Girl, Seed Heritage, and Forever New! They always have great on trend styles and are so damn affordable!!!
Scarf Fashion: Giveaway Time!!
Because scarves are just so amazing, I’ve teamed up with Fashion Scarf Girl on Instagram to give one lucky follower the chance to win a gorgeous scarf OF YOUR CHOICE (from Fashion Scarf Girl’s collection of course!). All you need to do is follow us both on Instagram (go to my account HERE to find the Giveaway post), like the post and give us a little love in the comments (and its always nice to share, so feel free to tag some friends as well!). Good luck, and enjoy your new beautiful scarf fashion ladies! xx