Q: What style choices do you make to ensure your outfits are comfortable and practical for mum duties, but also chic and on-trend so you still feel amazing?
I’ve moved away from jeans and prefer to wear a great pant instead as I find them chicer. They’re still so comfortable, yet a touch dressier than denim so I never feel like a daggy mum. I’ll pair them with a great knit, an oversized jacket and some flats and I instantly feel put together, yet still so comfortable as nothing is skin-tight and I can move around freely with my kids.
Q: Does Willow like to pick her own clothes and style her own outfits?
Willow is still pretty easy and is happy for me to dress her. She has certain colours that she won’t wear and loves anything girly so I do all of her clothes shopping by myself. That way when she does want to choose her own outfits, it’s from a wardrobe I’ve picked out for her.
I have noticed in the past few months that she’s been paying more attention to how I get ready and she will now apply some ‘makeup’ (lip gloss) before we leave the house.
Q: What advice will you give to Willow about embracing her own unique style as she grows up?
I’m a big believer that style and fashion are so unique, and I appreciate people who have an individual sense of style rather than following trends. I don’t mind what style Willow likes; at the moment it’s very girly and pink but she might change into a little tomboy! Looking back at all the different styles I experimented with, I think it’s really about finding yourself and your place in the world.
My only advice that I have started to instill into Willow now is that you always need to look neat and presentable. So always make sure that your hair is brushed, your shirt is tucked in and your shoes are clean and polished.
Q: What main styling tip has your mum given you that you’ll pass onto Willow?
The same as above - that you always need to look presentable and be well-groomed. She taught me that grooming doesn’t stop with having your hair brushed and your nails manicured, but it also means that your clothes need to be ironed and shoes polished.