Mum-wear (when you have 5 mins to get ready)

Getting ready - busy Mums guide

If you work from home, or you’re a stay-at-home-Mum, or your work-wear is fairly casual, then you’ll probably be similar to me in what I wear during the week. Jeans, tops and jackets. Tick.

As a Mum I have just 5-10 minutes to get ready & get out of the door in the morning. Sound familiar? There’s just so many other things to do and think about that getting myself dressed and ready becomes low priority!

I do, however, have slightly more time nowadays than when the twins were really little. But it still isn’t long to plan an outfit, get dressed, put on make-up and do my hair.

So here are my 5 top tips to get a stylish outfit each morning, with as little stress as possible:

1/ Try and plan your outfit the night before, especially if you have something important to attend the next day – like a meeting, lunch, event etc. Hang them all out ready, including shoes, a coat and a bag.

2/ Check the weather forecast if you can for the day ahead – because being too hot or cold can ruin any outfit!

Getting ready for the day - a busy Mums guide

3/ Try not to pick out the same outfits each day – try getting out and wearing something you haven’t worn in a while, especially if you’re feeling in a good/confident mood. It does make you feel better and helps to get out of a style rut.

Getting ready in 5 mins - for busy Mums

4/ Try keeping a capsule wardrobe; I have worked hard at building mine up over the last 9 months. Mine consists of key items that work well together and that requires little thought. That way I am not struggling to find a top to go with a certain skirt (for example) in the morning.

5/ Make time for make-up and hair; I always feel so grumpy if my hair is mess! These days I use super quick products such a dry shampoo (if I haven’t had time to wash my hair) or hairspray for making it do what I want! I also use my favourite make-up products that I love for a really quick routine.

So with that, here are some superb stylish outfit ideas from around the high-street, for busy Mums, who need to get themselves (and their little ones) out of the house in the morning:


So how about you – do you have any tips for getting ready on-the-go?

Love, Jess x



  1. May 23, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    Nice tips – I’m about to head back to work after a year off on maternity – I need a whole new wardrobe!! Help!!!

    • Jess
      May 24, 2017 / 9:24 am

      Oh good luck and enjoy finding some new pieces! xx

  2. May 24, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Fab tips hunny those rose gold shoes and the white ones for that matter are fab. I am working harder this year for more footwear I didn’t buy any last year or year before can you believe that. Love that black dress too where’s it from? Always full of amazing shopping and outfit tips. Thanks hunny. #wrc

    • Jess
      May 26, 2017 / 1:20 pm

      Thanks Jenny! The dress is Next but last season – however it works so well for summer too! I do love these gold sandals xx

  3. May 25, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    Great tips Jess!! I’m definitely a five minute mum and need all the help I can get. I’ve actually got my make-up down to under two minutes!

    • Jess
      May 25, 2017 / 10:48 pm

      Wow go you! That’s epic! You always look amazing too xx

  4. May 28, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    I think I’m lucky that with only having one little one I don’t struggle so much, although I am super organised and have a dressing room with outfits hung together to make last minute plans manageable as I’m a nightmare for trying on everything! Great tips Jess x

    • Jess
      June 12, 2017 / 2:33 pm

      I am too – I get really undecided and then end up panicking! Love your tips xx

  5. May 29, 2017 / 7:57 am

    Fantastic tips… I really felt that pa I’d when the sun popped out and I realised I had nothing…. nothing to wear. I need a desperate overhaul but the thought of the challenge is terrifying. xx

    • Jess
      June 12, 2017 / 2:33 pm

      I don’t actually love summer clothes – I find them hard to buy. If it was really hot here for months on end it would be easier but I find it a hard season xx

  6. May 31, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Love your white shoes in top pic where are they from?

    • Jess
      June 12, 2017 / 2:34 pm

      They are Next (new in recently) – love them xx

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