Mum On The School Run With Nothing To Wear? This is For You

It’s the week that you never thought would come - whether you have a little one returning to school, or a fresh kindergartener about step foot into their new “big school”, chances are you’re feeling all the emotions right now...

Worrying about what to wear in the morning shouldn’t be a part of that, which is why we’ve compiled this handy guide to school-run dressing that will work for every mum-on-the-run that has to factor in a 9am drop-off and 3pm pick-up each day. Because packing lunches and ironing uniforms is hard enough without having to worry about a wardrobe meltdown, right?

Editor: Marisa Remond

No fuss denim with a high waistband that isn’t scary-high

SHOP: ABrand jeans, $99.95


These trainers have a retro-feel that work just as well with skirts and dresses as they do with denim

SHOP: Veja trainers, $135


Don’t be fooled by the streamlined shape, this denim skirt is made of a comfy stretch-fabric that means bending over isn’t a pain

SHOP: J.Crew skirt, $130


A vintage-inspired tee that will add just enough personality to an otherwise simple outfit

SHOP: Madewell tee, $33

The best bit about these pants? They look serious but feel like trackies, which means they’ll work from the playground to office with ease

SHOP: camilla and marc pants, $299



A really easy, throw-on dress that works with slides, trainers or even a block heel depending on your after-drop-off destination

SHOP: Assembly Label dress, $150


A nice alternative to tees and blouses, this wrap top adds an element of fun to simple bottoms

SHOP: Seed Heritage top, $99.95


The fun pom poms will distract from any tears at drop-off…

SHOP: Sundress dress, $166 



A great, classic sandal in a wear-with-everything hue

SHOP: K. Jacques sandals, $354


Utility shorts that somehow look cool

SHOP: bassike shorts, $270