“My style has changed quite a bit. In the last 5 years, I’ve been a working professional, pregnant with twins (and I was NOT a cute pregnant lady), and a mom. In the beginning of motherhood, I was a yoga pants queen. As the kids have gotten older and I don’t have to tote them around as much I’m able to really dress more like ‘me’. My style is everchanging. I’m a prep at heart with a twist of trend. I love fashion trends, but I try to stay grounded and buy simple pieces that I know will be classics.”
There’s just something about a tailored long jacket that adds instant chic and polish. This fantastic collarless blue number has a Chanel-esque retro vibe that works brilliantly with the fashionable feel of the rest of the outfit. The jacket worn open creates nonchalant structure, while the V-neck top elongates the neckline and adds textural interest. Distressed toothpick jeans are worn as slim-fitting boyfriends. Sporting trendy high-heeled lace-up sandals in a tan shade close to the natural skintone lengthens the legline. Chunky statement bracelets and necklace bring some beloved bling to the party.
A wonderful outfit that illustrates the power of Modern Classics. Lulu loves blue, and the colour loves her right back! A dark blue denim shirt is super versatile because it can be molded and worked into any style. Here, our blogger has tucked it into a kicky short full skirt, and turned up the collar for extra spunk. The wide white and blue stripes on the skirt are playful and crisp. The brown animal print belt adds depth to the outfit because it represents both pattern and texture. Pointy-toe pumps are 100% on trend, and mixing in the cobalt with the darker shades of blue is absolutely delightful. One single bracelet, rings, small earrings and gorgeous red Kate Spade bag are Lulu’s ladylike accessoires of choice. And don’t you just adore her cute freckles!
The neon pink silky shirt makes this look for me. It packs such a happy punch and livens up the beige tones in the outfit. Love the bootcut jeans too. They look elegant, plus a flare or bootcut can read a tad more dressy than skinnies or straight legs. And dressy is undoubtedly one of Lulu’s style descriptors. The one button blazer hits at exactly the right spot to create great outfit proportions. Patent pumps with pearly finish add subtle shine, the blue necklace is flattering against the pink and beige, and the bold arm candy is signature Lulu.
As a petite blogger, Lulu sometimes has fit challenges. Here are her tips to achieve good fit:
“There are definite challenges. But no one has a perfect body. I’m sort of lucky because even though I’m petite I have long legs. So often I have to buy regular pants and have them slightly hemmed because petite pants are too short! Find a good tailor and know your body are my tips. I really know what looks best on me and what doesn’t. Focus on the parts of your body you like and enhance them.”
Tucking skinnies into boots is such an easy mom-on-the-go formula. No worrying about perfect pant lengths, no need to commit to one heel height, and no soggy hems. A fluid fitting chunky knit jumper with fun contrasting elbow patches adds in the modern. The white button-down layered underneath is the crisp classic element. Knee-high mixed media boots with buckles bring textural interest and a touch of trendy toughness to the look. As does the spiky gold bracelet. Lulu is a jewellery girl at heart, and happily mixes gold and silver metals here. A bright red Kate Spade bag with clean lines and sweet XL bow detail is the perfect complement to the simple grey with blue and black colour palette.
Having a closet filled with go-to classics has definitely made the hectic morning routine easier for our busy mom:
“I’ll be honest, I’m not polished every day. But that’s part of being real. Most of the time I’m planning an outfit as I’m putting it on in the morning. There’s a lot of things I think about as I’m getting dressed — weather, mood, what’s not in my gigantic laundry pile. It’s really important to have good staples in your closet to make getting dressed easier. Great denim (I live in my jeans), classic crewneck sweaters, blazers, blouses. Beautiful classics that have great detail. Pieces that speak for themselves, that I can throw on with some great jewelry and go!”
A stripe with a difference. The intricate embroidery and neon pink turn this short-sleeved top into a statement piece. Pairing it with white pants makes the neon pop even more. So fun! The soft blue chambray shirt works beautiful with the rest of the colours. In addition, layering a button-down under a short-sleeved top is a clever way to get some extra mileage out of your Summer clothes. Keeping the jewellery fairly minimal and opting for a neutral-coloured tote and pumps lets this beautiful top be the well-deserved star of the show.
A fab casual coat elevates your outfits. Pick one in a beautiful, flattering-for-you colour and it will make you extra happy. I love this shade of blue with Lulu’s strawberry blonde hair and complexion. The oversized, knit collar provides plenty of textural interest without looking overhwelming on our 5’1″ blogger. Opting for a streamlined column of denim under the topper helps too; wearing the lighter blue shirt untucked over the darker skinnies creates an unbroken line. Fun leopard print pumps, a coral multi-layered necklace and several bracelets spice up the look. The neutral satchel picks up the brown in the footwear and finishes off the outfit.