Hello new school year.
Thanks coming around so quickly. Once the nerves (mine and his) have settled at our new school, I’ll be back home relishing the peace that has descended on the house.
Oh wait. I’ve still got uni students at home for a few more weeks.
Master SY mentioned a few minutes before bed last night that he was “actually excited” about going to his new school. I think the visit yesterday to meet his teacher and see his classroom really helped.
Me, I’ve planned out an outfit (check later on Facebook or Instagram for today’s #everydaystyle) – it’s a combination of comfort with a key accessory or two.
There will be definitely comfortable shoes on my feet as the chances of getting a park nearby on the first day – when EVERYONE is parking and walking in – is as high as finding your dream pair of shoes in your size in an end-of-season sale. It just never happens.
Now, I realise that for many, planning what to wear on the school run is not on your list of priorities. That’s ok. As you were.
But I find if I make a little effort, it sets me up for the rest of the day. Yes, I work at home but I’m often off running errands after the drop off and maybe heading out to after-school activities at the end of the day.
A polished, smart-casual look works best for me. This two-minute makeup – or a variation on it – goes a long way to giving me a little lift too.
And if you work in an office, it’s about making your outfit work for your office not the school run (you’ll find some summer officewear tips here). That was me for many years. The key I found was wearing flat shoes into school, switching out to heels when back in the car or at the office.
If the whole concept of the school run is new to you – or you’re looking to change up your casual everyday style – then one of these two outfits below might offer some inspiration.
Oh, if you’re dropping off your child for the first time, there are two other essentials: big sunnies and waterproof mascara.
Don’t leave home without them.
Is school back for you? What’s your school drop-off uniform? Post a photo in the comments if you’d like to share.
PS. If you happen to see me at our new school, please come and say hi. It will make my day.