How to nail the school run with zero effort required

Now, hands up if you’ve been guilty of showing up at the school gates looking like you’ve just rolled out of bed – no judgment, it’s definitely happened to all of us. With all your focus on getting the kids out the door (in a somewhat timely manner) this usually leaves you and your outfit left for second best. 

With just a few tweaks of our wardrobe staples you can create a more elevated and stylish school run outfit. Think straight leg jeans instead of skinny, or even ditch the denim and opt for leather trousers – we promise it's not as scary as you think! A jacket with a more relaxed fit is always going to serve a more modern and updated look. Selecting trainers that are classic will balance out your jogging bottoms. And opting for knitwear in bright colours will look good and boost your mood too – crucial for those early mornings. 

Mix and match from our top picks, to guarantee a school run style that the other mum’s will envy! 

Coats & Jackets

This is the main focus of your outfit so it’s essential you get it just right. You want to avoid the dated anorak style. A raincoat with a boxy and minimal shape takes a practical coat and makes it more fashion-forward. Puffer coats, you either want it cropped or longline, again a more relaxed shape gives the effortless street style look that we are all after. And before the really cold weather sets in layering along line knitted cardigan with a t-shirt will always look good.


Now you can’t go wrong with a simple white tee, but to add that something extra pick out a slogan or graphic tee which will add more interest to the look. When it comes to your knitwear, don’t fall into the trap of black and navy, be bold and bright! Choosing colours that will complement your skin tone will bring life to your face and outfit!


Start a rotation between jeans, joggers and PU bottoms. Go for straight leg jeans and turn up the bottom so you can style them with trainers, or opt for a mom jean. Both create a more modern look when it comes to denim. Let’s face it joggers are a must for the school run, style them with t-shirts and leather jackets. And leather look trousers or leggings adds a new element to your look, wearing them with knitwear creates a brilliant contrast in textures.


It’s all about the trainers! The most practical and easy option for when you’re dropping off the kids, choosing a classic style means that it will last for year to come too. A firm favourite for us are the Vanessa Wu Trainers. This style of chunky platform sole will give you height and looks more contemporary giving your denim a new lease of life when styled together. To really save on time in the morning go for Velcro style, when we say minimal effort required, we really mean it!

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