Style and Beauty

Mom uniform: The fuss-free outfit

Every mom will agree: There isn't enough time to fret over your wardrobe every day. Enter the dependable (but stylish) mom uniform. It's the go-to outfit that's comfortable, versatile and—most important—feels like you.

Mom uniform: The fuss-free outfit

Photo: James Tse

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Mom multitaskers

New mom Ayan Elmi is raising her five-month-old son, Mikaeel, with the help of her twin sister. And while the majority of her schedule revolves around her baby, she's also working on getting back to her modelling career. This means her wardrobe needs to have major multitasking game. Mom classics like long, easy dresses and loose tunics with leggings are a few of her favourite items. "One thing I've learned is to go with an outfit that doesn't need ironing, because I don't have time for that."

Above: On Ayan: Maxi dress, $49; bangle, $16 each; multi strap sandals, $24. On Mikaeel: Print bodysuit, $12. All available on

maxi dress, denim jacket and a tunic Photo: Adnan Saciragic. Stylist: Jeanie Lee

Above (left to right): Maxi print dress, $39; denim jacket, $49; cross neck dress, $39. All available on

summer dresses and accessories Photo: Adnan Saciragic. Stylist: Jeanie Lee

Above (left to right): Tortoise shell sunglasses, $19; grommet slip ons shoes, $29; cross neck long dress, $29; print scarf, $19. All available on


Tip: A big scarf can do double duty as a nursing cover and a maxi dress feels like pyjamas yet looks professional.

mother and son with a jungle background Photo: James Tse. Photo: James Tse. Set design: Caitlin Doherty. Stylist: Shea Hurley. Hair + Makeup: Sophie Hsin

Comfort is key

As mom to Jake, 4, and Benjamin, 2, Valeria Lipovetsky's days are jam-packed. For her, comfort is a style priority, whether it's stretchy jeans, a flow shirt or comfy shoes. Her don't-leave-home-without-it tip? Always carry an extra layer. If something spills (and, let's face it, something will!), you can slap a jacket or cardigan overtop and you're good to go. "The boys will come up to me and be like 'Mom, Mom!' and start pulling my shirt, so it needs to be stretchy."


Above: On Valeria: Tie front top, $29; classic slim grey jeans, $39; bangle, $16 for the set; fedora, $16; slide sandals, $29. On Jake: Stripe tee, $14; cargo shorts, $19; slip on sneakers, $19. All available on

shirts and pants laid out on pink background Photo: Adnan Saciragic. Stylist: Jeanie Lee

Above (clockwise from top left): Stripe bomber, $49; print tank, $19; cuffed pants, $39; crochet tunic, $34. All available on

Tip: Cute cropped pants get you through the in-between weather.

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