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Five Outfit Ideas for Mums Doing the School Drop Off

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It’s come to that time of year where school starts and mums look for inspiration on what to wear while doing the school drop off.

Some mums may head to work and be in their office attire, while others may wear their exercise gear to take advantage of the incidental exercise of walking their child to school. If you’re neither of those and are a mum with little cherubs, wanting to look stylish but casual at the school gates, here are 5 outfit ideas to cover you for 1 week of school drop offs.

The first outfit is a simple printed shift dress that can be chucked on with a pair of sandals and a medallion length necklace. The pattern does the talking which helps you get on with walking.

Simple Shift dress from Birdsnest
Simple Shift dress from Birdsnest

 The second outfit is the classic maxi dress. Again effortless to slide on, add a pair of sandals, sunnies and a necklace and you are good to go. A maxi is great if you haven’t shaved your legs. Best to check your underarms if choosing this option.

Maxi Dress from Yeltuor
Maxi Dress from Yeltuor

The third outfit is a simple top and jeans combo. The tee can be a plain colour dressed up with a long necklace, or it can be a patterned top with dangly earrings. The shoes could be converse or sandals. I love this type of outfit because you don’t have to think too much about it.

Image Source from Left to Right: Patterned Tee and Jeans, Black Tee & Jeans, Floral Top & Jeans
Image Source from Left to Right: Patterned Tee and Jeans, Black Tee & Jeans, Floral Top & Jeans

 The fourth outfit is print pants and a plain top. This is a fast outfit to put together and requires a necklace in the form of accessories and a pair of sunnies. This outfit can be dressed up if you have errands to run after the school drop off or dressed down with a plain, cap sleeve tee.

Image source Left to Right: Leopard Print Pants & Tee, White top & Summer Print Pants
Image source Left to Right: Leopard Print Pants & Tee, White top & Summer Print Pants

And last but not least the denim shorts and top combo. The pieces from this outfit can be intermixed with the jeans and top outfit. This is a great outfit for stay at home mums who need something stylish but super casual for home.

Image Source from Left to Right:
Image Source from Left to Right: Denim Shorts & Floral Top, Sporty Mum, White Tee & Denim Combo

All the outfits need to be easy to wear and shouldn’t require too much thought into putting together. Once you have a few outfits sorted out, they can be mixed and used as a uniform. Working out what you wear each day is half the battle of getting out the door on time.  

What kind of outfits do you wear when doing the school drop off?


Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are and

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