… and what i’ll be wearing this autumn too!
In a rare moment of organisation (they’re fewer and fewer these days!) I actually got ahead of myself and sorted school uniform last week. We’re only just starting our Summer holidays over here, but there’s something lovely (and a little bit smug! ;)) about having the new term’s gear already hanging in the wardrobe.
We absolutely adore M&S in general, and their school uniform is no exception at all. It’s my go-to every year, and hits the nail on the head every time, with regards to affordability, washability (made up word but should totally be a thing, right?) practicality and comfort. You know what you are getting I think, and the same high level of quality that M&S is renowned for is always evident in their school lines too.
September always starts so full of promise – new books, shiny new shoes, the smell of pencils and a whole academic year ahead. I mean, we’ve usually scuffs on the shoes and yoghurt down the shirts by break time on day one, but at least I’m confident that I’m sending my guys out looking spick and span first off.
I love how M&S school uniform is built with both kids and parents in mind. From stain resistant technology to easy-iron, adjustable waists to suit growing bodies and Freshfeet options in school shoes, everything is designed to be user friendly and to last. The uniform that I bought last July still looked as good as new at the end of term in June, and took me minimal time to wash and press each Sunday evening. Anything that caters to busy parents, whilst providing real comfort (no scratchy shirts or stiff leather here!) is a total winner in my book. And it’s always a bonus if kids actually want to wear it too!
As a layover from my teaching days, I’ve always viewed the start of September as a time for starting my Autumn wardrobe too. Even now, back to school for the kids symbolises a return to full throttle freelance life for me, and dressing comfortably but professionally is always key. I find I’m so much more productive if I’m actually ready for the day, but cool and comfortable are still real priorities for me whilst working. M&S never fails to come up trumps for the adults in the group too, and I’m ready to take on whatever the Autumn season throws at me – whether it’s frantic deadlines, running for emergency PE kit supplies, or the craziest packed lunch request.
I guess the key to cracking this school mum thing is in being prepared. I definitely can’t always claim to be organised, but on the outside at least we look neat and put together. And for those small mercies I’m very thankful.
Here’s to another really successful school year!
**This post was written in collaboration with M&S Ireland and Shopping Links. As always, all words, images, opinions and love of shiny new shoes is entirely our own.**