Do you wear a uniform? I do, I call it the freelance / mum uniform. No, it is not just PJ’s – as I still have the school run to do each day!
I have noticed that there are several types of mum’s on the school run.
- The working mum who dashes at the drop off. Eyes fixed ahead as they search for the open door so that they can dash to work. They wear suits and smart clothes, always heels
- The SAHM jeans with converse. They amble and chat, they know everyone and appear never to be in any type of rush.
- The gym mum running pants, trainers and hair in pony tail gives this mum away. As soon as little one has been dispatched she will be off to the gym or out running.
These mums are all given away by how they look.
When I was teaching my uniform was generally black trousers or skirt with a top. I was never a full suit kind of teacher as I like to be comfy. When Chloe started sixth form she was glad that she would no longer be wearing a uniform. Instead the dress code is formal with a jacket. This roughly translates into skirts that are far from professional as they are too short. The no shoulder or belly buttons on display rule has slipped a little by the wayside since the early clampdown in September. However an email landed in our boxes saying that the girls uniform is under scrutiny again and they will not be allowed their early Friday finish if they are not looking smart enough.
I like a uniform as it saves time getting dressed each day. It is most definitely cheaper than not having a uniform too. In this infographic 4imprint deconstruct the uniform and I have to say I agree with them on this. I am glad my children’s schools wear a uniform.
Back to my uniform, it is a jeans and jumper type uniform. It is definitely practical but not always the most inspiring I have thought about getting some blog printed T-Shirts T Shirts printed for when I go to events to help people connect with who I am.
My mum uniform tends to consist of jeans, ankle boots, green parka coat with a chunky scarf! What does yours look like?