Between hectic mornings, long hours at our nine-to-five, meal preps for the family and running errands, super moms can find it extremely uninspiring to dress up sometimes. But as we all know, finding the time to take care of ourselves should not be neglected.
Looking and feeling chic doesn’t have to be difficult, not when you’ve got a capsule collection of essentials that balances utility with style. UNIQLO is just the right place to start when it comes to stylish items that are more than just the basics.
With just a handful of pieces, you’ll be able to put together timeless ensembles efficiently. We’ve curated five outfits that will not only fit right into your busy schedule (trust us, we know how hectic it can get), but also agree with different lifestyles.
Check out five key styles every busy woman can take inspiration from, as well as the essentials that belong in every super mom’s wardrobe.
The one-and-done shirt dress
Linen Blend 3/4 Sleeve Shirt Dress, $49.90, Mesh Skinny Belt, $39.90 and Teardrop Sunglasses, $19.90. Hat, stylist’s own.
Given how hot and humid it gets in Singapore, we take comfort very seriously when it comes to practical dressing.
This Linen Blend ¾ Sleeve Shirt Dress is lightweight and breathable to ensure that you stay cool while looking cool. It also comes in a breezy silhouette that won’t cling to your skin.
Style it with a Mesh Skinny Belt and straw hat for easy styling on the weekends.
The summer-ready dress
Linen Blend Sleeveless Dress, $49.90. Hat and shoes, stylist’s own.
Ideal for when you’re out and about, a sensible Linen Blend Sleeveless Dress is heaven-sent when it comes to quick and easy styling. It’s one of those summer dresses that you can throw on and go with minimal accessorising, and you’ll still look put together. It also has a flowy silhouette that won’t limit your movement throughout the day, so it’s perfect when you’re on the go.
The bra-as-a-top hack
Ribbed V Neck Bra Camisole, $29.90, Seersucker Circular Skirt, $39.90 and Metal Combination Sunglasses, $19.90. Denim jacket, stylist’s own.
Don’t worry, it isn’t as risque as it sounds. UNIQLO’s BRATOP collection are tops combined with built-in bra cups for all-in-one support and style, so you can skip out on all the fuss and concerns over visible bra straps and underwires poking at you throughout your day. Team the Ribbed V Neck Bra Camisole with a light, airy Seersucker Circular Skirt and a denim jacket for the ultimate brunch outfit.
The pop-of-colour cardigan
UV Cut Supima Cotton Crew Neck Cardigan, $29.90, AIRism Seamless V Neck Bra Camisole, $29.90, Linen Cotton Wide Cropped Pants, $49.90. Hat and shoes, stylist’s own.
Sometimes, giving an ensemble a little bright pop of colour can make all the difference in setting a dynamic outfit apart from a dull one.
Flattering neutrals can make up the bulk of your look, but a small touch of vibrant color will elevate it further and you’ll look like you invested way more effort into styling than you actually did.
This mint green UV Cut Crew Neck Cardigan will keep you warm while you battle the chilly AC at the office.
And when you’re headed out? Simply tie it around your waist or wear it as a scarf around your neck.
The ever-flattering wide leg pants
Drape Short Sleeve Blouse, $29.90, Belted Linen Wide Straight Pants (Striped), $49.90, Metal Combination Sunglasses, $19.90. Jacket and shoes, stylist’s own.
Flattering for all body types, comfortable and easy to move in, a pair of wide leg pants are essential to every busy woman’s closet.
This striped Belted Linen Cotton Wide Straight Pants are chic and sophisticated enough to take you from work to weekend. They can be easily dressed up with a polished blouse for happy hour as well.
Team them with an electric blue Drape Short Sleeve Blouse for maximum comfort and a soft mustard cardigan (yes, for that pop of colour styling trick above) for a casual yet refined look.
Check out highlights from the UNIQLO Women’s collection here.
Photography Darren Lim
Styling Bryan Goh
Makeup Rina Sim, using Dior
Hair Zeevy Tee, using OsiS+
Location The Great Madras