Prior to dd, now 3, my warm tops consisted of nice knits (usually hand wash) and fleeces.
The nice stuff was for work, evenings out, going into town etc etc and the fleeces were for being outside doing sport, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, etc etc. I was either actively doing sport, or doing activities where I wouldn't either sweat or get muddy. All was well with my wardrobe.
Now I've got dd, I'm stuck for what to wear when outside doing kids stuff, ie going to parks etc. I definitely don't want to wear fine knits, but feel frumpy in fleeces.
What is the middle ground? For when I might get a bit dirty, I might sweat a bit running around, where I don't necessarily want to look super stylist but want to avoid looking frumpy?
I'm 40, but look younger, a size 12-14 with an hour glass figure and 32e boobs.
I have a couple of short trench jackets but sometimes I do wear a fleece as it's just so practical. It's a north face one and well fitted as opposed to baggy so it's as stylish as a fleece can get. If I have it on with my usual jeans and converse I don't feel frumpy.