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what do you wear on the school run?

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As above.

Ooh,it's got an internal draw string for the waist too.hmm

mirpuppet Sun 20-Oct-13 07:17:19

The coat you just linked doesn't that stylish to me or worth the money even half price

Mumof3xx Sun 20-Oct-13 07:32:46

I've just treated myself to a new coat, from river island. Warm, waterproof, ok to look at. No hood tho!

nooka Sun 20-Oct-13 07:32:46

If you like it, and it works for you (and you are OK with the cost) then buy it! Better to have clothes that you like and feel good in than try and buy things you think will help you fit in but you don't really like and then worry that you've not got it right anyway.

That's what I tell my kids anyway (non uniform school). Personally I just open the car door and bugger off on the days when the kids are lucky enough to get a lift smile In the days when I walked them to school I just wore whatever I was wearing, I didn't really fit in with the other parents anyway I don't think dressing differently would have made a lot of difference!

QueenCadbury Sun 20-Oct-13 07:33:55

I wear jeans, converse and this coat in winter. But on sunny days with no chance of getting wet I also wear a boucle jacket, a blazer or a wool peacoat.

There's a mixture of stuff on our school run. Most are casual in jeans or there's gym/running gear or work outfits. Dd now in y3 and I haven't encountered any bitchiness or stares yet as everyone's lovely.

Unless I'm in gym gear I accessorise with lipstick. As a sahm if we don't dress up for the school run, when can we?

mirpuppet No,that that stylish but as far as fully waterproof,windproof and being very warm goes it's good!And definitely worth half the price given that!

Snowlike Sun 20-Oct-13 08:06:54

Not keen on the coat, even for half the price. It looks dull, it might look great on though.

Fluffyconcrete Sun 20-Oct-13 08:16:27

Comfy stuff. Leggings and tunic tops normally. Flip flops in summer. Boots in winter. Parka coat. Waterproof wear is essential when raining.

There is a Mum who turns up in leather trousers and very high wedges and I think she looks like she is going nightclubbing. She looks silly and overdressed for doing school run. She reminds me a bit of Victoria Beckham mainly because she always wears such high footwear!

And no im not jealous!

Think the colour (like the colour) and the full fur lining (snuggly!) are drawing me.hmm

I really dislike parkas and look dreadful in them,most waterproof coats I find just yuck! Hence my problem lol

Snowlike Sun 20-Oct-13 08:36:40

I don't like parkas either but I see them as a necessary evil of living in a country where the weather is cold and wet. I resisted for many years but then I got a grip and have chose to be warm, dry and happy. I bought a North Face Arctic parka a few years ago, I know I resemble a yeti but I am so smugly warm that I don't care! grin

KatyPutTheCuttleOn Sun 20-Oct-13 08:42:05

Unless I am going to work I usually wear this onesie to mark the time of year. If going to work then smart trousers, a top and a cardigan.

JourneyThroughLife Sun 20-Oct-13 08:42:55

Fortunately the school run days are long past for me, which is just as well because I was really slummy...... We lived in the countryside and the school was quite a car ride away. I'd put put big coat on over the top of my nightwear and drive into the local market town and drop DD off without getting out of the car...
And go back and have a lovely long, relaxing bath without interruptions...!!

RainbowBob Sun 20-Oct-13 08:47:58

Totally know where you are coming from, op. When Dd1 started school I was forced, for the first time in my life, to buy a sensible coat... One that was actually, really waterproof, and not just showerproof, as well as warm. And I also had to buy a pair of boots that can only be described as hiking boots. Both horrible but needed to be done as sod's law states that it shall always rain at school pick up even if the rest of the day we have been basking in glorious sunshine and because waiting around in school playgrounds is a cold, cold business!

Oh,boots!I have not succumb to practical shoes.I think I'd die if I did!!!!!
I tend to go for nice looking boots (including knee high),with decent wedge heel but a gripping rubber bottom on them.Not easy to find though!!!

This isn't TOO bad,and it's my favourite colour.But I have flaming copper red hair!

Fuckitthatlldo Sun 20-Oct-13 11:04:09

I wear my naice smart wool coats on the school run (because they're what I've got - I don't do parka's or wind-breakers.) And then if it's wet I just take an umberella. I always walk whatever the weather. It has never once occurred to me that other mothers might be secretly judging!

What I tend to do if I'm just going straight back home is to shove on a t'shirt and jumper and a pair of leggings or black trousers, and then just button up my coat over the lot, chuck on some ballet pumps or black leather riding style boots (depending on the weather), wind a scarf around my neck and I'm good to go. Button up a big coat and nobody needs to know what's underneath - that's my motto!

LadyintheRadiator Sun 20-Oct-13 11:15:33

TripTrap that last coat you've posted is the nicest yet I think.

I wish I could 'like' Katy's post, dashing. Wish you were on my school run.

Fuckitthatlldo I was tempted after your post to stick with wool,but this morning is another one of those days (had a couple recently,one that left me soaked right through to my underwear,no coat that day though!) where it's blowing a gale with heavy rain and I know my coat will be soaked by the time I get back from school run!

Don't think I have much choice but to get a waterproof for rainy days lol at least I don't have to worry about drying coats out in time then!

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