Mumsnet Swears By: September 2017

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Back to school essentials as recommended by Mumsnetters. From life-changing night creams, to the perfect pair of skinny jeans – with a few luxe treats thrown in there for good measure – these are the products Mumsnetters couldn't get enough of this September.

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Swears by 28 September

M&S SKinny Leg Jeans, £19.50

<h3><a href="">M&S SKinny Leg Jeans, £19.50</a></h3>

Slim fit, mid-rise jeans with just the right amount of stretch

“They aren't actually skinny, but they're less flappy than straight-leg. They are the most flattering jeans I've ever come across. And I buy a lot of clothes!” imjessie

Buy them now from M&S

Clarks Orinoco Spice Boots, £55.20 - were £69

<h3><a href="">Clarks Orinoco Spice Boots, £55.20 - were £69</a></h3>

Ankle boots that will add a subtle edge to an everyday outift – available in three colours

“I love Clarks Orinoco Spice boots. I have them in tan but am planning on getting them in black and grey because I love them soooo much.” SisterA

Get 20% off with code: BTS17

Buy it now from Clarks

Shark Rocket Vacuum Cleaner, £99.98 - was £179.99

<h3><a href="">Shark Rocket Vacuum Cleaner, £99.98 - was £179.99</a></h3>

An ultra-lightweight vacuum cleaner which can also be converted into a handheld

“I can honestly say it’s the best thing I’ve bought in ages – who would have thought vacuuming could be so much fun? My carpets look a different colour afterwards!” kafelnikov

Buy it now from Amazon

Superdrug Vitamin E All Over Body Cream, £2.99

<h3><a href="">Superdrug Vitamin E All Over Body Cream, £2.99</a></h3>

A non-greasy, intensely hydrating cream

“It smells lovely, sinks in quickly and really makes my skin look good. I've used all sorts and this is my favourite by far.” happy2behomely

Currently buy one, get one half-price

Buy it now from Superdrug

Hush Fine Kate Crew Jumper, £65

<h3><a href="">Hush Fine Kate Crew Jumper, £65</a></h3>

A soft, cosy knit – perfect for layering and available in two colours

“I love my grey one and am tempted to go for the other colour, too.” chloechloe

Free delivery and returns with code: AUTUMN17

Buy now from Hush

Swears By Splurge: Stevie Zip Top Backpack, £199

<h3><a href="">Swears By Splurge: Stevie Zip Top Backpack, £199</a></h3>

Stylish like a handbag, practical like a rucksack – this Jigsaw bag is a hardworking investment piece. Fully lined, with adjustable straps and a secure zip closure, this wear-with-everything bag comes in five colours. We especially love it in burgundy (but want one of each…).

“I love it. It's beautiful leather, thick but soft, and not as heavy as I expected. Lovely to carry. Very roomy. Love the zip top, easy to find everything. Wish I could afford more than one colour.” Ladyintheradiator

Buy now from Jigsaw

Swears by 21 September

Celtic and Co. Classic Sheepskin Boots, £145

<h3><a href="">Celtic and Co. Classic Sheepskin Boots, £145</a></h3>

Boots made with 100% British sheepskin, leather-bound edges and rubber soles – available in three colours

“I genuinely let out a little sigh of pleasure when I put my Celtics on. They are the warmest and softest boots. I love them.” NashvilleQueen

Buy now from Celtic and Co.

Tu Luxurious Soft Touch Leggings, £7.50 (were £10)

<h3><a href="">Tu Luxurious Soft Touch Leggings, £7.50 (were £10)</a></h3>

Super-soft leggings that won't fade or sag – now 25% off

“They're the best leggings I've ever tried, and I literally have a drawer full of leggings of various brands and price ranges” Branleuse

Buy now from Sainsbury's

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Foam Wash, £3.99

<h3><a href="">L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Foam Wash, £3.99</a></h3>

A non-drying gel wash which transforms into a light foam and detoxifies the skin

“This stuff works. I have been using it for a couple of weeks now and my pores are very reduced, my skin is soft and it just looks so much better” Miracle33

Buy now from Boots

Maybelline Rose Poudre Super Stay nail polish, £3.72

<h3><a href="">Maybelline Rose Poudre Super Stay nail polish, £3.72</a></h3>

Perfect pink gel nail varnish

“Spotted it on a colleague, bought it, never found anything quite as perfect. Honest. Oh, and less than a fiver.” hawleybits

Buy now from Amazon

Swears By Splurge: The North Face Arctic Parka, £350

<h3><a href="">Swears By Splurge: The North Face Arctic Parka, £350</a></h3>

A long-line waterproof parka with a flattering nipped-in waist – this coat is a true investment piece. Insulated with goose down and trimmed with a removable faux fur hood, it will keep you snug for many winters to come.

“I've had an Arctic Parka for about five years now. It still looks as good as it did the first year and is gloriously warm and waterproof.” ArbitraryName

“I have the Arctic Parka. It's five years old but still looks nearly new. It's the most expensive item of clothing I've ever bought, but it was worth every last penny!” Frogsoup

Buy it now from The North Face

Swears by 14 September 2017

Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Facial Oil, £18.50

<h3><a href="">Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Facial Oil, £18.50</a></h3>

A nourishing oil made with damask rose to replenish moisture and boost radiance

“I've used it for years – it's the one beauty product that I can't go without.” MozzchopsThirty

Buy now from John Lewis

Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon, £7.99

<h3><a href="">Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon, £7.99</a></h3>

A silky, easy-to-apply lipgloss with a hint of colour

“Lightweight, super glossy and nicely moisturising. It's labelled as a lipstick but I would say it's more a glossy balm really. Proudly Naked is a great my-lips-but-better shade. I love it.” Cakescakescakes

Buy now from Boots

Sure Women Maximum Protection Deodorant Cream, £4.99

<h3><a href="">Sure Women Maximum Protection Deodorant Cream, £4.99</a></h3>

An antiperspirant providing heavy duty protection without being harsh on skin

“The Sure cream changed my life – after years of sweat patches I can wear grey clothes without worrying AND smell nice.” Dairymilkmuncher

Buy now from Boots

Amazon Basics 6ft charging cable, £6.99

<h3><a href="">Amazon Basics 6ft charging cable, £6.99</a></h3>

An extra long, Apple certified, nylon braided lightning to USB charger

“The Amazon basics ones are far, far more durable than the Apple ones – and cheaper. Much cheaper.” ArbitraryName

Buy now from Amazon

Swears by splurge: All Saints Bales leather jacket, £318

<h3><a href="">Swears by splurge: All Saints Bales leather jacket, £318</a></h3>

This is a chic, grown-up biker jacket. Crafted from super-soft lamb's leather and without too much metalwork, it's incredibly flattering. A definite investment piece.

“Mine has got better with age. The cut is just exquisite, and I've never seen anything like it anywhere else. I don't like jackets with loads of zips and studs – this is really simple and elegant. I always get compliments when I wear it too, it's so flattering.” bananafish81

Buy now from All Saints

Swears by 7 September 2017

M&S Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream, £22

<h3><a href="">M&S Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream, £22</a></h3>

Anti-wrinkle, brightening night cream

“It has basically given me a new face in three days. I can't recommend it enough. I don't sleep well (understatement) and usually look like I've been dug up. This stuff makes me look dewy and fresh and bright – it's amazing.” Mumbod

Buy now from Marks & Spencer

Tesco F&F Contour High Rise Skinny Jeans, £22

<h3><a href="">Tesco F&F Contour High Rise Skinny Jeans, £22</a></h3>

Stretchy, smoothing and sculpting for a flattering fit

“I have several pairs of F&F jeans, they last well and are comfy. They never lose their shape or fall down. I buy the ones with the Lycra label on which are more expensive but absolutely worth it.” Boredomismyenemy

Buy now from Tesco

Naissance Cold Pressed Castor Oil, £4.49

<h3><a href="">Naissance Cold Pressed Castor Oil, £4.49</a></h3>

Get thicker, softer, glossier hair with this bargain dupe for Philip Kingsley's Elasticizer

“I didn't have high hopes for this, but I've just dried my hair and it feels amazing: unbelievably soft, swishy and shiny. Same result as when I leave Elasticizer on overnight.” Beadieeye

Buy now from Amazon

Seasalt Westery Mac, £165

<h3><a href="">Seasalt Westery Mac, £165</a></h3>

A cotton A-line coat that's waterproof, windproof and breathable with a removable hood

“Mine is guaranteed waterproof for life. It has taped seams, and is really good quality. I love it.” BarchesterFlowers

Buy now from Seasalt

Swears by splurge: Baukjen leather leggings, £296.65 with code (RRP £349)

<h3><a href="">Swears by splurge: Baukjen leather leggings, £296.65 with code (RRP £349)</a></h3>

Looking for an alternative to your trusty skinny jeans? These super-soft stretch leather leggings are a game-changer. Made from 100% luxury European leather with a comfortable, elasticated waist – it's no wonder Mumsnetters are raving about them.

“I am really impressed with the Baukjen leather leggings. I have worn my black pair to death so am considering buying a pricier pair when these give up the ghost – although that won't be anytime soon.” DameDoom

Get 15% off all orders over £59, plus free delivery and returns with code: MUM217

Buy now from Baukjen

If you want even more recommendations, check out Swears By for August 2017.