Ever been intrigued to see what your favourite Inflencers have in their wardrobes? Want to know where they like to shop, what their favourite items are and discover their most treasured accessories? This new Series of mine lets us discover the truth behind the style, the old clobber among the new and reveal the stories within the wardrobe.
That Mummy Smile
Wednesday’s Wardrobe Presents….
TELL US ABOUT YOU? I’m a mum to 4 daughters, a midwife, author and wife to Simon Hooper
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? Pretty relaxed, I love nothing more than a pair of lose fitting jeans, a blouse and a good trainer. Always accessorised with lots of gold jewellery and a bright lip stick.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU? Instagram is my window into clothes and fashion. As a busty size 12/14 woman I love nothing more than seeing women of a similar shape to me wearing clothes. I find small brands and learn how to mix and match the high street too.
DESCRIBE THE CURRENT STATE OF YOUR WARDROBE! It’s generally pretty organised. I’m about to transition into SS. I have a lot of wool or cashmere jumpers which need to be wrapped up and put away for the summer. My summer wardrobe is super colourful and lots of stripes and floral prints
WHAT’S YOUR MOST RECENT FASHION PURCHASE? I’ve just bought a lovely floral dress from h&m it looks great with a pair of converse or sandals so hope it’s versatile all summer
IS THERE A TREND YOU’RE LOVING RIGHT NOW? I’m not one for trends, I find my wardrobe transitions well from season to season mainly because I have an unhealthy obsession with grey jumpers (I have at least 10). I also love my m&s green Alex trench I bought 2 seasons ago but every time I whip it out I love it just as much as I did when I first bought it.
OLDEST ITEM IN YOUR WARDROBE YOU CAN’T SEEM TO PART WITH? My black leather Whistles jacket, I’ve had it now for almost 8 years and is still in great nick. I’ve worn it to weddings, festivals, I take it on holiday it’s just such a good jacket that works with everything
ANY FASHION FAILS YOU’VE MADE? Many! Skirt over jeans when I was 14 ala Bewitched, tee shirts over a long sleeve top? Skater over sized jeans with a key chain attached to my wallet! I could go on.
IS THERE A PARTICULAR COLOUR YOU’RE DRAWN TO? Pink, and shades of pink. I just love it. It flatters my skint tone, it makes me feel happy and I’m learning to wear it with red.
FAVOURITE HIGH STREET BRAND AND WHY? &other stories. It’s fun, a bit different than the other high street shops, well made but they change their stock quite quickly so you’re not in danger of turning up to a party in the same dress as someone else.
MOST TREASURED ACCESSORY YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT? My gold vintage charm bracelet that belonged to my granny.
HAS YOUR STYLE DIFFERED FROM PRE TO POST MOTHERHOOD? I became a mum at 23 so my fashion was questionable at that point in my life any way. I’m now 10 years into motherhood and feel more confident about my styles, body shape and decisions. I guess your 20’s you’re still working it all out but now in my 30’s I think I’ve got it sorted.
WHAT MESSAGE WILL YOU BE GIVING (or do you already) TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT STYLE AND BODY CONFIDENCE?
Dress for you and you only, feel 100% comfortable in your clothes including your underwear nothing is more uncomfortable than a badly fitted bra. Try not to compare your body shape to the magazines, a very small percentage of women look like those models. If you need a reality check go to a public swimming pool and then you’ll see real women and real bodies
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
LEOPARD OR STRIPE? both
SECOND HAND OR DOUBLE CLICK? Double click
HEELS OR FLATS? flats
STATEMENT EARRINGS OR NECKLACE? Earrings
HOARDER OR CLEARER? Clearer!
If you haven’t heard of Clemmie Hooper then you must be living on another insta planet! The other half to Father of Daughters (FOD), Clemmie aka Mother of Daughters (MOD) has successfully built her career as an Author (TWO books! ‘How to Grow a Baby *and push it out’ AND her most recent release ‘How to Grow a Baby Journal’), Blogger (www.gasandair.com), Influencer and InstaMum. She’s gorgeous and witty, has a beautiful family of girls (obvs) and lives on the Kent Coastline. Still working part time as a Midwife, Clemmie manages to juggle motherhood and being a sought after businesswoman to the best of her ability. Find her on Instagram HERE.
by Laura x