What I Wore | Mama on the Run Outfit

What I Wore | Mama on the Run Outfit wearing vintage scarf hairbow, tunic, Mavi jeans, ballets, Anizoe bag, Next loafers from Ezibuy @kimbalikes #kimbalikes kimbalikes.com

Do you have a go to outfit? For when you’re busy, running errands, driving, getting shiz done, transporting people, carrying stuff, and you need to be comfy and cute.

My go to outfit when I can’t figure out what else to wear is always a dress.  It’s most of the hard work done for me.  But on a busy day when I need to be practical, I have a Mama on the Run outfit.

Mama on the Run Outfit

Here’s my go to failsafe outfit for those days when you don’t have the time to bother – but don’t want to look like you didn’t bother!

  • Oversized skinny jeans
  • Tunic top
  • Slip on shoes
  • Vintage scarf tied as a hairbow
  • Oversized leather tote

Mama on the Run Outfit | oversized skinny jeans

A pair of oversized skinny jeans is my Mama on the Run outfit base piece.  Oversized skinny jeans sounds like a misnomer, right?

The trick is to find a pair of skinny jeans with a decent amount of stretch that are half to one size too big.  Not so big that they’re going to fall down, but not so fitted that you can’t bend and stretch and move comfortably.

I’m wearing a pair of Mavi Alexa Mid Rise Skinny jeans in classic black | click to shop

What I Wore | Mama on the Run Outfit wearing vintage scarf hairbow, tunic, Mavi jeans, ballets, Anizoe bag, Next loafers from Ezibuy @kimbalikes #kimbalikes kimbalikes.com

Mama on the Run Outfit | tunic top

The next piece of my Mama on the Run outfit is a short sleeved tunic.  Long enough to cover my bum and tum when I’m bending over, running errands, with arm and shoulder coverage to sort out any bra strap issues.

A neckline that means I’m not flashing anyone is a good option too.

My tunic top is thrifted from the opshop and features little bunnies on the print – I had to have it, right?

Mama on the Run Outfit | comfy slip on shoes

A pair of comfy shoes is an essential for my Mama on the Run outfit.  A pair of slip on shoes that have built in support are the perfect choice.  They look smarter than a pair of trainers, yet are almost as comfy, and can be kicked on and off in a hurry.

A trainer / ballet flat hybrid is a great option, as is a pair of Mox (especially on a rainy day), or a preppy loafer.

I’m wearing Ziera ballet flats with built in support.

Mama on the Run Outfit | scarf hairbow

A vintage souvenir scarf tied as a hairbow is my signature go to – and is just perfect for my Mama on the Run outfit.  It disguises dirty hair in style, keeps your hair off your face and adds a retro cute je ne sais quoi to your outfit.

I’m wearing a 50s silk Kiwiana bird printed scarf tied as a hairbow.  Want to know how to do this? Click here, my dear!

Mama on the Run Outfit | oversized tote

The final essential for a Mama on the Run outfit is an oversized tote.  One you can sling over your arm and access easily – no buckles or zips to slow you down. Plus enough room to stuff full of the errands you need to run!  Parcels to be posted, items to return, bills to be paid, plus all that kid stuff you wind up carrying.  I still tote stuff for my very-nearly 11 year old!

Pop your essentials like phone, keys and wallet in a little clutch with a wrist strap or a cross body strap for easy access.

I’m carrying my Anizoe leather tote.

Accessorise with a watch, and a slick of tinted lipgloss that you can apply one handed as you’re walking to your next errand, and you’re good to go.

Shop My Style Mama on the Run Outfit | comfy jeans, tunic, ballets, scarf hairbow and tote bag #kimbalikes @kimbalikes kimbalikes.com

Shop My Style | Mama on the Run Outfit

  • Mavi Alexa Mid Rise Skinny Jeans $129.95 | click to shop
  • Katies Short Sleeve Tunic $49.95 | click to shop
  • Colette by Colette Hayman printed bandanna $5.95 | click to shop
  • Supersoft by Diana Ferrari Flex in Pewter Metallic $119.95 | also available in Platinum Metallic, Gunmetal, Raspberry, Red, Light Taupe | click to shop
  • Anizoe Heather Bucket Bag $79.95 | click to shop

Do you have an equivalent of my Mama on the Run outfit?

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    Love your mama on the run outfit XxReplyCancel

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  • Alex - 10 April 2015 - 3.41 am

    That tunic is beautiful! And yes, my go to outfits for these kind of things look similar. Skinny pants and during winter it is often a longer button down shirt under a sweater or a longer sweater. In summer it’s just a t-shirt.

    Alex – Funky JungleReplyCancel

  • Sydney Fashion Hunter - 9 April 2015 - 10.20 am

    Love your black skinnys! Stop by by Wednesday link up (now live!) if you get a chance 🙂


  • Claire Chadwick - 8 April 2015 - 10.17 pm

    You do head scarves SO WELL!!!

  • Bec @ Styled by Bec - 8 April 2015 - 12.13 pm

    I very much love this mama on the run outfit. It’s definitely something I would wear running around with my little girls. I do love wearing tunic over leggings during winter. It’s my go to outfit. Very well styled Kimba. I hope you are feeling better after being sick over the weekend. Your poor pet. xxReplyCancel

  • Sonia Bavistock - 8 April 2015 - 2.02 am

    I may not be a Mum on the Run, but I totally love – and regularly rock – this look!ReplyCancel

  • The Fashionable Mum - 8 April 2015 - 1.51 am

    Tunics and jeans are the perfect mum on the run look. In fact, I’m rocking a version today.xReplyCancel

  • Style on V - 7 April 2015 - 9.19 pm

    You are so sassy lovely lady. Love the look especially the head scarf. V xReplyCancel

  • Iris May Style - 7 April 2015 - 8.40 pm

    You’ve nailed this look..bum covering and little bunnies in the same post. Bam! xxReplyCancel

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