We all know what it’s like – Monday morning, you’re running late and the kids are driving you mad already. The last thing you have time for is trying on loads of different outfits, right? Well, forget about that. We’ve chosen five of the best foolproof looks that easily combine style with the school run. There’s no such thing as too much denim, is there? After all, there’s a reason that it’s the star of most of our morning school run looks. Plus, it means these outfits are all still practical enough to get you through the hustle and bustle of the day. So if you’re wishing someone could just tell you what to wear in the morning, this is for you. Whether you’re heading off to work or running errands, working out your school gate style will be a doddle.

We all know what it’s like – Monday morning, you’re running late and the kids are driving you mad already. The last thing you have time for is trying on loads of different outfits, right? Well, forget about that. We’ve chosen five of the best foolproof looks that easily combine style with the school run. There’s no such thing as too much denim, is there? After all, there’s a reason that it’s the star of most of our morning school run looks. Plus, it means these outfits are all still practical enough to get you through the hustle and bustle of the day. So if you’re wishing someone could just tell you what to wear in the morning, this is for you. Whether you’re heading off to work or running errands, working out your school gate style will be a doddle.

The Suit

A suit isn’t as intimidating for the school drop off as you might think. Why not try something in an unexpected colour if you don’t want to look too corporate but still want to feel smart. Victoria Beckham’s bottle green version is such a good example of style and practicality that you can dress up or down with a Breton instead of a shirt and your fave trainers in place of heels. Plus, since you can wear the jacket and trousers separately with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a t-shirt on the weekends you’ve basically got 3 outfits in 1. That totally justifies treating yourself, right?

The Suit

A suit isn’t as intimidating for the school drop off as you might think. Why not try something in an unexpected colour if you don’t want to look too corporate but still want to feel smart. Victoria Beckham’s bottle green version is such a good example of style and practicality that you can dress up or down with a Breton instead of a shirt and your fave trainers in place of heels. Plus, since you can wear the jacket and trousers separately with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a t-shirt on the weekends you’ve basically got 3 outfits in 1. That totally justifies treating yourself, right?

Almond Toe Patent Platform Heels

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Slim Fit Suit Trousers (29 Inch Leg)

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The Pinafore Dress

This has to be the easiest outfit ever to throw on. Don’t be afraid of dungaree-inspired looks, unless you’re carrying a day-glo rucksack and wearing light up trainers you’re not in any danger of looking like an overgrown child. There are tonnes of ways to make it more grown up if you’re worried, a pair of heeled ankle boots or white trainers and a great bag should do the trick. One perk we definitely can’t ignore is the fact that this outfit works for practically every season – thanks to some clever layering with your favourite jumper or leather jacket this will be a year-round wardrobe winner.

The Pinafore Dress

This has to be the easiest outfit ever to throw on. Don’t be afraid of dungaree-inspired looks, unless you’re carrying a day-glo rucksack and wearing light up trainers you’re not in any danger of looking like an overgrown child. There are tonnes of ways to make it more grown up if you’re worried, a pair of heeled ankle boots or white trainers and a great bag should do the trick. One perk we definitely can’t ignore is the fact that this outfit works for practically every season – thanks to some clever layering with your favourite jumper or leather jacket this will be a year-round wardrobe winner.

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Papaya Petite Denim Pinafore - Darkwash

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Denim Pinafore - Darkwash

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Floral Embroidered Tote Bag

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The Flared Jeans

This classic outfit is another weather-proof wonder. We’re probably all guilty of just grabbing yesterday’s pair of jeans and a t-shirt when we can’t be bothered to think about what to wear, but what if getting dressed in the morning was just as easy and ticked the style box too? Mix up your denim and try some flares – make sure they’re super fitted to give the most flattering effect. Pair them with a loose blouse or shirt when the sun’s out and a jumper when the weather turns; just remember to tuck everything in to keep your shape sleek. Chunky heeled sandals or boots will make your legs look a mile long and finish the whole look off nicely, so you’ll be ready for everything from the school gates to lunch and back again.

The Flared Jeans

This classic outfit is another weather-proof wonder. We’re probably all guilty of just grabbing yesterday’s pair of jeans and a t-shirt when we can’t be bothered to think about what to wear, but what if getting dressed in the morning was just as easy and ticked the style box too? Mix up your denim and try some flares – make sure they’re super fitted to give the most flattering effect. Pair them with a loose blouse or shirt when the sun’s out and a jumper when the weather turns; just remember to tuck everything in to keep your shape sleek. Chunky heeled sandals or boots will make your legs look a mile long and finish the whole look off nicely, so you’ll be ready for everything from the school gates to lunch and back again.

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Stripe Bell Sleeve Blouse

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Square Tortoiseshell Sunglasses

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Caged Block Heels

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The Easy Dress

This is such an easy breezy outfit – you can pull this off with zero effort, which is just what we want to hear in the morning. There’s no need to worry about having too much on show either, if your legs aren’t your favourite feature just go for a knee-length option instead – try and resist going much longer though to avoid looking frumpy. A shift dress works on pretty much every shape too, so all that’s left for you to think about is what shoes you want to wear – think barely-there sandals when it’s warm and heeled ankle boots for chillier days. Sounds like someone just gained an extra 30 minutes in the morning…

The Easy Dress

This is such an easy breezy outfit – you can pull this off with zero effort, which is just what we want to hear in the morning. There’s no need to worry about having too much on show either, if your legs aren’t your favourite feature just go for a knee-length option instead – try and resist going much longer though to avoid looking frumpy. A shift dress works on pretty much every shape too, so all that’s left for you to think about is what shoes you want to wear – think barely-there sandals when it’s warm and heeled ankle boots for chillier days. Sounds like someone just gained an extra 30 minutes in the morning…

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Printed Frill Sleeve Dress - Yellow

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Lace Up Sandals

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Shirred Long Sleeve Jersey Dress - Burgundy

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Lace Up Sandals

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The High-Waisted Trousers

We like to think of this as the ultimate casual look because it’s halfway between smart enough for a meeting with the kids’ teachers and casual enough to see you through the rest of your day. Make it as dressy or laid-back as you like, you can’t go wrong with a white shirt if you want to look like a boss or a tucked in t-shirt to bring out your inner cool. One of the best things about this outfit is that it’s universally flattering – high-waisted trousers with a wide leg are guaranteed to make you look about a foot taller and let’s face it, who doesn’t want that? Top tip: if you’re on the petite side stick to something with a heel to make the most of this look, but longer legged ladies can work crisp white trainers.

The High-Waisted Trousers

We like to think of this as the ultimate casual look because it’s halfway between smart enough for a meeting with the kids’ teachers and casual enough to see you through the rest of your day. Make it as dressy or laid-back as you like, you can’t go wrong with a white shirt if you want to look like a boss or a tucked in t-shirt to bring out your inner cool. One of the best things about this outfit is that it’s universally flattering – high-waisted trousers with a wide leg are guaranteed to make you look about a foot taller and let’s face it, who doesn’t want that? Top tip: if you’re on the petite side stick to something with a heel to make the most of this look, but longer legged ladies can work crisp white trainers.

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Jessie High Waisted Jeans

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Studded Block Heel Strappy Sandals

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Jessie High Waisted Jeans

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