Yes, you read that heading right, winter. It may only just be September but as the autumn collections have been in-store and online for some time now, the winter collections are starting to drop and why should this month just mean new uniforms, school shoes and stationery? Us mamas need a new wardrobe too, non?!
With this in mind and thoughts of cosy knits, chic winter coats and all the treats that cooler weather style has to offer, one lust-worthy brand which ticks these boxes is Baukjen.
If you don’t already know the name, you’re missing out, but you can’t have missed sister-brand Isabella Oliver, the must-have name in maternity clothes. Known for their effortless pieces in supersoft jersey and flattering tailoring this same style is brought into Baukjen (named after the founder herself) for those of us without bumps.
Today sees the launch of Baukjen‘s winter collection which features ochre accents (one of the colours of this season) and grey merino knits alongside berry and forest green leather, sounds luxurious, hey? Well you’d be right, but these are timeless pieces which, like Isabella Oliver are great quality so they’re perfect to build up a wardrobe of capsule basics or invest in key items which you can mix into your existing smart wardrobe if you’re a working mama.
As always with Baukjen the styling is something to swoon over and inspire you to mix subtle prints (marl sweater and dalmatian print), play with texture (leather and wool), and tweak (a rolled sleeve) or add an unexpected block colour (an ochre skirt).
The grey knit
The luxe leather skirt
I’ve put together my key picks from the new Baukjen collection and show how easily they can create two looks without any effort in the morning, and that’s what we all want, right?!
As regular readers will know, I love a printed top to act as a camouflage for child-related mess that always finds itself onto our clothes, as well as its tummy-disguising properties and I’m loving knits in lighter colours this season. There’s something about a soft grey sweater that nails the effortless, yet chic-mama look. If you’re conscious of a bigger bust, Baukjen also do a similar sweater with a deep V-neck which will instantly flatter an ample chest.
One more key pick from the collection is the knit poncho. A lightweight layer to ease us into autumn that’s perfect if you’re breastfeeding, flattering if you’re pregnant and will disguise a tum if you’re not; win-win!