So here’s the (very flexible) plan. Each month I’m going to serve up a collection of my favourite style, beauty and lifestyle picks. The emphasis is on EASY, so nothing is over-styled, uncomfortable or impractical. Think multi-use makeup products, simple yet effective skincare, activewear that can be tumble dried and fashion that will last for seasons to come.
In the interest of making things easy AF, the majority of my recommendations will be available right here in our online store and I’ll put up quick links for everything else.
So what do I have for you this month?
Well, shit’s getting festive so let’s sort you out for your special events. The ultimate party dress is here in all its tropical glory. Libby Watkins has transformed her signature artwork into the most spectacular kaftan you will ever put on your body. This is the epitome of glamorous holiday dressing, with the sequined embellishment solving any accessorising dilemmas. It’s enough if you want it to be, or you can go nuts and jewel it up. Your choice. For me, I’m just chucking on some barely there shoes and heading straight to cocktail hour. Job done.
Having a low key Christmas day but still wanna look the business? These Adrift cotton dresses are the solution. I love the white dress for a day of hosting at home, bare foot and effortlessly gorgeous. It has pockets for stashing the good Roses (Turkish Delight is my jam), and the loose fit means you can do sweet-savoury-repeat till you pass out.
If your girls need a proper bra, but you still want a cool, whimsical option for the big day, then the blue Lucy dress is an absolute winner. The colour and cut are sensational and you can dress it up with heels if things get a little fancy. Perfect option for a lunch out at your local.
It’s getting hot out there. Time to get wet. Whether you’re after something sexy, sun-safe or a super pretty print, Capriosca Swimwear have you covered. These are my hot picks for togs that survive bomb dives, big waves and building sandcastles. The Sport Luxe ¾ Sleeve gives you chlorine resistant fabric, with strategic ruching around the belly and a zip to control the amount of cleavage you feel like flashing. The Black Tie serves up serious sexy vibes in a completely customisable one piece. Tie it up any way you like to suit your body, style and mood. And lastly, my favourite swimsuit of the summer, the Geo Stripe one piece. I feel all the things in this one piece – sexy, fun, pretty, comfortable, supported, stylish and active. Just add a matching sarong and get out there and have fun.
Speaking of fun. Sometimes exercise isn’t. But you can make it a bit more exciting in jazzy pants! It’s not just the prints that make Loznpoz leggings my favourite active brand, it’s the way they feel, wear and last, that really floats my boat. I wear a pair pretty much every day. One pair will usually get two wears a week and I don’t have time to be gentle with them when laundering. They get chucked in the wash and then in dryer with all the other sweaty stuff. My first pair are still going strong after two years of solid work and wear. The prints are just a beautiful bonus. And the feel? Like a second skin.
Wanna know my ultimate favourite pick for summer? The One Cool Mother muscle tee of course. I love the muscle style. It’s roomy, airy and works looks ace over togs, activewear or a lacey bra. It can be worn either long to cover your bum, or scrunched up on the hip if you wanna show it off. You could even chop the bottom off for a super cool cropped style. My choice of styling? To knot it at the back with a hair tie. It’s made from high quality organic cotton and keeps its size and shape even if it you treat it badly.
Last but not least, the bags. Fabulous meets function with these three winners. Firstly, the Libby Watkins reversible tote in Fleur de Paradis. These bags are so versatile and practical. You’ll be gobsmacked at just how much stuff you can fit in one. And it comes with a little surprise mini pouch inside. It’s a bag in a bag! The compliment factor on one of these beauties is off the charts, so be prepared.
Libby has also done a small neoprene cross body bag with three zip sections. THREE!!! It’s tiny, but mighty practical for active girls or for women looking for a hands free option at cocktail hour. Perfect for beach walks and bike rides too.
And of course, no bag wardrobe is complete without a foldable canvas tote, with a cool AF gold logo on it. This is a perfect way to tell the cool mofos in your life how much you dig them or keep it for yourself and tell the world about your awesomeness instead. Either way, it’s coof AF and you should get one, or three.
So there you have it. My first style collection for One Cool Mother. I hope you find the site and shop a fun and easy place to navigate. I would love to hear what you think or if there is anything you need help with, shoot me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for visiting xx.