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How to make the most of Monochrome

When we shop we tend to buy things in the colours that we like most or that we have been complemented in. For some of us this means that our wardrobe can look pretty samey- with lots of different items in the same colour, tones and hues.

I’m going to show you how to swap those, ‘I have nothing to wear’ mornings or, ‘I’ll look silly if I wear all yellow’ days.

It’s pretty simple, I promise and soon you’ll be be able to mix and match regardless of colours.

TEXTURE IS KEY!

When wearing any monochromatic outfit, or wearing one colour in different tones or shades, I’d always always recommend mixing up textures.

Texture is an important element when putting together monochromatic looks otherwise if your monochromatic outfit consisted of just one fabric it would most likely look pretty dull.

This beauty here has paired her plum breastfeeding top with a faux fur gilet in the same colour.

It’s a simple combination but it looks chic because of the different textures.

TRY IT YOURSELF!

My suggestions: try mixing cotton with leather for a cool look, wool and canvas (shoes) for a casual look or satin and velvet for a more formal look.

Don’t head out and buy more if you don’t need to, fast fashion is fast becoming a thing of the past! Why not shop your wardrobe and see what you can come up with.

Be sure to send in photos or tag us in your posts – @chicanddiscreet

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3 Ways To Style The Beige Breastfeeding Top.

Classy

Wearing similar colours together can make any outfit look well put together and chic. Always pair with the different items later for a completely different look. But it’s Christmas add some gold glitz or sequins for a festive look.

Neutral

Pair this top with more neutral colours for a more formal ensemble. If your headed back to work try pairing it with a khaki or camel colour blazer set. If your work allows for it you could swap the blazer for a cardigan.

Casual

If there’s no occasion in particular pairing this top with simple denim jeans means you can take this look anywhere from a quick school run, then to play group and a coffee catch up with some friends.

The best thing about all of these looks is that they’re breastfeeding friendly with the Chic and Discreet Long Sleeve Breastfeeding Top – Beige.

I love to see how you style our clothes, be sure to tag us in your photos.

Happy Styling.

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Breastfeeding: What is it?

Breastfeeding is the natural way of providing infants, toddlers and young children with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. This method of feeding offspring has been prominent since the beginning of time.

Mamas use the milk produced by their own breasts or the breasts of another human mother to feed their babies. This can be done through direct breastfeeding or through pumping the milk and then feeding their babies.

At first, colostrum, which is the sticky, yellow, breast milk, is produced at the end of pregnancy. This is recommended by the World Health Organisation as the perfect food for the newborn. It’s not much, it won’t fill up bottles and bottles, but it is the perfect amount for your newborn. Then mother’s milk comes in at around day 3 – 5.

Breastfeeding is a supply and demand process, meaning that the more stimulation and ‘demand’ there is for milk to be produced, the more milk will flow. This is true for both breasts in their own right” if you continually stimulate one breast only that breast will produce a constant flow of milk. This is why it is recommended that you feed or pump from both breasts.

According to the WHO, virtually all mothers can breastfeed, provided they have accurate information, and the support of their family, the health care system and society at large. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond.

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Best Nursing Bra Known to … Me

So, of course I am a massive advocate for chic, discreet breastfeeding habits. But sometimes when all of your Chic + Discreet clothes are in the wash you can get stuck deciding what you should do.

Introducing the best bra know to me!

The H&M Mama Microfibre Nursing Bra is magical.

It’s great because even when you are feeding and the top of your breast is exposed, the extra layer of material works like a top. It appears that you are still wearing something like a camisole and therefore makes the exposed breast less, less… ‘offensive?’ (not my own word or belief).

I’ve had a few friends exclaim, “oh my goodness, I didn’t even know you were feeding”. To which I always respond, “I know right, I love this bra”.

I’m wearing the lace version in the picture, but I have both.

I do love it and I think you’ll love it too, so if you haven’t already got one, go get it girl!

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Breastfeeding Dresses Launch

Breastfeeding Dresses are COMING SOON!

I’m a London based mama who is working very hard to make it easier for breastfeeding mummies to breastfeed freely + fearlessly anytime, anywhere.

I’ve an exclusive 20% off all dresses and first pick for mummies who show interest before the launch (March 25th) sign up here 👉🏾 SIGN UP !

Hope you love this as much as I do 💖🤱👗