Meet Ashley; Mom of two, and style guru behind @amothersedit.
With Mother’s Day around the corner in the UK, where Ashley is based, we sat down with her to talk about her wardrobe edit and how it’s changed since becoming a Mom.
Scroll through to get the low down and shop her edit via the LIKEtoKNOW.it app.
What was your motivation to start @amothersedit?
I’d spent an entire year in a newborn bubble, wearing the same old jeans and jumpers dragged off the floor, and I was determined to start making an effort again to make myself feel better about my appearance. Posting my daily outfits gave me a reason to dress up again – it really helped with my self-confidence.
How does being a mother edit your wardrobe choices on a day to day?
It’s all about time now; it’s the most precious commodity when you have your own family. My wardrobe is more streamlined and everything can be mixed and matched. I have very little time to think about how I pair things, so I have lots of good shirts, tees, and sweaters that I can just pull on and go. I also have a lot more dresses – the easiest thing to throw on without a seconds thought. Finally, if I find something that wears and washes well, I buy it in every colour.
What advice would you share for nailing the mirror selfie?
Don’t take yourself too seriously – I love playing around with how I stand in the shots. Some outfits speak for themselves, but some need a hip-pop to show off the curves of a body-con dress, or a casual banister pop-up to show the masculinity of an oversized blazer.
Top 3 spring wardrobe essentials?
A little white dress like the H&M one; or a Love Shack Fancy design paired with ankle boots, a broderie anglaise blouse (there’s some amazing ones in H&M at the moment), and a pair of Veja canvas trainers (mine were from The White Company and are as comfy as plimsolls).
What’s in your LIKEtoKNOW.it wish-list right now?
I have a wish list from & Other Stories as long as my arm – their new season collections are just gorgeous and there’s so many content creators rocking their pieces in the app. They have a beautiful earthy brown polka dot wrap dress I would love to wear this Spring, and their edit of the Nike M2k Tekno is amazing; I’m lusting after the white, red and blue design.
Do you have any plans to get your children more involved in @amothersedit?
I made a decision when Vivienne started school to not share too much of her life anymore. I just felt like she’s her own little person now, with her own relationships, and I didn’t feel right sharing personal things about her with so many people. With Margot being so young, I guess potentially… but whoever said never work with children or animals was right; it’s a hell of a lot harder than taking pictures of a dress!