These days, I’m finding myself leaning towards a fairly minimal wardrobe, one that easily transitions between being a mom and being a business owner. One that allows for playing on the floor or nursing at 10 AM, and then scooting off to a local cafe for a handful of meetings at 11 AM.
I have a few go-to pairs of jeans, a few tops, a few layering pieces, and a few shoes. The Spring 10 x 10 (full recap still to come) really opened my eyes to the millions (exaggeration) of outfit possibilities you can get from just 10 pieces. My entire wardrobe is probably closer to 50 pieces, but I really only wear about 25 of them on a regular basis.
That 25 includes these Madewell high-rise slim crop boyjeans, Mimu Maxi way top (it’s a longer tunic-type shirt but I tucked it into the jeans for a less flowy look), and Elizabeth Suzann Clyde vest in flax (which is perhaps the most versatile and most worn item in my closet).
To me, this look is a great Working-Mom Uniform. To make it more mom, I’d probably add my cross-back apron (which is perfect for staying wrinkle-free and protected all day long) and go barefoot. Then just put on some heels (or mules or boots) to leave the house for work.
I’m aways defaulting towards pieces that wash well. Pieces that do not require line drying. And pieces that are neutral (did you expect anything else?) and that mix and match with everything else. I’m putting together a BIG old blog post on how to have a MOM-FRIENDLY “CAPSULE” WARDROBE, and I’d love to hear any tips and tricks you may have, and I’ll add them to my post!
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One of my tricks are pops of color delivered through accessories that can take a home look to an out-and-about look- mostly silk scarves that can be worn around the neck like a French lady, around the head like a head band, or around the waist like a belt. I find these at thrift stores. My wardrobe is mostly blues and white and grey so things like scarves give me a little color without being an entirely new piece of clothing. Very versatile. And, my kids love to play with them too