I'm a Mom With Two Young Kids, and These 30 Easy Picks Make Me Feel Stylish
First off, shout-out to all the moms out there trying their darnedest to keep stylish. With two kids of my own, I know the struggle all too well. Some days it is what it is, and I reach for the cleanest outfit around, but, man, does it feel good to have a solid fashion moment. My trick for being able to pull this off lately is to create a wardrobe capsule of sorts that is full of easy yet stylish pieces. The overall concept is to have a base of timeless options and to sprinkle in a few trendy pieces to keep things fresh.
Ahead, I break down my top picks per category. For tops, I rely heavily on button-downs, basic t-shirts, and minimalist sweaters. My outerwear go-to's are trench coats, black blazers, and a variety of chic jackets and coats. Bags and accessories are where I really have fun (and splurge a little) with statement pieces like chic mini bags. Moving on to pants and jeans, you’ll see the constants are straight-leg jeans and black leggings with some standout pieces mixed in.
Dresses are definitely an easy way to have a stylish moment since it’s a one-and-done situation. Currently, I’m a huge fan of minimalist dress silhouettes with a great floral print. Lastly, shoes always give an opportunity to give looks some character—I’m all about modern takes on the classic with an edgy touch. Think lug-sole boots and square-toed ballet flats.
Scroll on to discover and shop my top 30 picks this season for mom-approved easy yet stylish outfits.
A classic, crisp white button-down shirt makes me instantly feel more put together.
This minimalist gray sweater is great with everything from jeans to a skirt or trousers. You can also wear it tied over your shoulders to top off a look.
There's no denying that a basic white T-shirt is a closet staple.
Whether worn with jeans or black leggings a light blue poplin shirt will always add a polished vibe.
A camel-colored sweater is guaranteed to elevate any look and give it a luxe feel as well.
The two things I love most about this trench are the length and muted brown color. Even over sweats, a trench coat can transform an outfit.
Black blazers are a super-easy way to bring a casual look from day to night. I prefer an oversize fit to go over a cool dress or jeans and a T-shirt.
Switch up your silhouette with a fashion-forward jacket. I see this worn with black leggings and chunky boots.
Literally, every time I wear a camel coat, I get major compliments. It must be something about the color.
A lightweight black coat is great for layering and adding dimension to your ensemble.
BAGS AND ACCESSORIES
This bag is a splurge, but I just can't help it. It's incredibly chic and gives any outfit an instant cool factor. Go for a neutral color so you get more wear out of it.
A subtle statement earring is always a good idea. It may be unnoticeable to most, but wearing one always gives me a boost of confidence.
You can't go wrong with a timeless tote. I use mine for everything from groceries and beach trips to running errands to lugging around my kids' things.
I am obsessed with these retro-inspired sunglasses. The style is an easy way to push the envelope without it affecting your bank account.
PANTS AND JEANS
Neutral baggy trousers are comfortable and chic. The style is also a great way to get out of your usual denim or leggings rut.
I live in black leggings and love that you can unzip the hem for a fun fashion-girl look or zipped when you want a classic legging style.
Vintage-inspired denim in a lighter wash is a super-easy way to make a casual outfit look more stylish.
The stretchy waistband on this pair of black pants is a godsend in regards to comfort.
Here's one review that caught my eye since I'm constantly bending down to pick up my little ones: " I love these leggings! They are so comfortable. They are ribbed and not see through."
A simple black sweaterdress can be worn with everything from sneakers to ankle boots to slide sandals. Easy peasy.
I am currently obsessed with midi wrap dresses that come in colorful prints. The key is to pair them with a cool shoe like chunky boots, minimalist strappy sandals, or edgy slides.
A white shirtdress is great for everyday wear, but it can also easily be dressed up with slingbacks or mule heels.
This smocked dress style is super flattering and comfortable. Layer on an open white button-down for a more pared down look.
I swear by standout minimalist dresses for elevated affairs, especially when paired with statement shoes or a statement bag.
Take your flip-flop game up a notch with this stylish take on the trend.
I swapped out my usual rounded-toe ballet flats for a squared version to give my looks a more modern touch.
This black lug-sole boot style is my go-to lately when I want an edgy confidence boost.
I love strappy barely there sandals for dressier moments. These are great to try in another color other than the usual black since they are so subtle.
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