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You might not be heading back to school yourself, yet your children are definitely attending, which means you might be the mom dropping them off and picking them up. Take your stylish mom looks to the next level, updating your wardrobe with the sleek essentials we picked for you. Ready to shop?
Blouses & Dresses
One way to polish your casual early morning looks is through ultra-chic blouses. Made with silk or cotton, these tops can be easily combined with jeans, skirts, and tailored pants, giving your outfit a sophisticated spin. With a pussy-bow neckline, a Peter Pan collar, a timid wrap front, blouson sleeves, ruffle details, a discreet motif, or delicious solid colors, designers manage to create beautiful tops that pull the whole look together. In transitional weather, you can layer them under a cardigan or blazer. Plus, if you are a busy mom hopping from school to the office, a classic blouse can also be the foundation of your business look. Avoid bold colors and prints, cut-outs, cropped hems, metallic, and plunging necklines!
Inspired by the simplicity of the blouse and the button-down style, some dresses are also eligible for the perfect back-to-school mom style! Add to your fall/winter wardrobe some shirtdresses or collared knit dresses with knee-length to midi hems. Think also for classic wrap dresses like those created by DVF. Invest in neutral hues, simple design, and practical details. Prefer comfy, stretchy, and breathable fabrics that can be layered under a long knit layer or a trench coat. If you really aspire to dress up in seconds, follow the “less is more” motto. Nordic minimalism, American preppy looks, and Parisian-chic nonchalance are all on the list. Opt for contemporary fashion brands creating value-for-money clothes. Build your core busy mom wardrobe with smart essentials gradually!
As the temperature falls and rainy weather becomes a frequent morning situation, bring into the picture some easy light layers such as a classic trench coat, a slim shell jacket, a raincoat, or a parka. Think of military-inspired styles but also sporty ones or some classics. Brands such as Burberry got you covered. Again pick “quiet” colorways and simple motifs such as checks and pinstripes. A roomy blazer will also do the trick, especially one made of wool or other cozy fabric. Relaxed-fit layers are both fashionable and easier to throw over thicker tops. Windbreakers are also of great functionality. All these transitional-weather outerwear pieces are durable, versatile, and filled with practical details such as pockets, loops, adjustable closures, and self-tie belts.
If tailoring isn’t your thing, cotton-blend knitwear, or light knits in general, can also be a great option for layering. In a palette that includes nude, blush, taupe, ecru, brown, black, and navy, cardigans will complement your drop-off-the-kids looks ideally. Short styles offer minimum warmth, while longline cardigans give you more coverage if that’s what you need. You can also pick some knitted vests, capes, and even scarves. Fine-knit turtleneck tops will also serve as a base, layered under a leather jacket or cardigan. Avoid crowded motifs and super fancy colors; moms are constantly under scrutiny by other moms when they show up at school, so keeping it neutral will be a low-key, understated direction that protects you from unnecessary comments. Timeless elegance is the goal!