Janet emailed me recently wanting to spruce up her "mommy" wardrobe... here's a bit of her email:
I have 2 little boys, a kindergartner and a 2 year old. I stay at home with the kids and I find myself wearing a lot of hoodies and jeans. I swear I used to be in style and now I have no clue! I want to look cute, put together and fashionable. I don't seem to have clothes to wear when I go to dinner or when I volunteer at school. I also have a upcoming girl's weekend to NYC in November and want to have a couple outfits for that. Even just a casual, comfortable walking around the city outfit, but that doesn't involve a hoodie. I like knee high boots. Although I love heels, my feet can't handle them so much any more, so the boots would need to be lower heeled.
Janet's budget was $250... for that I was able to compile 16 new wardrobe pieces and 5 new outfits! Let's take a look at the shopping list...
For Janet, my goal was to create outfits that were comfortable for "mom" duties, but that could transition to responsibilities out of the home or social events. The key to this is have a comfortable and simple core... in this outfit it's the black button up and skinny jeans - perfect for around the house and carpools. And then add the fun accessories like the ring, the bracelet and the jacket with fun gold details and voila!
Same with this outfit... a simple core and fun accessories to take the look up a notch!
Experimenting with different jean colors and finishes is another great way to spruce up your "mom" wardrobe. Here grey jeans are just as comfy and versatile as blue jeans... but add a bit of flair to your everyday wardrobe.
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