Whether you’re a busy mom or a busy women about town, an easy to pair – and wear – wardrobe goes hand in hand with an always on the go lifestyle. Speaking for myself, – a stay at home mom of two – I spend a lot of time in the same kind of pieces on a day to day basis. Functional and simple. If we’re having an at home day it’s easy : a pair of sweats or leggings and a t-shirt. But if we’re on the run, it’s jeans and a tee or high waisted leggings, a blouse or cami and cardigan – what I call my go-to pieces.
“Our life dictates a certain kind of wardrobe.” – Grace Kelly
Getting errands done with the kids doesn’t mean I want to run around town in my sweatpants, but I also don’t want to wear a body-hugging dress or my favorite blouse (I know it will get dirty! It’s just my luck.) So my favorite jeans or always flattering leggings are what I go for. A henley shirt or peplum top and I’m all set.
You can shop some of my favorite looks below. Some of the pieces are no longer available so I linked some similar pieces for any of you who need to add a few basics to your closet.
While I love following certain trends, I do feel like we have to find what works for us – our bodies and our lifestyles. The sweat shirt trend is one that is still going strong, and that is one I can easily add to my day to day. I don’t care for very oversized as it is far to large for my frame but a loose fit is comfortable and versatile (and perfect for everyday).
Leggings are a staple in my wardrobe and I would wear them everyday if I could (and I kinda sorta almost do!) These High Rise Leggings are my current fave, and their easy to dress up / If you are very active and need a comfy pair, try these by tna. / Mid rise leggings – the price doesn’t get any better then this! A Dressy Jogger pant is a great alternative to jeans, leggings and sweats. Just as comfortable and easy but super chic.
There is nothing more perfect or basic (and necessary) then a plain white tee! Need I say more.
Throw a cardigan, button down sweater or a draped vest over any basic tee or top to dress up your look and keep you comfy all day. Layering is my favorite! It’s a simple step that looks a little more pulled together and looks like you took put a lot more thought into your outfit then you actually did!
Jeans are everyone’s go to! You can dress them up – blouse, statment necklace, blazer. They’re comfotable enough for everyday – with a sweater or just a t-shirt. They can be high-waisted, low rise, ripped, skinny or flared. It doesn’t matter how you like them, just find a pair or two that fits your lifestyle and makes yoou feel great! Here are some faves I found. (HM has become my go to place for super affordable and on trend jeans these days. Check them out.)
Don’t forget to layer! It’s a secret weapon.
Acessories are always the way to elevate any look. And it is my true love. Bags, shoes, necklaces…oh my! (I’m sorry but I just had to do that!)
But that is a whole other post. Hope you guys found some inspiration here! Let me know what you think in the comments. x
Michelle and the minis xo