Posts About Essentials & Capsules
What clothes should a mom have in her wardrobe to create chic but comfortable outfits? You’ll find it all here.
You don’t have to start over in the fall with a new wardrobe. Many basics you wore during the summer can double for easy mom outfits in the fall! Head over to The Expecting Mamas Network where I’m sharing these 9 categories, plus 4 simple fall outfit ideas that combine those summer basics with fall accessories…
The leaves are beginning to fall and the evenings are getting dark faster… autumn is on its way! That means some cozy days and lots of cozy clothes are in store. In celebration, I’ve put together a basic capsule wardrobe specifically designed for us stay-at-home moms. It contains everything you need to create at least 72 outfits that are both stylish and comfortable for everyday mom life…
We’re at part 5 of the series already! Time to talk about SHOES: how to vary your selection, find the most comfortable options to accommodate mom life, and pair them with everyday outfits.
How important is your choice of shoes? Your shoes can make or break an outfit….
How do you view the jackets and coats in your entry closet? Are they just there to keep you warm? Or do they actually do something for your outfit?
In Part 4 of the Mom’s Wardrobe Basics series I want to show you the important part those coverups play in your wardrobe. Because in all reality, these pieces of clothing will either complete your outfit or turn your outfit into a complete disaster. And I really try to avoid disasters on my body since my toddler creates enough of them around the house. 😉 Let’s look into how completer pieces (jackets, coats, cardigans, blazers, vests) can work to actually enhance your mom uniform…
Prior to starting this blog, I employed very little strategy in the way I bought clothes. I did keep a monthly budget. But that’s where the order ended. Here were my mistakes:
- I thought creating versatility in my wardrobe meant getting as much variety as possible. I tried to bring as many colors and patterns as possible into my closet.
- I played it safe. I didn’t know what was trending for the year and if I did, I wasn’t brave enough to try it on.
- My purchases were…
With the right accessories and the right dress you can really add some great versatility to your wardrobe. For example, a versatile dress can be worn with or without a belt, with a cardigan or blazer or vest, with or without statement jewelry, with flats, boots and leggings or with sandals, or even with a blouse on top (turning it into a skirt)!
I’m sharing my maternity wardrobe for my September-due baby. I will be pregnant through the spring/summer so I’ve created a capsule wardrobe plan to meet the needs for the weather! I’ve also turned my capsule wardrobe list into a free printable checklist that you can use to create your own capsule!
In Part 1 of the series, I explained how an elastic wardrobe (as I call this solution to closet madness) can be the key a mom’s closet sanity. In Part 2 I covered how to begin the closet renovation process by first identifying your own personal style and color palette.
Now in Part 3, I want to wrap it up with my tips for analyzing your existing wardrobe and creating a master plan to fill in the holes…
If you missed my intro to the series in Part 1, check that out first. Just in quick summary, I’m providing a guide for moms who want to work towards a well-rounded wardrobe that will offer ultimate versatility. Although I provide examples with links, you may have an entirely different style. If so, simply follow the tips I provide for finding tops that adapt to your lifestyle.
Any tops you add to your wardrobe need to check off on all of these points: