Hello there 🙂
Growing up, my older sister was my first style icon (I wouldn't think anything is cool until I have her opinion on it) and to this day we connect through clothing, even though we have completely different styles. While she still tries her hand at the casual trend, she prefers a lot of pieces that are more minimal and neutral in design. While she still loves fashion, after her mother was two, she quickly realized that certain things just weren't practical for children, even though at first glance they seem forward and stylish. And when work from home got out of hand last year, she began to further prioritize comfort and functionality in the items she added to her wardrobe.
It's no secret that motherhood is difficult whether you work or not. Along the way, my sister found ways to keep her dressing balanced and to find pieces that didn't sacrifice style or comfort. She was happy to share her favorites with me. Below is a round-up of 10 essentials she relies on as a mom to reconcile WFH and two kids while looking polished and chic. (Even if you're not a mom, the following staples are excellent options for your closet.)
"I'm usually out and about most days, so matching kits are my easiest choices as they allow me to get ready and be on my way quickly while I'm still seeing together."
"If I could wear these loft leggings every day, I would. A pair of good quality leggings is important because they go with anything and they look good or bad."
"I work as a therapist, so I sit all day, so I like to be comfortable. And cozy knitwear is a must on those cold days."
"I've never been one to like typical work pants. A couple of raised joggers make working from home a lot easier and more comfortable."
"A relaxed blazer is a perfect piece when I want to get dressed a little and miss being in the office."
"While it seems like a seasonal piece, midi dresses are perfect all year round. I like to pair them with flats in summer and boots in winter."
"What mother doesn't have a huge bag to throw all of her 'mother' things in? I can really fit everything I need in one bag."
"As much as I love a chic pair of shoes, comfort is important to me, and a pair of white trainers is my first choice. Wear them with a midi dress or casual with joggers."
"A good coat is important for those days when I'm dressed and just want to throw a statement piece over it."
"Whether button-down, T-shirt or sweater – every white top goes perfectly with every outfit."