Smarter Style: What's Your Uniform?

Posted by on Jun. 28, 2011 at 12:00 AM
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I do love clothes, but as a work at home mom of two little kids, the fashionista has left the building. Date night or GNO? Bring on the dry clean only! Tuesday? Uniform time.

Yes, I have a uniform, and you should too. It simplifies laundry and getting dressed every morning and ensures you look presentable and feel confident about what you're wearing. And no, I'm not saying you should be all over pleated skirts or navy pants (unless you like them)...I'm saying you should have sort of a standard "look" that can adapt to many situations, be dressed up if need be, and be comfortable and easy to care for.

Mine is, in summer, a knee-length skirt and a nice, dressed-up tee (with details like embellishments, pleats, ruffles, whatever), worn with comfy-but-stylish sandals. Some days I opt for cropped and/or cargo pants instead of the skirt. In winter, it's jeans with a cardigan and tank or funky long-sleeved tee, worn with my trusty low-heeled boots. What works for you might be different, but it's not a bad idea to look at the clothes you wear again and again, think about why you like them, and try to replicate them a few more times so you always have something to grab that you know will look good and work for your day.

Do you have a mom "uniform"? What is it?


by on Jun. 28, 2011 at 12:00 AM
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slw123
by Shawna on Jun. 28, 2011 at 10:25 AM

 Shorts, t-shirt and flip flops.

amy7243
by on Jun. 28, 2011 at 10:27 AM
Quoting slw123:

 Shorts, t-shirt and flip flops.




Same here!
SherriPie
by on Jun. 28, 2011 at 10:28 AM

if I'm home, pajama pants and a tshirt.

AllThatBabyJazz
by Platinum Member on Jun. 28, 2011 at 10:30 AM

PJs

maisonsmom
by on Jun. 28, 2011 at 10:41 AM

 Shorts or jeans with nice t-shirts and flip flops or boots.

MoonNStars
by on Jun. 28, 2011 at 10:46 AM

I always wear dark blue jeans and a black top.  I can make it casual with a flannel shirt over it and a pair of sneakers.  Or I can dress it up with a cute coat and a pair of pretty boots. 

charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Jun. 28, 2011 at 10:47 AM

 

Quoting maisonsmom:

 Shorts or jeans with nice t-shirts and flip flops or boots.

 

ceciliam
by Ruby Member on Jun. 28, 2011 at 11:03 AM

In the Summer I wear alot of maxi dresses or sundresses....so I guess dresses are my Summer uniform. lol.

In the cooler months I stick to yoga pants, tunic length 3/4 sleeve tops and ballet flats. If I'm going out I do the dress w/boots look or boots over skinny jeans.

Leelee1008
by Alicia on Jun. 28, 2011 at 11:22 AM

yeah stretchy pants and tank top LOL

heathermichelle
by on Jun. 28, 2011 at 12:37 PM

shorts, shirts and flip flops

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