Ever since I started working from home my denim collection has gotten a lot more use … and my “work wardrobe” a lot less. However there are definitely some days when this working mama needs to dress up a bit, so it’s critical to have a few key items in your wardrobe. Three key pieces:
- Detailed blouses: I have waaaayyyy too many ok/basic/neutral/classic (insert any word) tops but not enough that I think stand on their own, which is why I immediately gravitated toward this gorgeous Banana Republic striped eyelet number during a recent sale. Add a blazer for a more formal spin, make it date night sexy with black denim and hot pink heels, or tuck it into a pencil skirt. Basically, look for blouses with personality.
- Great slacks (or skirts): I’m way more of a pants person than a skirt person… likely a result of seeing the kids during the day, and oh, I like to sit at my desk with my legs crossed like I’m four years old. 😉 Having a few key pairs of slacks are necessary. My current favorites include this pair by Banana Republic, chinos from J. Crew Factory or Gap, and wide leg trousers from LOFT.
- Nude and black heels: Have a pair of perfect nude heels? They’re necessary. Here’s why: they’re super versatile, go with everything and can lighten a traditionally more fall look compared to your typical black Sounds silly but I never thought to do this until a former colleague always would… a simple change that has a modern, fresh feel. I recently got this pair by Sam Edelman, which has stellar reviews, and they’re really comfortable for a decent heel (they also come in a gazillion colors).