I don't know about you, but Fall always makes me feel like giving my wardrobe a once-over. I LOVE Fall clothes, and I can usually justify purchasing some new pieces each year because our Fall & Winter season lasts forever! You can wear sweaters, boots, and jeans for pretty much 10 months of the year around here. This year, I was inspired to give my wardrobe a bit of a "grown up" makeover. I'll be traveling more and working more outside of our home, so I thought it was about time to top up the timeless, mature classics. I took my inspiration from the French (much like my Little C did for her back to school wardrobe this year)! Here are the basics I'm working on adding to my working mom wardrobe.
Black Knit Blazer - Perfect with jeans or skirts.
Black Pencil Skirt - Super cute with a half-tucked sleeveless blouse or button down shirt.
Black Leather Moto Jacket - Such a great classic that looks lovely over jeans or a dress.
Basic Blouse - You can dress it up with a pencil skirt, or down with jeans.
Oversized Tees in Basic Colours - These are great for over leggings and jeans or bloused into a skirt.
Skinny Jeans or Jeggings in Dark Denim and Black - Cuff them over booties for a sophisticated Fall look.
Tortoiseshell Glasses (I found mine at Zenni Optical) - So geek chic!
Black Ankle Boots - Sophisticated looking with a skirt or jeans.
Brown Riding Boots - These are such a classic that I wear almost every day in the Fall.
Black Patent Pumps - Fantastic with a skirt or black pants for a more business-friendly look.
The great thing about this basic collection is that you can make it more exciting with trendy accessories (think: DIY scarves, pretty jewels, a fun handbag), but these essentials will stand the test of time no matter what the trends. I'm realizing that I need to tackle my wardrobe like I do my home decor: build with neutral basics, and add in colour/fun with accessories. It makes a ton of sense!
Here are some mixing & accessorizing ideas for these pieces:
Black blazer + lacey top (in the arsenal already) + long necklace + jeggings + black booties
DIY Blanket scarf + striped tee + jeggings + nude booties.
Moto jacket + burgundy scarf + striped tee + black jeggings + riding boots.
Happy Fall wardrobe prepping, mamas!
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