Welcome to The Chic Series.
I’m Kate Brennan, mom to two little girls, Isabella and Summer, wife to Kevin, former buyer for Ralph Lauren, and a resident of Charlotte by way of NYC. My style is simple. Think, a mix of city chic with a casual twist for the suburbs. My approach to life is less is more, quality over quantity, and time is a gift, so celebrate every single day. More on me HERE.
The Chic Series was created to help women live an all around chic life.
Due to my background in fashion, I’ve acquired so many tips on how to dress your body and build an outfit. My goal is to inspire and share tools with busy women to help them look and feel their best. I love giving busy moms like me, tips and tricks for how to consistently look chic without breaking the bank or spending hours getting ready. If I have inspired one woman to believe that she is beautiful on the inside and outside, then I have succeeded in my job.
While, fashion is my passion, health and wellness is the foundation of my life. I try to start everyday with a workout because I believe it promotes positivity and allows you to put your best self out there.
Recently, The Chic Series has evolved into more than just fashion, beauty, fitness, and lifestyle.
The Chic Series has also become a space to share other women’s stories of hardship, and how they found the light. You can expect to find raw, authentic interviews with women that have overcome some sort of difficult time or circumstance. See my post partum depression story, Katherine Fuchs’ family Alzheimers story, & more to come!
So whether you’re shopping for the perfect date night outfit, packing a hospital bag for your first birth, trying to lose the last ten pounds after having children, or just hoping to connect with other busy moms trying to be the best version of themselves, The Chic Series has something for you.
I would love to connect with you personally, so please feel free to say hi and email me your story at Kate@TheChicSeries.com. You can also send me a direct message via Instagram.
Below are a few of my favorite items for busy moms plus a few tips to get you started on your journey to living the chic life.
Busy Mom Essentials:
A good pair of everyday sneakers are essential to building a versatile wardrobe. Golden Goose is my favorite brand because their comfortable, quality, & pretty much go with anything. You can wear them on to run errands, pick up the kids, or throw them on after a yoga class. Pair them with a cool mom outfit or your favorite spring dress, either way you’re good to go.
Daily sun protection is absolutely essential for preventing skin cancer, signs of againg, wrinkles, and overall skin health. I prefer clean beauty products with no harsh chemicals. Supergoop’s CC cream is perfect bathing suit season, but I even wear it year round. It has SPF 35 plus it’s tinted so I don’t need to apply foundation while running daily errands. Throw it in your purse, gym bag, or car so you’re always ready to protect your skin from the sun.
I definitely prefer a colorful wardrobe. This bright, bold yellow dress is staple in my closet. Pair it with sneakers for errands, or a pair of heels for date night. Bright colors are a fun way to make a statement with your wardrobe. For more bright colors and bold yellows, see how to wear the citrus trend.
Denim can be expensive. So when shopping for denim I always opt for good quality, versatile pairs that can be worn day to night. My denim has to be able to survive chasing two children around the house, but be comfortable enough to work in or have dinner with friends. Your goal should be to find jeans that you can pair with almost any style of top. Lately, this pair is my favorite.
I love athleisure for the day, it’s just so comfortable and functional. As moms, we’re constantly on the go. Comfy, flattering leggings are my go-to for errands and the gym. I can drop off the kids, work at a coffee shop, get in a workout, plus hit the grocery store without having to go home to change.
Speaking of athleisure, flattering & functional tank tops really make the whole outfit. I tend to opt for white because I prefer bright colored leggings. If you’re an athletic mom, you could get an assortment of white, black, and colorful tank tops so you always have options for your athleisure outfits.
On the days I’m not working out, a comfortable but cute t-shirt dress is ideal. During the summer it’s perfect with a pair sneakers or sandals. During the winter it’s super cute with a pair of boots, tights, and a sweater. Honestly who doesn’t love a good dress that can transition from Summer to Fall?