I’m breaking down how to create the “cool mom outfit”. It should help you look put together without over doing it. I’m sharing my essential items (like the high waisted jean) that will help you keep it chic while still being comfortable.
I always try and have one cool mom outfit on rotation in my closet for any last minute playdates or school meetings that may come up unexpectedly. What may you ask is a cool mom outfit?! It is an outfit that when assembled in full allows you to look effortlessly chic. It is comfortable, does not require heels and most importantly is machine washable. It allows you to look like you have got your sh*t together on the outside and pretend like you have it got together on the inside. Honestly, when I wear one of my cool mom outfits I do feel like I can handle more and am less stressed. I guess this is where the whole look good feel good motto comes into play.
You don’t need to be a mom to rock this look because it is also perfect for weekend errands, casual impromtu Mexican dinners or outdoor concerts. Each item is versatile and should easily mix in with the rest of your wardrobe. Why is this key? Because it will allow you to build multiple outfits without making a huge investment. You can easily change up your shoes or swap out a top to create a whole new look.
There are lots of different ways you can build an effortlessly chic look but I broke down this exact outfit formula below with plenty of options that you can sub in. The good news is Shopbop is having their Friends and Family sale so you can easily recreate my whole look at a discount! Yes that is right – every single thing that I am wearing is included in the sale. Here is my chic outfit formula written out:
High Waisted Denim – Obsessed with this pair! At first I was really hesitant because the material is not stretchy and instead the fabric is traditional heavy weight denim. I always opt for comfort but I have been seeing the high waisted cropped straight leg style everywhere. I finally caved and bought a pair and I’m in love! The higher waist allows you to tuck in your shirt which will help you define your waist and in turn will create a slimming effect! In addition, the fabric which I initially thought would be uncomfortable actually feels like it holds you in place, so another plus. If you are between sizes order one size down. This denim style is a must and is definitely a versatile piece to add into your wardrobe and worth the investment. I’m also loving this high waisted white pair, perfect to transition you into summer.
Detailed Shirt – The biggest trend right now is referred to as shirting detail, which is basically any shirt with a fun accent. The top I’m wearing is a heavy cotton canvas and to be completely honest I love it because I can wear it with a normal bra and be comfortable. It also comes in chambray which is another easy option to pair back to white denim. Here are a few additional inexpensive and very chic options to pair back to high waisted denim. I just purchased this blue cold-shoulder style and at only $80 (pre-discount) it seemed like a steal! This brand Moon River, has so many cute and inexpensive options like this scalloped edge style that can be worn untucked.
Sneakers – Footwear is the key item in helping you build a comfortable outfit. Select a flat, wedge or sneaker that allows you to easily run after a little one. I have been debating the Golden Goose sneaker craze for months but when I received a pair for my birthday I realized why there was an obsession. Chic, comfortable and effortlessly cool they are the ultimate bold accessory. The pair I am wearing makes just enough of a statement but goes with everything. If you like the saying, go big or go home I would definitely go for this super glittery pair!
Tote – My tote didn’t make it into the shot but an elevated accessory is the perfect way to pull your look together. I love anything that is versatile and can transition from diaper bag to a professional meeting. Opt for a stripe pattern because they are a classic and will never go out of style. This large sized tote in a striped canvas is a winning combination and is perfect for any busy woman wearing multiple hats everyday. It will help you look pulled together even if you can’t find anything inside of it.
If you have any questions about the Shopbop sale or need personal styling advice please email me email@example.com – Would love to help!