As we all head back into a cooler season full of back to school festivities, play dates, holiday parties and chilly date nights, we need a simple wardrobe that will easily carry us from daytime to evening, from the kids’ soccer games to professional work events.
With calendars getting fuller, isn’t it time to practice a little self care? My name is Jeannine Benoit Adams and I’m a mom of three and founder of The Stylish Co., a personal, virtual styling service for busy moms. We work with some of the best stylists around the country to help women, just like you look and feel more confident in the clothes they wear every single day.
So without further ado, here are our six tips for dressing like the cool mom that you are:
Let’s officially say bye to wearing heels on a daily basis. Chunky loafers are in, and we’re here for it. Combining comfort with a defiant edge, it is a cool mom staple this season.
The Bold Cardi
A cardigan is an easy way to add to an outfit’s pop of color or hint of texture. The most essential of layering pieces of transitional weather. Keep a lightweight cardigan in your carry-all tote to add a cool edge to your outfit while maintaining maximum functionality.
The Unconventional Button-Up
The button-up is the ultimate versatile piece — a year-round closet staple. When the weather cools down, we suggest swapping your short sleeves for button downs that can be worn open or closed for even more outfit options.
Although we believe having a neutral button-up top is a wardrobe staple, we also love playing around with loud prints and bold colors. Pair your button-up blouse with denim for a casual day look, or dress it up with a long skirt for a night out.
Yes, vests are totally in, and another layering essential. Give your outfit a chic edge by choosing to add a smart vest to your look. You can also 100% try out the vest trend in a business casual setting. Just opt for a tailored fit layered over a button down blouse.
We believe sunglasses are a year round accessory – it’s sunny in the cooler seasons too! We wear sunglasses nearly every day, yet we tend to stick to our couple of favorites. It’s always nice to have a go-to pair but try switching it up with a retro or vintage-inspired silhouette.
One of our favorite getting ready hacks is throwing on a classy dress and looking “put together” in seconds. With all the other responsibilities on the to do list, having some go-to, easy dresses is a must. However, we don’t always want a basic black dress. This season, we’re opting for dresses with extra special details. We are totally loving knit and crochet dresses!
These stylist-approved tips are perfect to incorporate into your existing closet. If you are looking to further elevate your mom style, reach out Lincoln Park Area Moms favorite The Stylish Co. – a virtual personal styling service for busy women just like you. Chicago mom and founder Jeannine Benoit Adams, is offering readers 15% off a full membership with discount code VIPFULL.