Posted: Feb 17 2014
Motherhood comes with many challenges, but getting dressed shouldn't be one of them. No mom has an hour to craft the perfect outfit– she's lucky if she has 10 minutes to change out of PJ's and wash her face! Which is why I have curated a list of essentials for every chic mom's wardrobe! Here are the BURU mommy must-haves:
Great Pair of Leggings
When time is on the line and you have to get out the door in 10 minutes with a fussy baby and no shower, leggings with an easy top and cute able booties are a lifesaver. Stock up!
White Button-Down Shirt
A classic white shirt fills a lot of fashion voids, Throw it over black leggings with cute leopard print flats for carpool pick-up or style it with a black pencil skirt and a statement necklace for the office. You can even knot it at the waist and wear with your favorite black skinny pants and heels for a date night! As a mom, you know all three of things could happen in one day! Which is exactly why the white button-down is a closet staple.
Perfect Carry All Bag
By "perfect," we mean that it must serve a variety of purposes at any given moment. The bag must be big enough to hold all of the baby's needs, stylish enough for a girl's night out and chic enough for the office.
Baby-Friendly Detergents & Stain Removers
Lucky for us moms, The Laundress produces the best of the best when it comes to baby-friedly detergents that get the job done. Their alternative bleach powder is a mom's best friend!
Comfy Chic Flats
It's a bit sad, but VERY true: a mom cannot live in heels. That doesn't mean we have to wear Crocs though! For me, the best flats have an elastic heel so that they aren't constantly flipping off as I chase around little Olive (Hutchinson's daughter).
Perhaps I should say adjustable. Let's face it, the post baby waistline is in constant flux for quite sometime. B-low the Belt's belts are every new mom's dream! It's also the perfect investment piece to buy while you are pregnant to cinch dresses above the belly and then wear later as your body deflates.
Sexy Lace Bra
Nursing or not, every mom should have a bra that makes her feel sexy. Yes, comfit is key, but don't you think you deserve both? I do. And Cake Lingerie has made it possible!
Comfy Sleeping/Nursing Bra
As your chest expands and deflates (while nursing or just when it's that time of the month), a soft bra can be like a mini-vacay for your boobies. Perfect for resting or lounging, and better support than the often default sports bra.
Every Day Tanks for Layering
Things will fit differently after having a baby (and while the baby is marinating in the belly too), so having a few great tanks (stretchy enough to accommodate body changes), will simplify getting dressed.
Having a small, chic bag packed with essentials like diapers, wipes and hand sanitizer can quickly turn any cute tote bag into a diaper bag. Plus, they're perfect for nights out on the town!
The Perfect Cosmetics Bag
Trying to stay organized while tending to the meeds of our little ones is near impossible– and pregnancy brain causes its own set of problems. Having a neat cosmetic bag ready to help you stay focused as you pack for a weekend getaway or babymoon can ensure that you don't leave home without your essentials, including your favorite mascara, red lipstick or perhaps prenatal vitamins or birth control depending on your phase of motherhood.
As moms, we need sweats. There are just some days when hat is all we can handle, am I right? So, let's step up the game and make them topnotch! We've searched and found comfy, yet sexy styles for you to love that can be dressed up or down.
A chic card can take an outfit from day to night and season to season. Extend your wardrobe with something lightweight and versatile. White + Warren (which is featured below) has so many great options– and most are washable!
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