Q. I just discovered your website and am loving it! Do you have any ideas for a daily "uniform" for us moms with little ones in tow? I usually stick to a solid color polo or t-shirt with shorts or jeans. It's safe and easy....but boring. Can you recommend something well made but not expensive...tailored to those of us who are curvy (nursing and sporting a little leftover baby tummy?)
A. Good for you both for wanting something more stylish than tees, sweats and "mom" clothes. A daily "uniform" that is stylish, comfortable, quick to throw on and washable will make it easy to get dressed each day and prepare you for whatever is in store.
A layered look consisting of a cardigan, wrap sweater or jacket + t-shirt, tank or camisole + jeans, cords or capris with stretch is versatile and flatters a multitude of figures. Fill your closet with variations on this theme and you'll have the ultimate mix-and-match wardrobe. Top it off with comfortable ballet flats and a chic diaper bag and you're good to go.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
above looks from jcrew.com
above: first two looks from gap.com; third look from bananarepublic.com; last look from oldnavy.com