I feel like I have got the hang of stying my leggings to look acceptable enough for quick errands and school drop off and pick up. Buuuut, sometimes we just gotta look a bit more polished. I know it sounds like a daunting task, but fear not Mommas! I’ve got a great simple go-to formula that can work for most casual occasions. Now I’m not saying upcoming holiday parties are going to be the best place for this formula, but parent/teacher meetings, coffee dates, errands, dinner with the hubs, shopping trips, and, well, you get the idea.
The formula is simple. A fabulous pair of jeans + a blouse + a tailored or leather jacket + ankle boots = instant outfit success! On this day I up’d my errands game with this very cute Dex Clothing floral blouse and ripped jeans. I looked like the cool mom at the coffee shop for a change. LOL! Who are we kidding? I’m so not cool.
For a more refined version of this formula, I would have opted for a dark blue or black jean (sans rips), same blouse, and a black blazer. For a bit of a more laid back approach, I would have gone with these jeans and blouse and then layered on a cozy cardi in lieu of the jacket and threw on some easy slides. For this cooler weather we are now experiencing, a blanket scarf is the easiest way to add warmth and even more style. Two things that would probably be a constant regardless of the outfit? A topknot on my head and a coffee in my hand.
top: c/0 Dex Clothing plus collection
jeans: Addition Elle
jacket: Michael Kors (so so old)
boots: oldies from Plenty
necklace: LowLuv (old)