Some may call it a signature look, some may call it a fashion rut, but having a uniform takes all the "what am I going to wear?" stress out of getting dressed in the morning. Marc Jacobs has a uniform. So does Vera Wang. Even Karl Lagerfeld has one. If fashion icons have uniforms, then moms can too!
Looking around at my most stylish friends, I've noticed some mom uniforms that inspire me. My friend Lela Lee, a cartoonist and mom of 2, always looks cute and casually hip in a black shirt, cargo pants (bought from the men's section!) and flats or flip flops.
Mom Uniform- black shirt and cargo pants.
Joie, mom of 2 and Pilates instructor, consistently rocks Lululemon pants and blousy, slightly hippie-ish tees over tanks.
Mom Uniform- comfy pants and loose top over a tank.
When not working, my mom uniform consists of a grey or blue t-shirt, jeans and sneakers. Hardly sends the pulse racing, but I am clothed and everything can be put in the washing machine. Mission accomplished. Any way you style it, I don't veer far from this formula because I know I can change it up with accessories, and that nothing is too precious to be sneezed on, spilled on or covered in any number of assorted motherly occupational hazards.
Mom Uniform- tee, jeans, and sneakers.
My uninspired mom uniform is why I'm so excited for Strut: The Fashionable Moms Show streaming live this Thursday, February 16th from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City! Watch the stream on their website or the Babycenter Facebook page to see some very savvy, stylish, social media moms just like you and I, take over the runway at Lincoln Center to model accessible, affordable fashion by brands we all know! Tune in this Thursday at 3pm EST, 2pm CT, or 12pm PST to watch, and follow Strut on twitter using #strutmoms to get inspiration for your mom uniform!
What's your go to mom uniform? Share it with us below...
-Diane Mizota, Host of This Week in M.O.M