So today as we celebrated my son's third birthday, I knew I'd have a busy day ahead. At his school there was a little celebration first thing this morning that I had been up all night baking muffins and pumpkin bread for. I needed something that would allow me to sit on the floor with him for group without showing skin (or worse, my thong!), shoes that wouldn't leave me towering endlessly over his sweet little classmates and a top that stayed put.
Here is why this outfit is foolproof, and how you can make yours foolproof too:
1/ Start with a pair of jeans that REALLY fit! No kidding - I mean like a glove, not too tight but won't start hovering around your hips at the end of the day. Jeans that leave you tugging at them take too much energy and take away from your day.
2/ Add a top that preferably has a band at the bottom. Ideally, you want a top that is on the longer side. This allows you to bend over or sit down without showing anything you don't want to.
3/ A body skimming, yet comfortable jacket such as a boyfriend blazer finishes off your look with style. Plus, if you have a few pounds to hide this can do the trick!
4/ Wear shoes that really let you move. Chasing kids in 3" platform heels is neither easy nor sexy. Plus, you could twist your ankle in those things. Save 'em for girls' night out and go for a pair of comfortable, yet chic, flats. They will not let you down, trust me.
5/ Opt for simple jewelry and a handbag that is roomy enough to stash the essentials. Anything else is icing on the cake, but make sure it doesn't detract from your purpose - effortless chic. A scarf can add a shot of color, but if you spend too much time fussing with it, what's the point?
Good luck finding your effortless and foolproof outfit! I'd love to hear from you about what makes your clothing foolproof and effortless!