As a mom, your getting-ready time is probably pretty limited but that doesn’t mean you can’t look your best. Getting yourself dressed in the morning can be more efficient and more stylish if your wardrobe is equipped with everything you’ll need to look fab everyday, whether you’re in the office or at your kid’s soccer game on a Saturday morning. Here’s our top picks for what every mom needs in her closet this fall:
1. The Right Shoes
Your clothes aren’t the only part of your wardrobe you need to transition as the seasons change, you need to think about shoe styles too. You’ll definitely want to purchase one or two pairs of boots that are versatile like a black pair of over-the-knee boots and one pair of dressier booties for nights out. While boots are obviously a staple of any woman’s fall wardrobe, there’s not the only shoe you should be focused on. A pair of women’s slip-on sneakers make the perfect finishing touch for days spent out-and-about, especially if you’re going to be doing a lot of walking.
2. A Classy Coat
A nice coat in a flattering cut is a necessity once fall arrives, no matter where you live. When picking out the perfect coat that you can throw on nearly every day, you want to consider your lifestyle. If you spend most of your time at work, or just prefer a dressier style, choose something with more structure such as a peacoat. However, if you work from home or are a stay-at-home mom, you might want to pick a jacket with more movement to it so you can feel comfortable when tackling your day.
3. Soft Sweaters
Sweaters and cardigans are obviously a must-have for every mom’s fall closet. However, not all sweaters are created equal. Some fabrics can be itchy and downright miserable, especially if you’re away from home all day and don’t have the option of changing. To look chic while also feeling comfortable, we recommend only purchasing sweaters made from soft fabrics that won’t irritate your skin. If you can swing it, cashmere is ideal but there are also plenty of affordable options like cotton. Wool is also a popular material that’s used to make sweaters, just make sure it’s a smooth wool, not those infamously coarse varieties that will drive you crazy.
Sweater dresses are also a great addition to any wardrobe for a sophistical style that can be casual or elegant depending on how you accessorize.
4. Fashionable Scarves
Whether you wear them for warmth or fashion purposes, scarves are an accessory you should keep in your closet. If you like to keep it simple, find one or two basic, solid-colored scarves that can easily match the majority of your wardrobe. On the other hand, if you personal style is bolder, you can have fun with different prints or textures to make a statement with your scarf. Like sweaters, scarves can become really uncomfortable if you choose an itchy fabric, so keep the same recommendations in mind. Wool and cashmere scarves are best if you live somewhere that reaches cooler temperatures but if you’re in a milder climate, you might opt for silk or cotton.
5. Flattering Headwear
A simple way to add a touch of style to any outfit is topping it off with a cute hat or headband. Fortunately, there are plenty of choices, from wool berets to the classic beanie for a more laid back look. If it’s genuinely cold where you live and you spend a lot of time outside, you could also opt for a thick knitted headband that can be worn with your hair up or down. Plus, it will provide the added bonus of covering your ears for extra warmth.
The key to selecting your fall headwear is in the tones and fabric. Instead of materials like straw or canvas and the typical brighter colors of summer, you want to move toward shades that better suit a fall wardrobe palette like burnt orange, brown, deep red, or grey.
When shopping for your fall wardrobe, keep in mind that winter is coming and want these pieces to serve you in the colder weather too. The best way to make the most of your fall and winter fashion is to shop for items that are layerable so you can get the most for your money. Luckily, all of these fall must-haves fit the bill and are easy to personalize to suit your own style.