This checklist of 8 wardrobe staples every working mum must own will help you build a closet full of timeless fashion pieces
Well-tailored pencil skirt: A perfectly tailored pencil skirt that fits like a glove and flatters your legs is your best bet anytime. Although a typical pencil skirt is quite simple, it also comes in various cuts and designs. Typical examples include a high-waisted pencil skirt, peplum pencil skirt, pencil skirt suit and pencil skirt dress. However, the most popular is peplum pencil skirt. A fun and flirty twist on the classic, streamlined look of the pencil skirt, it draws attention to the hips and makes them appear wider than they are, while the narrow pencil skirt adds length.
Single-sole pumps: They give you that corporate look but do ensure you get all sorts of colours to help match your outfit. Single-Sole pumps are comfortable and chic at the same time. Don’t get left behind on this hot new trend. After years of chunky platforms the single sole is back and sexier than ever, with so many choices of colors and heel heights you’ll have a hard time just getting one. If you’re not a fan of heavy styles, then a flat soled wedge or stiletto is the perfect look for you.
A structured Tote: A great bag can transform an outfit in a flash. No matter what your budget is, getting a structured tote bag will go a long way in ensuring your dressing is topnotch. The magic of a structured bag is its ability to elevate everything you are wearing.
A cotton button-down shirt or top: it’s said that you can never have too many button down white tops as a woman working in a corporate environment. Coupled with little flair sleeves, button down tops will definitely give you that elegant style. Cotton button down tops elevates that stylish fashion look you want to have in a professional environment.
Ankle length pants: Bear in mind that even though ankle pants look trendy it’s not that easy to pull it off. You can only make your cropped pants work provided you know how to style appropriately. Ankle pants can be worn by both tall and petite women of all ages.
Blazer: Every career mum deserves to have that one blazer that can be paired with just about any outfit in your wardrobe. For instance, you can wear a black blazer on almost anything, however getting the right blazer can be quite challenging. As a mom you can always subscribe to fashion blogs/websites to see how to get and also wear a blazer that goes with everything.
Day-to-night-dress: With a day-to-night dress, having to rush home after work because you need to change can be very cumbersome. This when you need a fabulous day-to-night dress on standby. Get one that looks professional and at the same time looks casual. Find a dress that can easily make adapts to whatever environment you find yourself. Never underestimate the power of a day-to-night dress.
Casual Friday denim: In Nigeria where Friday’s are considered half days, you can easily look for a denim to wear or probably put on a traditional attire that’s if your company approves of it. But, just in case they don’t you can always get a denim casual Friday jean for the weekend.