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10 Wardrobe Basics for Work from Home Moms

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If you’re lucky enough to be a work from home mom, you’ve probably already discovered one of the perks is not having a dress code. But staying in your pajamas all day may not be the best idea for your business. Numerous studies have shown that the way we look affects how we think, act and feel.

About five years ago, I learned this the hard way. Just a few short months into working from home, I lost all accountability for looking put-together. My yoga pants became my daily uniform. Unfortunately, it started to affect my productivity and motivation and I fell into a major "'mom rut".

Falling into this rut was the catalyst for starting my blog Get Your Pretty On. Blogging has been my accountability partner for getting dressed in real clothes on a daily basis. Even if I don’t leave the house, I still make an effort to look presentable every day and it’s made all the difference in how I feel about myself.

Through the years, I’ve found that I go back to the same pieces over and over again. My closet is full of plenty of options whether I’m doing video calls, meeting with a client, at a speaking engagement or just staying home and writing at my kitchen table. Having a core wardrobe of basics allows me to create mix and match outfits and makes my life a lot less stressful and getting dressed a no-brainer.

10 Wardrobe Basics for Work from Home Moms

1. Dark Wash Jeans

Every woman needs a great fitting pair of dark wash jeans. They’re universally flattering and can be dressed up with heels and a blouse or down with casual basics. Look for a pair that has a little stretch for the best fit.
dark wash jeans

2. Printed Tops and Blouses

Printed tops and blouses make it easy to create cute outfits. Just pair them with your dark wash jeans and a cute pair of ballet flats for an instant outfit.

3. Cardigans

Having a closet full of cardigans in a rainbow of colors gives you endless options. Try wearing one over a solid tee and pairing it with your favorite printed scarf.

4. Fitted Blazer

Blazers are extremely versatile. Add some polish to your casual looks by wearing one with jeans.

5. Ballet Flats

Comfortable shoes are a must-have when working from home. Ballet flats in a bright hue add a fun pop of color to your outfits.

6. White Dress Shirt

The white dress shirt will never go of style. Pair it with jeans and heels for lunch with a client.

7. Scarves

Colorful, patterned scarves add a bit of interest to any outfit. They are my favorite way to accessorize.

8. Pencil Skirt

A pencil skirt is my go-to for client meetings and speaking engagements. Tuck in a blouse and add some heels for a polished, professional look that isn’t too stuffy.

9. Heels

Don't give up your collection of heels quite yet! A great pair of heels is perfect for a business meeting and make me feel like I can conquer the world. When I need a little extra confidence, I pair them up with my favorite blouse and jeans or a skirt.

10. Neutral Handbag

Invest in a good quality neutral handbag that you can carry for a few years. Satchels have a classic shape that’s always in style.

Having these ten basics in your closet allows for a multitude of wardrobe options so you can create mix and match outfits that make getting dressed a breeze.

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