A few years ago, I purged my closet. I kept only clothes that I loved – they fit, they laid well, they were in good shape, and stylist. I donated or consigned almost everything else. I made a deal with myself that anything that I was on the fence about, I could keep in a special place and if I didn’t wear it for one year, I had to donate or consign. The result was a pretty monochromatic closet with pops of bright color thanks to my Lilly Pulitzer obsession. So when my son was born, I pulled a few of these go-to pieces that turned into somewhat of a uniform. Especially with a crazy toddler running circles around me, it’s not bad to have a reliable (but limited) selection to quickly grab so that I can get out of the house and enjoy my family time.
The outfit is pretty simple: Black leggings, a grey, dove or white shirt, a light jacket or sweater whenever it’s chilly, sneakers and a hat when I don’t want to wash my hair. There’s no fuss. Of course, I have a whole closet full of other colors (like beige) for date night, but having a “uniform” that is still kind of cute saves me from straight-up t-shirts and gym shorts all weekend long. Below are some of my favorite pieces from Nordstrom where I buy all of my clothes. I always check the customer reviews, and all of these pieces have at least 4 stars and are $150 or less.
Nic+Zoe “Perfect” Leggings
SPANX® Faux Leather Moto Leggings
SPANX® Faux Leather Leggings
rag & bone High Waist Leggings
Nordstrom Faux Leather Leggings
Grey, Dove, Off-White, or White Shirt
Gibson Cozy Twist Front Pullover
CASLON® Peplum Tee
J. Crew Vintage Cotton V-Neck Tee
BAREFOOT DREAMS® CozyChic Ultra Lite® Lounge Tee
A Light Jacket or Sweater
GIBSON Cozy Ribbed Cardigan
BAREFOOT DREAMS® CozyChic Lite® Circle Cardigan
Grey or Black Sneakers
Steve Madden Gills Platform Slip-On Sneaker
ADIDAS ‘UltraBoost’ Running Shoe
A Black or White Hat
XOXO, Mrs. Make It Rainka
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