Since compiling my spring capsule wardrobe, I’ve been trying to document outfits I’ve worn during the past few weeks. In all honesty, I’m operating from an even smaller collection of clothes than that post showed since I still have baby weight, and some things don’t fit yet. I have one pair of mid rise black jeggings and a pair of boyfriend jeans that fit, thankfully. Even though I said I don’t wear black in the spring I definitely am this year, since I haven’t purchased any new jeans yet. Theo has been drooling a ton lately, so everything I wear has to be nursing-friendly, sturdy, and washable. No silk shirts or fancy outfits. I don’t get dressed every day, but I had a bible study on Thursday mornings and church on Sunday to look forward to pulling outfits from my closet. Some days as a mom are just meant to enjoy pajamas all day.
I’ll give some notes on each outfit, but I consider all of these really easy uniforms. It took me less than 3 minutes to pick each one out and get dressed. The perks of having color cohesion and great basics. I think back on when I was teaching, and some days I would end up with a mound of clothes on the floor and feel like I had nothing to wear, nothing that “went together.” When I start working again, this whole practice of a cohesive wardrobe will be so valuable multipled by every morning for a whole school year!
Channeling French girl style… each of these pieces are sort of boring on their own, but this is the tomboy look I pin over and over and over on my style board. I felt so comfortable this day, not fussy at all.
I wore this to meet Zach for lunch last week. He works about 40 minutes away, so between getting the kids and myself ready it takes us a solid 2 hours to get out there. Lots of work, but it was so nice to see him in the middle of the day.
This is an outfit formula I repeat a lot – camisole + cardigan + skinnies. I switch up the shoes and colors, but it usually works. I bought this Steven Alan tank top on ThredUP with some credits I had. The blue grid pattern is really good. Pattern is tricky for me since I often get sick of it, like this shirt which I’ll be re-selling on ThredUP. I think the Steven Alan tank is a winner though.
I wore this for Easter Sunday. We had such beautiful weather, but I did end up adding the navy cardigan (above) as an extra layer. Here’s a picture of our family that day. I buy a lot of things from Everlane, and this dress is one of my favorites. Dresses are so easy to just throw on and have a complete outfit. You can also layer it over black denim and add a longer chunky cardigan for the fall.
So, I’ve loved boyfriend jeans for years now. They are crazy comfortable – like sweatpants. I paired them with a drop shoulder tee, still a little snug on my nursing body – but a go-to basic. I love this t-shirt and own it in black, navy, grey, and white. The purple shoes will need replacing soon. They were the only shoes I could wear during this last pregnancy. They’re so comfy, but looking a little worn and nothing else in my closet is purple anymore.
I love this outfit. It’s tomboy-again, but I think that just makes the look better. The shirt is a Madewell classic that I scored on ThredUP for about $20. I already had a chambray shirt in my closet, but this one has a long drop hem that I like. And you already know I love oxford shoes (no socks!). I think I wore this to my bible study a couple times in a row, but I don’t mind wearing the same thing over and over. If it works, it works!
I don’t need loads of outfit options for this season of life, but I DO need to be able to get dressed quickly into an outfit I really like. Most days I’m trying to get four people out the door on my own, so if getting dressed is easy, that solves one part of a sometimes tricky equation.