As a busy mom and young professional in the workforce, choosing what to wear can be stressful enough. Throw two kids in the mix and it can get a little daunting. This week’s ChitChat comes from my sister, Marina. She’s the director of the Creative Minds Development Center and also has two kids — her son just turned 3 this month and her daughter is one.
“I have two kids so it’s hard to feel like I even have the time to be fashionable. How can I take some of my wardrobe pieces and feel fashionable while still getting my two kids ready?”
My advice for all busy, working moms is to invest in these staple pieces:
- A good pair of denim (white, black and/or blue) or dress pants depending on how casual or formal your work is. Madewell is the best for denim and I love Loft‘s choices for dress pants.
- Several plain colored tops. Like this, this or this.
- Two to three well fitted blazers. Here, here and here are some great options.
- Accessories. I love Wildbloom boutiques selections of unique accessories.
Mix and match these pieces, throw on your favorite accessories and you’ll have a week or two worth of wardrobe in no time. Now you can go spend more time with your little ones or get to work a little early.
See how this busy mom ramped up her wardrobe with a few of these easy tips:
Top: Loft (similar) + Pants: Loft + Purse: Charming Charlie (similar)
What’s your favorite fashion finds as a working professional or busy mom? Tell me below!
Sabrina Skiles founded Homegrown Houston as a lifestyle resource for millennial women. She shares daily inspirations from fashion and home décor to family and motherhood to health and wellness.
In addition to lifestyle, she is also passionate about bringing more awareness to psoriasis and psoriatic disease. Sabrina has been living with psoriasis for 15+ years.
Throughout this time she has tried everything from biologics, topicals, tar shampoo and light therapy. She also lived in Maui, Seattle and now currently Houston—so she understands current challenges psoriasis patients face on a day-to-day basis and how environment can play a role in managing psoriasis and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Sabrina is also a volunteer mentor and coach for the National Psoriasis Foundation providing guidance to those newly diagnosed.
Sabrina’s mission is to empower millennial moms to find their self-confidence while getting rid of the mom guilt; and empower those living with psoriatic disease that it’s possible to live a healthy, happy and fashionable life.
Currently, you can see Sabrina sharing her psoriasis patient expert insights at Healthcentral. She has also written for Everyday Health, Healthline, Makeup.com and Webmd.
Sabrina has been featured with SELF Magazine, SheKnows and on the cover of Health Monitor Magazine’s Guide to Living with Psoriasis.
Sabrina and her husband Chris have been married for eight years. They have two young boys, Declan(2.5) and Beckett(7 months). They love to travel, try new food and binge watch new Netflix series. You will always see Sabrina with coffee(or wine) in her hand.