A week in the life of a busy mom looks different for everyone, since every family and every work arrangement is unique. But no matter what, you’ll want to dress and be ready for everything that’s on your plate. Luckily, dressing for the week can be easier than you think. From casual playdates to a corporate client meeting, work-from-home days to working out, we’re showing a week’s worth of mom outfits that are ready for it all.
Monday: The power suit
Honest question: Does anyone actually like Mondays? Your alarm goes off, and you’ve got to get ready for the busy week ahead in a snap. Dress quickly in something easy, like a suit. Because thinking too long about your outfit—before helping to get the kids ready, fed, and out the door—could mean missing the morning meeting. We particularly love suits in a bold but sophisticated color, like this jewel-tone teal.
Tuesday: The polished dress
Is it just us, or do Tuesdays always seem to get overbooked? The sheath dress is a wardrobe workhorse that’s a working mom’s best friend—it can easily take you from morning meetings to after-school engagements like a parent-teacher conference or student recital. With this piece, all you need to do is add some comfy heels and a carry-it-all tote bag.
Wednesday: The tailored jogger
Finally: your work-from-home day. Go for an outfit that’s relaxed yet elevated enough for a video conference call, like slim joggers and a soft pullover in a pop color. If you have to take the kids to school or end up going out for a quick coffee, throw on a modern pair of white sneakers. And if you have a well-deserved self-care night planned or will just be lounging at home, this is the perfect transitional outfit.
Thursday: The statement blazer
There’s just something about a great blazer that makes any outfit look put together and ready for the office. Lend some modern texture to this look with a silky top or tank, and a pair of high-waisted faux leather pants. Finish it off with a pair of loafers that are secretly super comfy. With this outfit, you’ll be ready for a desk-to-dinner situation. (You know, just in case.)
Friday: The perfect moto
Why yes, you can wear a moto jacket to work. Think of it as the casual Friday version of a blazer. Pair it with a colorful top (printed tees for the machine-washable win!) and finish it off with your favorite jeans and booties for a no-fuss look that still feels cool and collected.
Saturday: The jumpsuit
Ah, the weekend. The possibilities are endless, but chances are you need a versatile piece that can pull double (or triple) duty for all the activities you have on the books. So why a jumpsuit? Because you can toss on a denim jacket and sneakers for the kids’ playdate, and then quickly change into some colorful mules for date night.
Sunday: The do-it-all legging
From running errands to getting ready for the week, you need an outfit that can keep up with your busy Sunday. Go with some cute activewear. Printed leggings are a fun but functional choice when worn with a performance tee, utilitarian coat, and athletic shoes. If you happen to make it to the gym in between everything else, you’ll be ready. (Although carrying your toddler around counts as weight training, right?)
4 styling tips for working moms
Balancing work and home life stylishly can be done, even when you only have a precious few minutes to get ready. Here are our best mom-approved tips:
Understanding what looks good on you is all about your unique body shape. Once you know it, you can build a wardrobe that always flatters your frame.
From spills to epic sweat stains, you never know what the day will bring. Pay attention to garment labels so that you can pick stain- and wrinkle-resistant fabrics.
Bigger bags like totes and shoppers fit all your necessities—from a laptop to after-school snacks. Backpacks are even better because you can go hands-free.
Every mom knows that chasing kids around requires the right footwear. A few of our cute and comfy picks? Loafers, bold sneakers, and block-heel pumps.
Are you ready to start building your wardrobe? Talk to a stylist to get started with a Trunk of essentials that can keep up with your busy schedule.