September is finally among us. Clark and Stone started school on September 6th and I am so thankful. I’m a mom of two rambunctious boys, so I’m honest in saying I’m happy to have some me time back. However, me time isn’t me time — it’s back to my daily grind, which means back to volunteering for school events, back to growing my blog, and back to fall fashion. After all, back to school style for moms is just as important as it is for the kids heading back to the classroom.
Back To School Style For Moms
With school back in session, it’s a clear sign that fall is quickly approaching, which is my favorite time of the year. As a stay-at-home mom, I try to be active within the school community. I can’t just stay in my car for drop off and pick — I wish I could, but it’s my personality to stay busy and involved. This is why back to school style for moms is a priority.
Athleisure has made it easy to look put together after a workout, however, because fall fashion is a favorite of mine, I have to go all in. If you’re new to the blog, you should know that I love comfort — I love casual style as much as a jaw dropping fashion forward moment. So, when I found this Pam & Gela leopard print sweatshirt, I had to have it. It has the perfect amount of distressing, yet stays feminine with the leopard print. I’m wearing it over a J.Crew tuxedo collarless white shirt (I’m a sucker for a crisp white shirt). I like the tuxedo shirt instead of a collar with this sweatshirt because a collared shirt would lose the distressing on the neckline of the sweatshirt. However, if you don’t have a tuxedo shirt, any white shirt will do wonders. Imagine a white turtleneck after it gets a little chilly out — um, yes please. Or, under a blazer for the Windy City — a match made in chilly heaven.
I am also a huge fan of denim. It’s a staple in my daily rotation as a mom. It covers spills and they are flattering for everyone. I’m the junior jean queen — Catherine at Felt is the O.J.Q. (original jean queen). It’s no wonder I got these Veronica Beard jeans from Felt Chicago. The grosgrain tuxedo stripe is to die for and the flare leg is the cherry on top. The exposed button fly waist and the unfinished hem is what denim dreams are made of. I mean come on. This style has just the right amount of stretch for a nice slimming effect and they make your legs look nice and long, too. I’ve gotten a ton of compliments when I wear these jeans. You can dress them up or down and they are great for day to night.
Here, I’ve chosen to rock a nice suede Rebecca Minkoff bootie because I wanted to exaggerate the hemline of the jeans. I got these booties in the summer, but they are transitioning quite nicely into fall. The studs have that edgy feel that I always tend to look for. You can’t blame a girl for knowing what she likes, right? Although, if studs aren’t your thing, the Sarah bootie also comes without them and a matching black wooden heel. You can snag them in brown, too, if you want a different color. They are so comfortable — I literally wore them all summer and I’m so excited they’re a perfect transition piece for fall. Suede booties go well with everything except snow, so they are ideal for fall in Chicago. If you’re in a place with year round warmer climates, you get an even bigger bang for your buck.
Just in case you aren’t following me on Instagram, I’m co-hosting a Veronica Beard event at Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue on Tuesday, September 26th. If you’re unfamiliar with Veronica Beard, the designers are actually sister-in-laws that launched in 2010. Their style is effortless and I’ve made their pieces part of my momiform (mom uniform). They design chic staples like my camel wool coat that has a leather motorcycle jacket dickie or their shirt dress, which continues to be a hit season after season (and it’s available in several colors).
You can find Veronica Beard at Felt Chicago, Neiman Marcus, Shopbop, and Intermix. Send me an email if you would like to attend. The personal appearance will also feature a fashion show. Veronica Beard happens to be one of my favorite designers, so I’m uber excited. Hope to see you all there!
Photography: Luke Wright