7 Items Every Stylish Mom Should Own


Being a mother changes everything, clothing is no exception.  I am a firm believer that being a mom doesn’t mean you have to abandon your sense of style or wardrobe. With some intentional purchasing and outfit planning you can achieve effortless style.  Having these specific pieces on hand will help you look chic and put together.

Here are 7 items every stylish mom should own.

brown cardigan look1 standing against the wall w/bag

Cross Body or Tote Bag

I think this is probably my number one item in this list.  The right bag is essential to comfort and flexibility when it comes to momlife.  The crossbody is a must because it allows you to be hands free which is like a mom’s entire existence.  You know what I mean. Nobody wants to be fumbling with a bag and trying to chase a three year old through Target.


On the flip side of this is the Tote bag.  Now you may not necessarily have your hands free, but you can fit all of those extra diapers, snacks and Elmo toys that are inevitable with having kids (a catch-all so to speak). I have even found myself carrying both sometimes.  Seriously! 

Both of these items are a must for any mom.


Cute/Comfy Shoes

Not only should they be cute, but the shoes must be comfortable.  You really can’t have one without the other in this case. Style and comfort didn’t always go together, but these days there are so many options for super cute shoes that won’t skimp on the comfort level.


Cardigan Sweater

It doesn’t matter if it’s long or short, you’ve just gotta have a cardigan.  My preference is the long ones that almost sweep the floor. They look so good with EVERYTHING. You can wear them with jeans and a tee, over a dress.  The combinations are endless and it makes any outfit look so effortless. My goal is to get one in literally every color I can find.


Black Leggings

Another closet staple that goes with so many things.  They are super comfy, they probably won’t cost a whole lot, and they can camouflage any areas you’re trying to hide.  Just like jeans you can never have too many pairs.


Comfortable Jeans

Jeans kind of go without saying.  Finding a pair that fit just right is the only challenge sometimes.  I have recently had to do a serious jean purge! I had so many pairs that I wasn’t even wearing.  I am really being more intentional about only buying jeans that fit properly and are comfortable, but I am never not going to have a ton of jeans.  That is probably one of my favorite things to wear! They. Just. Go. With. Everything.  


Graphic Tee

Graphic Tees are so cute and fun! They come in so many different colors and designs that getting dressed every day is easy and fun.  Not only that, but you can dress a graphic tee up or down which makes it a very versatile piece to have in your closet.



A fedora hat, a cute pair of earrings, or some layering necklaces can really add a sense of luxury to an otherwise basic outfit.  Jeans and a t-shirt get turned up a whole notch when you add the right accessories. I’m really into layering and gold jewelry wherever I can find it.  


All of these items are staples in my wardrobe and you will probably see at least one of them on me at any given time.  Style doesn’t always come automatically when you’re a mom, but keeping these items on hand has me looking chic and feeling confident all of the time.



  1. Gina
    April 23, 2020 / 1:00 PM

    Have always loved your style and fashion sense! Thank you for the great tips & ideas you share here!

    • sbooker80
      April 23, 2020 / 1:31 PM

      I love you! Thank you for always supporting me.

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