Pencils are sharpened, lunches are made, and mama’s are celebrating and/or crying as their little ones are off to school. Now that they are set with supplies, clothes, and accessories, it’s time to think about yourself mama!
While I still have one more year before my oldest goes off to school, I’ve watched friends as they navigate those first few days and months of back to school night, parent/teacher conferences, PTA meetings, and more. I even had one friend tell me she could pick out who was a first time parent versus a repeater parent – she saw what they were wearing: leggings and hats versus jeans and make up.
But just as every new mom and every experienced mom knows, there is no better feeling than being put together. Not looking like you just rolled out of bed when you meet other parents or new teachers, can make you feel confident and let you be concerned with the matter at hand: raising money or keeping your student on track.
You don’t have to look like you’re going to a formal dinner, but pick your automatic basics to wear. This is a great way to know that even if you’re running late, you know what to throw on. My favorites are jeans, basic tee’s, Birkenstocks or tennis shoes.
I am also loving the look of joggers with a tee or tank and a denim jacket. Especially for those pick up or drop off times, when you may need to run into school.
Plus my loves, leggings, with a longer tee and cardigan or denim jacket. Because leggings can be appropriate and sometimes necessary!
For those instances where you may need to feel a little dressier (think conferences, back-to-school night, etc.) there are two go-to looks that I like. One is a t-shirt or shirt dress with a denim jacket or bomber. The other is a classic button down, jeans, and booties.
One thing for sure, don’t over think what you’re wearing. I’m sure that as long as you don’t show up to school in pajamas, you’re good to go. Well, maybe as long as you don’t have to get out of the car – sometimes pajamas happen for those mornings where stuff hit the fan.
Good luck to all of those mama’s who made it through the few days of school – it’s going to be a great year!