Googling “SAHM Wardrobe Basics” brings people to this site on a regular basis. If you got here that way — welcome! Just know that what you are about to view is not a one-size-fits-all prescription, but a suggestion for a specific, real live person. Adapt to suit yourself.
The basic template:
- basic bottom (jeans, khakis, black slacks, or simple skirt)
- + tee-shirt in a flattering color (sleeve-length dependant on season, sweater for extreme cold)
- + layer as needed for warmth and dressing up/down.
How this works practically:
Running around the house, doing stuff with the kids, you are wearing your jeans and a tee-shirt topped with a sweatshirt if it’s cold. You have a Bible Study, parent/teacher conference, or some other such meeting to go to. Remove the sweatshirt, throw on your black wool blazer, and you arrive looking crisp and stylish. (I’ll let you in on a little secret, though. The blazer pictured is fleece, Gap Lightweight fleece blazer, and on sale for $49.95. Update (Jan 10th, 2007): these are still around in some stores, on clearance for much less now!)
What could be simpler?