The kids aren't the only ones who need a few items as they head back to school. If you are a mother who plays by the rules, put a little punch into this conservative wardrobe by adding your own splash of color to these buttoned up basics. With a few simple pieces that require little thought during the morning rush, you can mix and match your way to the head of the class.
- For a simple and sweet relaxed mommy look, put a twist on the classic cardigan with this Merino Maya sweater, a pair of cropped corduroys, and a Tory Burch flat that will look pretty even when you are making a mad dash to get the kids into school on time.
- Wrap up the whole package with an essential trench coat that can hide whatever lays beneath. This season is all about plaid, but putting a ruffle detail on a fitted shirt and pairing it with some skinny jeans turns it into a can't-lose outfit.
- Take a cue from the man of the house and steal his blazer look. A boyfriend blazer over a crisp white shirt and a pair of black leggings takes little effort and goes a long way. Finish it off with a pair of flat black boots, and a new daily uniform is born.