When I received a dress from Fresh Produce free for review, I added it to my go-to wardrobe for homeschooling days. As a my children’s teacher, I have heard the rumors that homeschoolers stay in their pajamas all day. I can safely say that pajama days are rare around here and, gasp, I don’t even own a pair of yoga pants. While I don’t “dress to the nines,” I do like to look put together on school days. By having a few versatile pieces, I can put together simple outfits in no time at all.
Simple Outfits for the Homeschool Mom
When picking out your weekly wardrobe, you want to choose pieces that can be used several different ways. I like to use a mixture of basic and more detailed items; but all ensembles do have some key components.
This is the most important quality to have in my clothing. As homeschool doesn’t always take place at the kitchen table, I need something I can move in. Jeans are perfect for sitting on the floor building Lego forts, but I can do the same thing in a flowy maxi skirt or dress. One of my favorite new pieces for this is my Hi Lo Dress from Fresh Produce is perfect for this. Since the majority of the fabric is made of a knit fabric, I can sit on the floor modestly. Plus, with the irregular, gauzy hem, it has the feel of a maxi dress without tripping me up when carrying school books on the stairs.
Color and Texture
Color and texture can dress up the simplest of pieces. SInce it’s black, my dress can be paired with any color jacket or shirt. I have a couple of button up shirts with fun details like ruffles and pleats that go perfectly with it. Colored tops can also go nicely with a brown or grey skirt, which I also have. With jeans, I have a bit more difficulty, as I have a long torso. I tend to wear tunic tops or colored layers with jeans.
As far as accessories go, you don’t need matching jewelry for every single outfit. That can take up a lot of room, as well as get expensive. I tend to stick with silver or white gold; I wear my mother’s necklace and wedding rings daily. Occasionally, I might add a scarf that was my grandmother’s. The only accessory that I really change up is my glasses. I have four pairs that I recently bought (one is reading glasses) and I may change them if they clash. I only have so many because of child factor–I’ve lost and broken a couple of pairs.
Getting dressed in the morning doesn’t have to be complicated. With a few choice pieces, you can have simple outfits at your fingertips. And the rest of the day to spend with your children.