Friday, March 20, 2009

What to Wear: Sporty Mom

Joanne, a reader from Canada, wrote in with this request:
I am a 40 plus mom who lives in power suits 50 hours a week. Lululemon yoga wear is the weekend staple. What do I wear to my son's sporting events? I don't want my rear hanging out of designer jeans. It's as though I have some pieces but can't put a "look" together. Shoes are especially challenging. My chunky track shoes look sloppy and ballet flats fall off my narrow feet. It doesn't help that I live in the Canadian North. HELP!
Layering! Start with a basic pair of jeans and a long sleeved shirt, and then just keep adding pieces until you've hit the right mix:

Sweater - A fancy version of a hoodie in lovely sage.Wear the hood outside the trench.
Shirt - Basic while long sleeved tee from Old Navy.
Jeans - From Old Navy for $25.
Boots- There are so many cute flat boots on sale right now. I just wish finding the perfect pair wasn't such a chore.
Earrings - Pretty little gold drops from Anthropologie.
Sunglasses - Aviators from Old Navy.
Trench - From Old Navy. They make really adorable coats sometimes.

Casual and put together, Joanne will shine from the sidelines next weekend!


love.boxes said...

What a cool outfit!

Tracy-Girl said...

love this... cute mom outfit! :)

L is for Llama said...

can anyone tell me how to write in a "what to wear" request? I don't see an option to send a message, just the comment boxes for posts.

MrsEm said...

My email address is over on the left: