I don’t believe in limiting the styles you’re eligible to wear based on age. Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you can no longer wear that killer mini dress or step out in a leather get-up for that matter. If you feel confident in something, you should wear it, whether you’re sixty or sixteen. Take it from me: there is no age limit or expiration date for being fabulous.
Normally, I take Rio to daycare and my husband takes London to school, but this week I had to double up on mom duty. I wanted to wear something sleek to the office without limiting my ability to run around the city for drop off and pick up patrol. The solution? Pairing a chic leather dress with layers, flat booties, and a splash of pattern.
Leather fabric is often associated with a dash of mischief or up to no good feels so I was surprised to find the fabric in a sophisticated silhouette. It kind of says “Part-time badass, part-time professional,” right? I layered a white cotton turtleneck underneath to create a posh two-tone look. Layering dresses over some sort of basic tee has been a huge trend as of late, but when it comes to black and white combinations the concept is really timeless.
It’s been warmer this week so I was able to get by with fewer layers. When I say warm, I mean it feels like spring to every New Yorker who stepped out in the single digit temps of a few weeks back. I threw on a bomber jacket to add a little bit of a pattern to the mix while maintaining the kickass vibe. The bomber jacket is a more masculine piece but this vibrant pattern adds some femininity to the look. You can pair it with a dress and tights or denim and a graphic tee depending on your mood.
In terms of accessories, I stuck to no-nonsense pieces with a rocker vibe. These Givenchy boots are the epitome of cool with silver hardware and stacks of straps. The low heel makes them perfect for the pace of mom life without sacrificing style. I swapped out a purse for this Phillip Lim backpack with fringe details (sold out in black, similar here) to carry essentials, and slipped on reflective glasses from my favorite SoHo street vendor.
Hope you enjoyed this mom-on-duty look! Remember to never to be afraid to wear what you want to wear. Life’s too short for boring clothes.