Regardless of a woman’s age, sense of style, occupation, or how many kids she has, there are a few wardrobe staples that all moms should have in their closets to keep them looking as posh as their favorite movie stars. These timeless fashion must-haves can be mixed and matched with a woman’s wardrobe over the years, and can be worn any season, weather permitting. By adding these five wardrobe staples to your closet, you can ensure that you’re always ready for an event or occasion that comes up.

A Well-Cut Sequin Dress
A well-cut sequin dress can be your go-to wardrobe staple for your upcoming holiday events and cocktail parties. I know, it feels like you’re almost never invited to these since you had kids, but the same sequin dress can be worn time and time again. It can be given a whole new look and feel by simply switching your heels, jewelry, handbag, and accessories such as scarves or blazers. For example, you could wear a cardigan over your sequin dress for a daytime event or party, and remove the cardigan for an evening cocktail party.  Hey, we are lucky if we get a shower sometimes, so any excuses to dress like  princess, and I’ll take it.
Statement Jewelry
All women have a preference for the type of jewelry they like to wear. Some women enjoy wearing bracelets or necklaces while others enjoy a great pair of statement earrings. No matter your jewelry of choice, invest in a statement piece of jewelry such as a colorful or oversized necklace. Your statement accessory will be an instant talking point while dressing up both casual and formal outfits.  If you have little ones, wear the jewelry that you don’t mind getting broken unless you’re going somewhere fancy, don’t want nanas pearls to be pulled off while you’re nursing at the mall, reenacting a scene from a cartoon you’ve seen 100 times on repeat.

Go-To Black Pumps
A sleek and stylish pair of black pumps can be worn with just about everything in your wardrobe, from your dark wash denim to your business suits and favorite dresses. Your pumps will give you an additional bit of height to elongate your legs. Classic black pumps always pull an outfit together.  If you prefer flats, then a classic pair of black flats are also perfect.

A Neutral Trench Coat
A neutral trench coat is another wardrobe must-have. Your trench coat can be thrown over basic jeans and a T-shirt to give you a clean look and feel. You can wear it over your business suits, cocktail dress, or almost any clothing in your wardrobe. If neutral colors such as black, navy, gray, or beige are not your first preference, opt to for a standout solid color that complements your complexion. A couple popular choices for timeless colors are red and purple.  It’s also a great way to hide that spittle on your shoulder.
A Tailored, Neutral Suit
A neutral two-piece suit–whether slacks and a blazer, a skirt and a blazer, or a dress and a blazer–gives you a go-to choice for any last minute business meetings, parent teacher conferences and graduations. The suit can also be mixed and matched with your wardrobe as separates. Even if you wear a suit on a daily basis, it is important to ensure that you have at least one neutral, tailored suit that is not too trendy in color or embellishments, making it a timeless selection. Your tailored, neutral suit can be worn frequently over the years. You can give it a different looks by wearing it with different blouses, lapel pins, scarves, jewelry, and accessories.

If any of these wardrobe must-haves are currently missing from your closet, most can be found in your favorite department store, or in the boutiques of your favorite designers. They are all wardrobe items worthy of an additional investment, as they’ll be part of your wardrobe for years to come.


This article was written by Ashlyn Cooper, mommy blogger.  She is happy to show the world that being a mother doesn’t dictate how she dresses, much. With her busy schedule she enjoys shopping for dresses online.