• Sarah Nantel


As a mom of 2 kids, I don't always find time to shop for myself and I'm constantly scrambling for time get myself ready in the morning. One of the huge time wasters of my morning is trying to get my daughter's hands and fingers out of my makeup while getting ready. One loves to look through my makeup drawers, quickly pick an eye shadow palette, and jam her fingers into it. The other one loves to pick out my most expensive makeup brushes and use them as her paint brushes. Ugh. I'm lucky if I am able to get any makeup on my face when I am busy defending them.

When I do get the chance to shop, I always try to find pieces where I can quickly put together an outfit that screams: "I'm a mom, and I look great!" These are great pieces for that Back to School look, when you're too busy preparing lunch or snack in the morning but want to look great dropping your kids off. They are casual enough that you don't look all dolled up. What's more? Mix and match them all and you get your 10 looks.

1. Linen Ladder Lace Tank by Anthropologie

2. Skirt with a Slit by H&M

3. Fawkner Blouse by Aritzia

4. Oversized Dress by Zara

5. Toothpick Jean in Skipper Wash by J.Crew

Here are some possible combinations: 1+2, 1+5, 1+3+5, 1+2+5, 4, 3+4, 4+5, 3+4+5, 2+4, 2+3+4

What are your must have back to school looks?