Tonight after I had put the kids to bed, I sat down and watched an episode of Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style that I had recorded. The episode featured a SAHM that had fallen into a “mommy rut” of capris and tees. Veronica, the co-host, pointed out that this has become the uniform of mommies throughout America, and I would have to add that I think this is the uniform for a lot of mummies here in Australia as well. I agree with all of you out there that declare that these outfits are “comfortable” and “practical” but I defy anyone to claim that they are stylish or chic.
The outfit on the right, on the other hand, looks so much more stylish. It is still just as comfortable and practical – the denim city shorts are still great for running around the park, or bending over to tie up little shoelaces, while the cotton voile shirt can be thrown into the machine, and if you hang it up on hanger to dry, won’t even need ironing. The lightness of the cotton voile means that even in the more flattering three quarter length sleeve, you will still be just as cool as if you were wearing a tank.