What to Wear: School Holiday Event

By Kristin Hull

mom fashion, mom style, mommy stylist, budget shopping, mom shopping, budget styleFor school holiday events you want to look classy and sophisticated but also, festive – without going over the top. I’ve shown two options for the same outfit in this post – the one on the left is more conservative (but still stylish) and the other is more bold. Be careful with sequins because they can easily look cheap. If you question the quality at all, don’t get it.

I love the unexpected use of the khaki-colored pants but if it’s not your thing, you can swap them out for a pair of black pants, or even jeans. The blazer and jewelry work with both outfits, as do the flats. It’s a fun time of year though, make it a little special by wearing heels if you can. I’ve chosen both of these with moms in mind. Wedges are easy to walk in and are often comfortable. They aren’t as high as they look because of the platform in the front. The bootie has a thick heel which makes them much easier to walk in. All three pairs of shoes will be a useful investment as they’ll go with a million different outfits.

You’re probably wondering what kind of coat you should wear with this ensemble. I have a black wool ruana (cape-type piece) that’s been my go-to coat for years. It always looks chic no matter what I’m wearing underneath. Solid black ruanas aren’t easy to find but I managed to find two – one at Nordstrom and another from the Cinderella Lollipop Etsy page.

Outfit on left:

Calvin Klein Sequin Front Tank ($50/Nordstrom)

Trousers With Zip Hem ($60/Zara)

Black Wedges with Gold Strip ($35/H&M)

Liz Claiborne “Queen V” Satchel (reg. $70, now $35/JC Penney)

Outfit on right:

Sequin Striped Tank ($20/Forever 21)

Trousers With Zip Hem ($60/Zara)

Black Thick-Heel Booties ($70/H&M)

Purse with Color Block Detail ($63/ASOS) – I LOVE this bag!

Pieces that work with both outfits:

Black Swing Baby Silk Jacket (reg. $69, now $49/Dorothy Perkins): If you have large breasts, try a more fitted jacket like this one. Here’s another style that will work on all body shapes.

Beaded French Wire Earrings ($4/Forever 21)

Patent Band Sueded Flat ($19/Charlotte Russe)

Gold Shakey Ring ($14/Target)

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