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5 Back-to-School Wardrobe Updates for Moms

5 Back-to-School
Wardrobe Updates for Moms

Bidding summer pals adieu and sharpening the No. 2’s is not nothing. But the lion’s share of returning to the reality of structured days, the bus-line-to-board-meeting shuffle, and after-school sports falls on mothers and mother figures everywhere. Refreshing your cadre of essentials with pieces that role-shift as easily as you do will leave you poised to make the busiest season of the year also the chicest.

ALL-DAY DRESSING

A tailored dress in a bold solid or subtle print lets the details stand out (belts, puff sleeves, tiered hemlines)—and leaves plenty of room for dressing up, down, and across appointments.

  1. Ulla Johnson Claribel Dress Ulla Johnson Claribel Dress
    Ulla Johnson
    Dress
    goop, $450 SHOP NOW
  2. Tibi Chalky Drape Dress with Removable Apron Tibi Chalky Drape Dress with Removable Apron
    Tibi
    Dress
    goop, $750 SHOP NOW
  3. G. Label Lolo Belted Sundress G. Label Lolo Belted Sundress
    G. Label
    Lolo Belted Sundress
    goop, $595 SHOP NOW

Wear it with:

  1. Beautycounter Moisturizing Coverage Beautycounter Moisturizing Coverage
    Beautycounter
    Moisturizing Coverage
    goop, $45 SHOP NOW
  2. Jennifer Fisher x goop Hoops Jennifer Fisher x goop Hoops
    Jennifer Fisher x goop
    Hoops
    goop, $200 SHOP NOW
  3. Acne Studios Tote Acne Studios Tote
    Acne Studios
    Tote
    goop, $1,450 SHOP NOW
  4. Veja V-10 Veja V-10
    Veja
    V-10
    goop, $150 SHOP NOW

MOST VALUABLE LAYER

A grab-and-go cardigan is the sweater to keep on standby. Button-down or belted, the classic silhouette will keep you cozy on the sidelines and pulled together no matter what curveball the day throws at you.

  1. La DoubleJ Cardigan Coat La DoubleJ Cardigan Coat
    La DoubleJ
    Cardigan Coat
    goop, $1,035 SHOP NOW
  2. G. Label Lightweight Erica Cardigan G. Label Lightweight Erica Cardigan
    G. Label
    Lightweight Erica Cardigan
    goop, $595 SHOP NOW
  3. Victoria Beckham Folded Cuff V-Neck Cardigan Victoria Beckham Folded Cuff V-Neck Cardigan
    Victoria Beckham
    Cardigan
    goop, $1,050 SHOP NOW
  4. Co Knit Wrap Cardigan Co Knit Wrap Cardigan
    Co
    Cardigan
    goop, $895 SHOP NOW

THE OVERACHIEVER

A utility-inspired skirt in this season’s go-to neutral—muted olive—unlocks new opportunities for the staples you already own. With lace-up heels at the office or boots for date night, it will get more wear than your kid’s favorite dino tee.

  1. Victoria Beckham Skirt Victoria Beckham Skirt
    Victoria Beckham
    Skirt
    goop, $1,050 SHOP NOW
  2. Office

    G. Label Shelly Pleated Back Top G. Label Shelly Pleated Back Top
    G. Label
    Shelly Pleated-Back Top
    goop, $375 SHOP NOW
  3. ATP Atelier Lioni Flats ATP Atelier Lioni Flats
    ATP Atelier
    Flats
    goop, $390 SHOP NOW
  4. After-School Sports

    Nanushka Sweater Nanushka Sweater
    Nanushka
    Sweater
    goop, $780 SHOP NOW
  5. Veja Sneakers Veja Sneakers
    Veja
    Sneakers
    goop, $100 SHOP NOW
  6. Date Night

    G. Label Samantha Engineered Rib Tank G. Label Samantha Engineered Rib Tank
    G. Label
    Samantha Engineered-Rib Tank
    goop, $295 SHOP NOW
  7. Victoria Beckham Boots Victoria Beckham Boots
    Victoria Beckham
    Boots
    goop, $1,365 SHOP NOW

UNOFFICIAL UNIFORM

Jumpsuits aren’t just for the mornings when selecting more than one item of clothing seems unmanageable. There may be no easier—or more slick—win than a one-piece and a little bit of sparkle.

  1. Alex Mill Jumpsuit Alex Mill Jumpsuit
    Alex Mill
    Jumpsuit
    goop, $198 SHOP NOW
  2. G. Label Julian Workwear Jumpsuit G. Label Julian Workwear Jumpsuit
    G. Label
    Julian Workwear Jumpsuit
    goop, $650 SHOP NOW
  3. G. Label Murray Parachute Jumpsuit G. Label Murray Parachute Jumpsuit
    G. Label
    Murray Parachute Jumpsuit
    goop, $625 SHOP NOW

Wear it with:

  1. Ariel Gordon Necklace Ariel Gordon Necklace
    Ariel Gordon
    Necklace
    goop, $925 SHOP NOW
  2. Sophie Ratner Necklace Sophie Ratner Necklace
    Sophie Ratner
    Necklace
    goop, $1,400 SHOP NOW
  3. Shay Jewelry Lariat Shay Jewelry Lariat
    Shay Jewelry
    Lariat
    goop, $10,920 SHOP NOW

MOM’S NIGHT IN

Dear moms: You have one day to unwind. Well, kind of unwind. Maybe. Make it count in soft knits and shearling-lined slides that feel like slippers (but work outside the house, too).

  1. Baserange Sweater and Pants Baserange Sweater and Pants
  2. Live the Process Hoodie Live the Process Hoodie
    Live the Process
    Hoodie
    goop, $268 SHOP NOW
  3. Monrow Jumpsuit
    Monrow
    Jumpsuit
    goop, $189 SHOP NOW
  4. Birkenstock Arizona Birkenstock Birkenstock Arizona Birkenstock
    Birkenstock
    Sandals
    goop, $145 SHOP NOW
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