White denim skirt – similar under $25! and in a fun blue jean wash || Button-down top – J. Crew on sale || Lace-up flats: solid colors, similar and love these colorful ones! || crossbody bag – cute affordable one and love this higher end version || Earrings – Nickel & Suede || Sunglasses – Amazon || Watch – Michael Kors || Cuff – similar under $20! and love this one ||My fave lip color combo: liner – L’Oreal Color Riche in Au Naturale, lip color – Jouer in Cassis, Lip gloss – Revlon lip lacquer in Rose Quartz
While balancing out silhouettes in an outfit is always a good idea (blousy on top, streamlined on bottom and vice versa) it’s especially important if you’re dressing strategically after some weight gain. Since I’m not planning on wearing skinny jeans through an Arizona summer (ugh), I was thrilled to find a stretchy pencil skirt in a fresh white denim to make hot weather dressing bearable and fun!
A pencil skirt is perfect paired with a loose button down like I did here, as well as a boxy pullover top, or a flowy tee or kimono/sweater. So many options! And stretch is key when it comes to comfort with pencil skirts. If you can’t find a stretchy denim skirt, knit pencil skirts are suprisingly versatile as well. After all, moms need to move!
Throw on some fun jewelry and/or cute shoes and you’ve got a home run of a simple outfit.