5 casual everyday mom uniforms

Hi friends! How’s the day going? I hope you’re having a wonderful morning. Last night, I went to a super fun event at Creative Tribe with some girlfriends. We got to learn about tarot cards – don’t worry, I won’t be switching my online business lol- and embroidered a tarot card tote bag. Creative Tribe has so many unique crafting events, and it’s BYOB,, so you can sip wine out of a Yeti cup. Not a bad way to spend the evening.

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For today’s post, I thought I’d share some of the casual mom uniforms I’ve been wearing lately. I love getting outfit ideas from friends, especially the type of clothes that I can wear everyday and look *put together* for all of the things I do during the day: chase the girls around, work, run errands, play dolls on the living room floor, or kick a soccer ball outside with the kids. I would love to live in lulu 100% of the time, but I find that I feel better and am more productive when I take a little time to get dressed in non-athletic clothes. (This post totally includes one athletic outfit because #reallife)

Here are 5 outfits I’ve been loving for every day:

Mom uniform

1) Everlane button-down with jean shorts and a scarf headband

Mom uniforms

(with these sandals)

I got this headband idea from Jess and it’s fun trendy detail and way to hide the fact that my hair needs a wash.  This shirt was my first time ordering from Everlane and I’ll definitely be trying out more of their pieces.  (I wasn’t sure about sizing and am usually between a 2 and 4 for tops. I ordered a 2 and it worked perfectly. I might try a 4 if it’s something that’s more fitted) It’s the perfect everyday white button-down: lightweight, not too see-through, and washes well.

Mom uniform 2

2) Express black romper with embellished sandals (<— black is gone but the blush is only $40!)

Romper

This romper made me understand how easy it is to just wear black all the time. Before, I could never understand why people had entirely black closets and I totally get it now. Simple, classy, versatile, boom. These sandals are my go-tos. They match so many things and I always get compliments on them. 

Mom uniform 3

3) Rails dress with low-top sneakers (<— part of the Anniversary Sale! They’re down to $85 from $130 and public access starts tomorrow) 

Rails dress

This is my favorite dress right now! It came in a recent Trunk Club shipment and while it was a bit pricey, I’ve worn it a ton already. (Heads up that it runs a bit big, so if you’re in between sizes, size down.)

Mom uniform 4

4) lululemon shorts with a V-neck tee and APL sneaks

Lulu life

I needed a couple of new pairs of lulu shorts because… my butt has grown haha. So I found these floral ones and really like the print.

Mom uniform 5

5) Athleta shorts and tank with embellished sandals

Athleta outfit

(These ones are in the graphic above since the ones I usually wear are out of stock in black)

It was my first time trying Athleta’s non-athletic clothes and I’m a huge fan. The fabric is light and breathable – a must for Tucson summer – and flattering. I’ve heard their jeans are a dream, too. 

I also feel like I’m in an awkward phase of life fashion-wise. So often, I find that styles are too young or too mature. I need something in between a mumu and a crop top with a high-waist skirt (<— super cute but would undoubtedly get some raised eyebrows at preschool drop-off). 

Where do you get your everyday outfits? Where’s your favorite place to shop? Lately I’ve been ordering everything from Nordstrom for the most part, just because they have so many different things and an awesome return policy. I’m also a huge fan of Trunk Club; many of the outfits above came from those shipments. If you have any favorite stores or online resources for everyday clothes, please let me know!

(Also, do you like these types or posts or nah?)

Hope you have a wonderful day and I’ll see ya in the morning!

xo

Gina

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42 Comments

  1. Amanda on July 18, 2019 at 9:07 am

    I love these posts! I’m not a mom but I still draw inspiration from what others are wearing…even “mom uniforms!” 😉

    • Amanda on July 18, 2019 at 9:08 am

      Actually, that’s not entirely true…I’m a dog mom. 🙂

  2. Katie on July 18, 2019 at 9:48 am

    I love these kinds of posts. I totally feel you on the in-between phase. I’m 34 and just don’t know what to do. Where do we go on the journey between Urban Outfitters and Talbots??

    Everlane is a good mid-point, though. Their clothes are high quality, their customer service is great, and the styles seem to say, “I’m mature enough to give no f**s about passing trends, but too young to need to hide my turkey neck with a dramatic scarf from Chicos.”

    • Grace on July 18, 2019 at 12:18 pm

      HAHAHA I’m also too young to need the turkey neck scarf from Chicos.

      Sole Society has high quality shoes and clothes, that are affordable in the sale section and age appropriate for the ladies in their 30’s. I also love 6pm.com because they have virtually everything and offer great deals.

    • Bridget on July 18, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      “Journey between urban outfitters and Talbots” At almost 36, feel the same! Trunk club was great my first time. Will Ben trying again.

      • Fitnessista on July 18, 2019 at 11:27 pm

        yay, so glad you liked it!

  3. Amanda on July 18, 2019 at 10:13 am

    I totally feel you on the weird in-between fashion phase of life. I’m not a mom but am a university professor. I’m young for a professor, so finding clothes that say “reasonably professional college professor” but that still feel like me is tricky! It doesn’t help that a lot of influencers are embracing styles that just aren’t my thing (ahem, crop tops) so it’s hard to find style inspiration these days. I love the outfits you’ve picked for casual summer afternoons!

    • Emily on July 18, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      I so hear you on this. Getting confused for a college student instead of the one teaching the college students is the worst!!!

  4. Monica Giovinazzo on July 18, 2019 at 10:30 am

    I enjoy these posts for sure! Definitely inspires me to get out of the LULU’s a few times a week 😉

  5. amy on July 18, 2019 at 10:45 am

    I discovered Athleta non-athletic shorts this summer too and am in love! I like the Fallon style. Short but not booty!

  6. Jessica on July 18, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Love this type of post!! I’m in a similar struggle- I work in an office so I have a ton of business wear, I have a ton of running clothes, but I struggle w what to wear on the weekends to chase a 2 year old around. I want to look cute and put together, but a cute strappy sundress isn’t gonna cut it.

    • Fitnessista on July 18, 2019 at 11:30 pm

      that’s how i feel, too. so many of my clothes are either “date night” or “active” and not much in between

  7. Maribeth on July 18, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Fun post! I’m in a similar stage of life right now. My current style is simple, but nicely made and properly fitted. So often, looking “good” is simply a proper fit. My go to shops (besides lulu) are everlane, aritzia, the gap, and target).

  8. Juliana on July 18, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    I love this post! I feel like your mid-30s are a weird in-between phase fashion-wise. I mostly wear tank tops with shorts or jeans on my off time and dresses to work (one piece of clothing = lazy, but fancy looking). I just ordered some new tank tops from Pact and I’m excited to try them! Aviator denim is my fave for jeans, they have actually functional pockets and lots of them!

    • Fitnessista on July 18, 2019 at 11:29 pm

      love pact!! i’ll check out aviator, too

  9. Tracy on July 18, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Love these posts a lot! I’ve bought several cute pieces from Madewell this summer. Love Athlete, too.

    • Fitnessista on July 18, 2019 at 11:29 pm

      looooooove madewell, too!

  10. Amalia on July 18, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    I am right there with you on being in between old and young! The mumu comment made me lol. When did shorts get SO short?!? I have been slowly but surely replacing my wardrobe with clothes from carlyjeanlosangeles.com. Much to my husband’s chagrin. . Highly highly recommend!!!

    • Fitnessista on July 18, 2019 at 11:29 pm

      i’ll check it out now! thanks!

  11. Alaina on July 18, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I live in lulu but also rely on Banana Republic and Gap for classier clothes . IMO, nothing beats a pair of skinny Jeans, comfortable yet chic flats and crisp shirt or flowy blouse! I’ve also found some adorable flowy dresses off Amazon! The Mix and Match Mama is another blog I follow and she’s got great fashion I bet you’d be into!!

    • Fitnessista on July 18, 2019 at 11:29 pm

      i’ll check her out – thank you!

      • Alaina on July 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

        My pleasure!

  12. Carrie on July 18, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    I try not to get in my head about it too much because age ain’t nothin’ but a number. However, I find myself drawn to simple and classic silhouettes. I could wear a vintage graphic T-shirt with cutoffs or athletic leggings daily, but I feel more put together in a solid button down (or silk cami since it’s hotter than hell) with relaxed jeans.

    • Fitnessista on July 18, 2019 at 11:28 pm

      same! i like the find tried and true pieces that i know will always work

  13. Cristy on July 18, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Almost 40 (yikes) here and definitely not ready to dress like a mature lady yet! I’m a fan of Loft, Nordstrom, free people, and local boutiques. Oh and Tarjay! Lol

    • Fitnessista on July 18, 2019 at 11:28 pm

      love these ideas! free people is a great one

  14. Melissa on July 18, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Love these kind of posts, and love these outfits! I completely agree about the awkward stage of fashion. Right now I’m a stay-at-home Mom to twin three year old boys and it’s challenging to find outfits that look cute, but are still functional enough to chase my kids around the park. Everything seems way too young (crop tops galore) or way too old.

    • Fitnessista on July 18, 2019 at 11:28 pm

      yes, we’re in the weird in-between stage!

  15. Sara on July 18, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    What does what you did last night have to do with what you’re wearing? Why do you insist on proving to people that you have friends? The more you talk about it the less it’s believed.

    • Fitnessista on July 18, 2019 at 6:32 pm

      I usually start each post with a greeting and little bit of what we’ve been up to. Last night was kind of random and fun so I thought I’d mention it. No need to be salty lol

  16. Amanda on July 18, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    I’m 40. It doesn’t help that I kind of like grandma clothes. I love linen in the summer. I like elastic waist bands. Comfort is the my number one priority now. If someone compliments me on something, the first thing I say is “It’s so comfortable!” Unfortunately it gets harder the older you get because I shouldn’t shop at forever 21 but I’m not to the polyester stage yet either. Haha. I love these posts though!

    • Fitnessista on July 18, 2019 at 11:28 pm

      haha! i feel ya. and i totally want to live in joggers every day because they’re so comfy 😉

  17. Jessie R on July 18, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Have you tried an Athleta skort? I’m obsessed with mine

    • Kara on July 18, 2019 at 10:25 pm

      OMG, Gina! You read my mind! This morning I thought to myself I wish Gina would write a post on what to wear to drop off haha! My daughter is getting ready to start preschool & I have no idea what I’m supposed to wear. I’m 40 & also have a 4 month old & still have a bunch of weight to lose. I want to look put together without actually trying haha. I did just buy some headbands because I think they help pull a look together. But right now I’m mainly wearing sundresses & some jcrew graphic tees with distressed jeans. It’s so hard to feel cute when you’re 15 lbs above your comfortable weight! The weight is coming off super slowly, but I’m always self-conscious thinking others wonder why I haven’t lost it all yet. I know I need to be kinder to myself. Sorry to ramble–love these types of posts!!

      • Fitnessista on July 18, 2019 at 11:27 pm

        your baby is only 4 months old- you’re doing awesome. i feel like sometimes it takes a little while, especially if you’re breastfeeding. <3 just try to remember that slow and steady is the best way to go for weight loss; so much more sustainable that way
        xoxo

    • Fitnessista on July 18, 2019 at 11:27 pm

      no, i need to!

  18. Stephanie on July 18, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Cute outfits!!!! I have been eyeing a lot from the Everland website (especially their cashmere sweaters…) but have yet to take the plunge. Maybe this winter I will have something good worth celebrating and will buy one?!? Maybe…
    I think Loft is a good place for not too fussy/not too old/not too young, and things are always on sale. A lot of their clothes strike me as being very versatile—can be super casual and more formal depending on what you wear things with—and can be tossed in the washer.

    • Fitnessista on July 18, 2019 at 11:26 pm

      yes, i love loft and often forget about it! they have a lot of cute stuff

  19. Christina on July 19, 2019 at 6:18 am

    What’s the link for those Athleta shorts? I tried the “These ones” link and it took me to the sandals.

    Thanks!!!

  20. Lindsay on July 19, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Love these posts because your style is so much like my own! And you are right about that in-between stage. I used to find good options at Target, but holy cow they have gone completely junior trendy lately. My best bets are usually Express, Loft and any variation of JCrew!

    • Fitnessista on July 19, 2019 at 1:58 pm

      i agree! it’s like ok target, i don’t want to wear overalls with a crop top 😉
      love those stores, too!

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