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5 Basic pieces 25 ways

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

Mix and match like a pro

Get back to the basics and upgrade your mommy style with these five chic pieces that are perfect for any occasion.

A white silk button-down blouse

Mix and match like a pro

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If you're going to invest in a blouse, we recommend purchasing a silky white button-down one that you'll actually wear for years to come. Style it with budget-friendly accessories to update any ensemble without breaking the bank.

Daytime casual: Scoop up the kids and channel your inner bohemian for a picnic in the park. We adore how this white button-down blouse looks tucked into a pair of black-and-white printed shorts and topped off with a fab floppy hat.

Mix and match like a pro

Equipment Signature Blouse (, $208); Carissa Floppy Hat (, $40); FOREVER 21 Cascading Bead Layered Necklace (, $10); Floral-Lined Fold-Over Combat Boots (, $20); MADEWELL Something Else Paradox Printed Shorts (, $138)

Evening chic: A vibrant ladylike midi skirt and metallic gold accessories breathe new life into this basic button-down blouse. We can absolutely see mommy Kate Middleton wearing this.

Mix and match like a pro

Equipment Signature Blouse (, $208); Decked Out Bloom Necklace (, $18); Nine West Metallic Edelyn Clutch (, $69); Middleton Midi Skirt (, $53); Steve Madden Marnee Metallic Leather Strappy Stilettos (, $99)

Work professional: Brighten up your go-to work skirt and white blouse with a bold yellow blazer that's sure to radiate good vibes and put a smile on your boss's face.

Mix and match like a pro

Equipment Signature Blouse (, $208); Apt. 9 Solid Pencil Skirt (, $22); Anne Michelle Realove-05 Ankle Strap Pumps (, $28); Chic Trapezoid Handbag (, $30); Zara Herringbone Blazer (, $80)

Date night daring: Leggings are every mom's BFF. Instead of basic black though, why not try out the metallic trend? Paired with vampy wine-colored lipstick and a statement necklace, your husband won't know what hit him.

Mix and match like a pro

Equipment Signature Blouse (, $208); Chain Gold Necklace (, $40); Vincent Longo Demi-Matte Velour Lipstick (, $23); Mini Sequin Flap Crossbody (, $30)

Playdate perfection: Take a walk on the wild side at your next, not-so-down-and-dirty play date. Tuck your white blouse into a pair of high-waisted skinny jeans and tie the entire look together with a sassy leopard print belt.

Mix and match like a pro

Equipment Signature Blouse (, $208); H&M Skinny High Pants (, $25); Express Gladiator Vamp Wedge Sandal (, $42); Club Monaco Ashlee Belt (, $46); Aerie Straw Metallic Handle Tote (, $30)

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