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Versatile fashion essentials for the working mom

Crystal Patriarche is the Director of Parenting Content for SheKnows and oversees the SheKnows Book Lounge. She's a mother, a life-long book lover, an Arizona State University journalism and public relations graduate and entrepreneur. Fo...

Work it, Mama!

Busy working moms everywhere rejoice: The fashion world is headed back to basics. The runways for fall collections were filled with basic black, gray and navy pieces that oozed simplicity and versatility. And what working mom in this economy isn't craving the simple life?

Work it, Mama!

Basic #3: V-neck sweater

Try professor chic on for style with a basic V-neck in a solid color -- again, navy, black or camel -- or go for your PhD with an argyle pattern. The V-neck can be worn over a blouse or tee, under your boyfriend blazer and paired with a pencil skirt or trousers.

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