Fashionable, functional holiday essentials for moms
The holidays are here and super mom is on the run… all day long! Whether you are working, holiday shopping (get it done while the kids are at school!) or volunteering, you never stop… no really, you NEVER stop. So fashion needs to meet function so you can be stylish (and warm) all day long -- especially if you have no time to change in between daytime duties and nighttime fun. Here are some mom-friendly winter fashion essentials to help you look fabulous morning until night…
A sweater dress paired with tights and wedge boots can be comfy during the day and chic at night. One to try is the Sash Tie Sweater Dress from Boston Proper (www.bostonproper.com, $119).
Long fur vest
Fur vests are always hot, and the new mid-thigh styles make them even more flattering. For true function, find a reversible style such as the Hilary Radley Studio Reversible Sweater Faux Fur Vest in Charcoal (www.zappos.com, $93). One side is a sweater and the other is the faux fur, for two different looks. Try pairing your vest with a long sleeve T-shirt or turtle neck, your favorite skinny jeans and wedge lace-up booties.
Ponchos are truly comfy and fabulous, but for the holidays, take it up a notch by wearing one in a bright color such as orange, electric blue or emerald green. One to try is the MICHAEL Michael Kors V-neck Poncho in Electric Pink (www.nordstrom.com, $90).
Look like you are walking the runway at school drop off or holiday shopping with a faux fur sweater coat. The long length adds a chic formality while covering figure flaws and keeping you warm. Try the Bebe faux fur trim duster sweater coat (www.bebe.com, $111).
Dresses are a mom's best friend any time of the year. They are flattering and super easy; there is no thinking what goes with what. This season be festive in a floral dress paired with tights and knee high boots during the day and switch to platform pumps at night. (H&M Knee Length Floral Dress with 3/4 sleeves, $34, www.hm.com)