We get moms – you want to look chic and stylish, but with demands of kids this isn’t always easy. These five items every mom must have make practical fashion easy…

Pressure to be a good mother, balance your relationship and be a corporate climber is tough. Ensure you look fabulous while doing it all in these stylish items every mom needs.

1. Basic black leggings

You can’t go wrong with a pair of stretch black leggings. They go with everything for those rushed mornings and allow you to move freely when playing with/chasing the kids. As an added bonus they’re slimming and can hide most stains, plus they’re easy to mix and match.

2. A printed shift dress

The nice thing about dresses is that they’re practically an entire outfit. You just need to add shoes and a bag and you’re good to go. If you find yourself with an extra 2 minutes, throw on a necklace too. A printed shift dress can be worn anywhere – from the office, to the park or even a date night. You can simply switch up your accessories and you’re good to go. The print can also help mask spills (whether they were put there by your kids… or you).

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3. An oversized structured bag

A structured, large handbag in a neutral colour such as black or tan is a must-have. Afterall, it looks chic and is big enough to accommodate all the items your kids may need – making an excellent alternative to lugging around an extra bag.

4. Soft chambray shirt

It may look like denim but chambray will definitely feel soft and comfortable. It’s also incredibly versatile. You can wear it unbuttoned over a tank top for a layered look, slip it on with leggings and sneakers for a casual take or pair it with heels and a printed skirt for your new go-to chic outfit.

5. A longer length cardigan

This finishing touch is perfect for moms on the go. You can slip it over just about anything to smarten up your look. In addition, its long lines are very flattering.