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Motherhood changes many things, and style is no exception. Between running after the kids, looking after a household and for many, juggling a full-time job, there’s little time to breathe, much less think of what to wear. If you’re like us and getting dressed means putting on the first thing in the closet before dashing out the door, put your best fashion foot forward with 12 versatile wardrobe staples that’ll ensure a stylish ensemble no matter what you grab!

White blouse


Feel feminine and flirty with this white V-neck blouse. Throw it over denim jeans for a fresh summer look, or tuck it into a pencil skirt for an office-appropriate look.

ZARA Loose-fitting Top with Buttons, $55.90

Minimal Tank Top


Business in the front, party in the back! Style it with high-waist bottoms for an effortless look.

**Open Back Tank Top by Boutique, $116. Topshop

Stripe Tee


Chic up the usual T-shirt and jeans combo with a fitted stripe t-shirt. Subtle details such as the quirky pop of colour around the collar adds a fun touch to an everyday outfit.

Only Contrast Collar Stripe Tee, $25.19, ASOS



Desk-to-dinner friendly, throw a blazer over a casual outfit for that instant chic-me-up!

Dorothy Perkins **Tall Grey Check Print Blazer, $99.90

Denim Jeans


Denim jeans are extremely versatile – you can dress ‘em up with heels and a blazer, or go casual with T-shirt and sneakers. Most importantly, get the right fit for your figure because it really makes all the difference.

Topshop Petite Bleach Mom Jeans, $89.90

Fitted Pants


Having an especially hectic day looming ahead? A good pair of fitted pants will tide you through while looking effortlessly stylish.

UNIQLO Women Smart Style Ankle Length Pants, $49.90

Long Skirt


Yet another piece that can be dressed up or down, breeze through the day clad in an effortless long skirt.

Cotton On Woven Carlette Maxi Skirt, $25.90, ZALORA

Black Wrap Dress


This little number will have you feeling sleek and sexy, even if you’re paring it down with black boots – every woman needs an LBD. And this is right up your alley!

Dorothy Perkins Black D-Ring Wrap Dress, $83.90

Linen Tunic


Easy and breezy, this linen tunic rocks a classic shirt collar and A-line silhouette that will never go out of style.

ZARA Linen Tunic in Mustard, $99.90


White sneakers


A pair of crisp white kicks will keep you comfortable yet stylish – perfect for casual days.

adidas women originals superstar slip-on shoes in clear orange, $140

Black Boots


Add an edge with a sturdy pair of black boots.

ASOS AUTOMATIC Leather Chelsea Boots, $57



Ditch the ballet flats and opt for sleek loafers that lend a chic appeal to any outfit.

CHARLES & KEITH Knot Detail Loafers, $53.90