Guess what? School’s back in session!
Who has time to put together a head-turning outfit when you’re busy dropping kids off at school, after-school sports, play dates, and making sure they put on matching socks in the morning?
I don’t think I need to point out that moms are definitely not lazy, but can I get a “Heck yeah!” from all those moms who wish they had just a moment be lazy and take a break from all the craziness?
One thing that helps me feel like a million bucks even during the school year is a simple, easy outfit that still looks great no matter where my busy mommy lifestyle takes me. But in order to throw on an outfit in less than five minutes and still look amazing, I have to make sure I have a few essential pieces ready to wear in my closet.
Read on to find my top 10 picks for whipping up cute fall outfits in a matter of minutes — and feeling my best the whole day through.
These cute fall outfit ideas can make school day mornings a breeze, but if you need some help getting your kiddos to hurry up and go, here are 10 ideas for simplifying your morning routine, like checklists, when to make breakfast, and more!
Cardigans are perfect for those busy, caffeine-fueled mornings when it’s still a bit chilly outside. While it may seem like one of the coziest pieces in your pick of fall outfits, a cardigan also has the power to make any outfit more polished.
Try picking a cardigan in a neutral color, like black or navy blue, so it can be paired with almost any of your outfits for fall. If you do opt for a fun color, like this gorgeous dusty rose, you can still pair it with jeans, a neutral shirt, and a pair of comfortable shoes.
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2. Boot-cut jeans
No matter what your shape or size, boot-cut jeans will look fantastic on you!
These versatile jeans are stylish enough to coordinate well with any shirt or pair of shoes in your closet. Want an effortless fall outfit perfect for play dates? Pull on your boot-cut jeans, throw on a white T-shirt, and rock your sneakers.
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Loafers are quick and simple shoes that you can pop on and off with ease — the ultimate weekend shoes!
Need to dress it up a little? Give your outfit a preppy twist by pairing comfy loafers with a simple pencil skirt and a blouse, or a polo shirt and a pair of khakis.
4. Jogger pants
If it feels like a Netflix and binge kinda day, but you’ve still got to take your kid to a weekend game or after-school activity, why not take your comfort with you?
Jogger pants are a more stylish version of sweatpants with a tighter fit around the ankles. You can grab a pair of black jogger pants to go with a striped shirt and booties, or spice things up with a fun print, like this pair.
Not sure how to pull off these jogger pants without looking frumpy? It can be done, and we’ve got the guide on how to wear all things comfy right here!
5. Denim jacket
Know what else would look fabulous with a pair of jogger pants? A solid-colored T-shirt with a denim jacket on top. Now that’s what I call effortless street style!
The nice thing about a denim jacket is you can roll up the sleeves while it’s still warm outside, then wear them down once fall sets in.
Source: Old Navy
6. Skinny jeans
Did you know fashion experts swear skinny jeans are the best thing to wear while traveling?
Even if you’re not jetsetting around the world, they’ll work perfectly when it’s time to take a trip in the carpool lane. Make your fall outfit look effortless by topping your skinny jeans off with a tunic, then slipping on a pair of cute flats.
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7. Maxi dress
Maxi dresses are the perfect combination of no-hassle style and comfort. If the heat is still on where you live, pick a maxi dress made of cotton to keep your body cool — even while you sit on the sidelines at your child’s sports game!
Grab a cardigan or denim jacket to pair with your maxi dress in case it gets chillier as the day goes by.
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Looking for something comfy to pair with your skinny jeans? Look no further than the tunic!
A loose-fitting tunic top will look amazing on pretty much everyone, and now you won’t be fighting with stretch material that loves to ride up.
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9. Head wrap
I swear by the head wrap as the ultimate fashion piece for busy moms!
If you wake up with a case of bedhead or are struggling to tame your hair, a head wrap one-ups a boring ponytail.
Pick one in a bold color or fun print, like these floral head wraps, and match them with almost any outfit in your closet. You’ll save time, effort, and hair products!
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10. Romper or jumpsuit
Rompers aren’t just for kids. This is the perfect fall outfit pick for moms who need something easy to throw on when it’s time to drop the kids off at school. If it’s still chilly outside, throw on a cardigan, too.
Pick out a romper in a fun pattern and skip the accessories, or find a jumpsuit in a solid color with sleeves or full-length legs like this one from ASOS for cooler days when you want to layer on some color.life / The Lazy Mom’s Guide to Cute Fall Outfits With Zero Hassle