If there's anyone who knows what it's like to be a busy, working mom, it's Pink Peonies blogger Rachel Parcell. Sure, her life may look perfectly primped on Instagram, but underneath it all she's a mom, just trying to get by—and look good doing it. That's why we enlisted her expert style advice for her top three outfits that are both cute and functional, for anything motherhood may throw your way.
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Read on to see Racel Parcell's go-to looks, and find out why they're the best wardrobe staples for the mom on the go.
1. Dress + Denim Jacket
"Right now one of my go-to outfits is a cute dress with a denim jacket, either worn or tied around my waist! This look is perfect for out and about, plus it’s so comfortable but also super chic. I love that I can look and feel stylish while also being on-the-go constantly with my two babies."
Shop the Look: Michael Stars dress, $108; revolve.com. Topshop denim jacket, $47; topshop.com. Similar tote by Michael Kors, neimanmarcus.com; Ray-Ban sunglasses, $165 nordstrom.com. Nordstrom earrings, $52; nordstrom.com.
2. Jeans + Feminine Top
"This was one of my favorite looks we wore this summer. My daughter Isla and I had a few errands to run and we got lunch just the two of us while we were out. It was so fun! It’s possible to still look cute and stylish while chasing around a toddler all day. These jeans are so stretchy and comfy and I paired them with this feminine, ruffle top. I had to bribe Isla to smile for a photo and lately she loves to look inside my bag and see what she can find—and run away with it!"
Shop the Look: Similar top by Wayf, $69; nordstrom.com. Joes's Jeans, $95; joesjeans.com. Valentino sandals, $975; nordstrom.com. Similar handbag by 3.1 Pillip Lim, nordstrom.com. Similar initial necklace by Nashelle, $73; nordstrom.com.
3. Cozy Sweater + Leggings
"This is what my favorite days look like—being at home playing with my babies! If we don’t have any big plans for the day this is the outfit you’ll find me in: leggings and a cozy sweater!"