4 Tricks for Looking Pulled Together at School Drop Off

Some days I barely have time to brush my hair in the morning. I’ll see other moms at school drop off and wonder how the hell they manage to look so put together! But, I have come up with a few shortcuts that help me get it together fast — and get out the door with my three kids on time.

Get organized before bed. Lay your outfit out the night before, so you don’t waste precious time searching for what to wear.


Have three pairs of go-to pants. You need jeans that can go with anything, as well as two other pairs of pants (either jeans or something else) that are colorful and fun. At least one pair should fit during your “skinny” days and another should fit on those days when you feel bloated.

Wear button-down shirts. You’ll look dressed up without trying too hard. I just got a great light denim button-down from Anthropology and it’s my go-to shirt these days.

Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize. Fun accessories will make even the simplest outfit look special and unique!

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