A carefully edited closet will simplify your life; having fewer clothes makes getting dressed easier, and gives you a chance to create a look that is distinctly yours. Start with these ten basic pieces and add accessories to change up your everyday look -- each piece is kid-friendly and wearable, no matter what you're doing with your day.
Jeans are a mom wardrobe staple; a mid-rise style in a dark rinse is both practical and versatile. Opt for a silhouette that flatters your shape -- the most universally flattering is a straight leg, one that is cut the same from the hip to the hem. Hem your jeans for either shorts or flats, but don’t expect one pair to do double duty. Your hem should fall to within one centimeter of the floor, no matter what kind of shoes you’re wearing with your jeans. (Gap 1969 Curvy Jeans, $70)