January 9, 2017 - Easy Outfits, SAHMonday, Style

SAHMonday: Boyfriend Cardigan, T-Shirt and Jeans

I don’t know about your neck of the woods but our north Texas weather has a split personality this time of the year.  One day it’s in the 30’s, a few days later 60’s and 70’s.  It’s almost impossible to plan what to wear so I usually just look at the forecast in the morning and wing it!  Since today’s weather is on the warmer side, I’m dressing in lighter layers for running errands.

In case you missed last week’s post, I’ve started a new outfits series called SAHMonday.  It’s outfit inspiration just for the stay at home and work from home moms of the world (like me!) who aren’t heading out of the house on Monday morning.

The outfits in this series are perfect for when you want to feel comfortable, yet put together, so that you can face the day and any errands you may need to run.  Plus, most of these outfit formulas can be pulled straight from your closet.  If you don’t have my exact pieces, that’s ok.  Just use one of the substitutions that I recommend below.

Today’s SAHMonday outfit formula is made up of a few of my all-time favorite basics – a long cardiganloose fitting t-shirt, skinny jeans and metallic flats.  Add an outfit completer like a long necklace or scarf and voila – instant outfit!

Long Cardigan + T-Shirt + Long Necklace + Jeans + Metallic Flats



[Long Cardigan:  Similar/T-Shirt:  Similar/Jeans:  Same/Necklace:  Similar/Metallic Flats:  Similar]


Long Cardigan:  Any boyfriend cardigan or long pullover sweater

T-Shirt:  Long or short sleeved top in any solid color or pattern (try stripes!)

Jeans:  Leggings

Long Necklace:  Scarf (plan your outfit around the colors in your favorite scarf!)

Metallic Flats:  Neutral flats, ankle boots or riding boots

Show me YOUR SAHMonday outfit!  Be sure to tag me on Instagram and use the hashtag #SAHMonday.  I’d love to see what you put together!

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  1. I’m wearing this same outfit formula today! Since it’s still cold here in NOVA I went with a long sleeved (striped!) tee, scarf and duck boots. Happy Monday!

  2. Here is my struggle…I’m almost 5 months post partum with #3 and my older two (twins) turned 2 last week. I have a major muffin top from diastis recti and lack of recovery time between pregnancies and jeans are so uncomfortable since I sit on the floor a lot. Any accesserories get yanked on by the baby. And I live near the mountains in VA so right now its in the single digits (thanks winter storm Helena). So how do I even make sure I brush my hair every day much less wear anything besides pajamas and yoga pants and sweatshirts? I want to feel put together but HOW!? Nothing seems to fit and it gets major spit up on sometimes anyway so what’s the point – ugh. #thestruggleisreal

  3. I really love that you are showing a picture of yourself and what you are wearing Alison! I like it so much better than just the clothes by themselves. <3

  4. Alison, thanks so much for posting these
    ideas! Here’s my conundrum: I love the way you approach fashion, love the idea of outfit formulas and love your style. But…I don’t do skinny pants. They don’t look great on me and I don’t feel great in them. Many of your outfit formulas rely on skinny pants, skinny jeans and leggings…so what can I substitute?

  5. Where is the like button on this one 🙂 I also find the Wit and Widom and Kut From Kloth are also great jean brands that are stretchy that allow for the muffin top. 🙂 Like Simone said, get dressed for a couple of days a week, or even just one day, make you feel accomplished for the day just getting dressed 🙂 Good luck lady, you got this! Just know we’ve all been there at one time or another!

  6. I’m wearing a version of this today. One question I always have with flats – should I go sockless or just wear nude hose (knee high?)? I’m wearing black trouser socks to match my black pants and it looks weird with gold flats. Sigh. Also, it’s cold here so hose kinda don’t cut it… but I’ll do it for Beauty, if I have to. 🙂

  7. AGREE 100% on NYDJ. They are relatively high rise and give good pull-in factor. They also have SOOOOO many colors that they often can double as “pants” instead of jeans (I am a teacher.) Just order one size down. They are meant for that! Also, have some grace. 5 months post-partum! I am now 14 months post-partum on baby #1 and just now beginning to not dislike my body, which makes clothing more fun than it was. Find something you do love- I found through the GYPO challenges that I LOVE scarves (I had about 10 I gave to Goodwill about 2 years ago because I didn’t use them. UGH!). I have started pattern mixing and that helped me like my clothes again. But for sure find a pair of jeans that are comfy and you’ll be on your way.

  8. Love this look! I’m a work at home mom too and this is one of my favorite looks. Thanks for getting this series going! So many of the trendy looks out there are not practical for at home moms especially with younger kids. Mine are all school age now but many days I’m running around and heels and other more dressier looks are just not practical.

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