Let’s face it, not every day looks like a fashion spread for Vogue. Heck, most days barely pass for the ‘gram. Jennifer and I tend to put in more effort than a lot of people on our outfits, simply because we LOVE TO. Starting this blog didn’t add much to either of our plates, sartorially speaking. We were always texting and talking about fashion, planning outfits and even shopping with and for each other (finding the time to photograph said outfits, promote the blog and all the technical stuff…. that’s a different story).

The outfit in this post is one of my many mom-on-the-go formulas for dressing. This for those days when I must go into the office but will still spend a good portion of the day in mom mode – Days when you just generally need to GSD (Get Shit Done) and need to look put together while doing it. That formula is denim/chambray shirt+pencil skirt+sneakers.

You may remember the skirt from this post. One of the main reasons I bought that suit in the first place was the versatility of the pieces individually. The outfit is made from a fun, navy, textured polk-a-dot fabric that makes this closet staple more interesting than most. It is just as easy to put on a unique pencil skirt as it is a plain boring one – same effort for maximum effect!

The shirt was a thrift find at Goodwill. It’s by Express, a favorite of mine since the ‘80’s, and I am pretty sure you can never go wrong with clean white Chuck Taylors, another longtime fav of mine. On this day, I was able to meet with Jennifer for a brief blog meeting and a cup of coffee, of course, where we discovered we were shoe twinning.

Some fun options to use this formula in your day-to-day life are below! Let us know your one of your fashion formulas in the comments below!

The outfit in reverse. I may have already ordered this skirt to pair with this blouse.

Another reverse option with this cute chambray number and this blouse, which is a nice twist on the button down.

You can never go wrong with a tweed+chambray formula, especially when it’s pink tweed and pink chambray.

The color and print of this pencil skirt have so much visual interest, you don’t need to do much else. Would look great with both pumps and Chucks.

I love the juxtaposition of the romantic lace with the athletic stripe on this skirt.

I would pair either of those with this white denim shirt.