Sunday, July 17, 2011

Moms, what do you wear to work?

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I'm a freelance writer. My work clothes consist of whatever I want them to be. Generally I "dress" for work significantly worse than I do for anything else. Old clothes, pajamas, dirty clothes, no clothes at all (don't drop by)... I've worked on articles read by thousands wearing them all. It's a pretty great gig if you hate dressing up and are allergic to paying for dry cleaning. 

But in thinking about work clothes, I started to wonder what a mom's uniform is. Because while my paying job is freelance writing, my 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week volunteer assignment is being a mother. What are mom clothes?

For me, they mostly involve denim. By owning several pairs of denim shorts, I can put on pretty much any of the wash-and-wear shirts in my wardrobe (which are mostly dark colors) and they match. This is very helpful when dressing in a hurry (when am I not dressing in a hurry?). 

I start out clean, and I'm not naturally messy, but hands get wiped on my pants whenever there aren't towels, and dog and rabbit hair collect on everything. It's not a glamorous job, and the wardrobe matches. Does your "momiform" match mine?

Blue Sky Scrubs sells a wide variety of scrub tops, bottoms, hats, lab coats, and other shirts, jackets, and accessories. 


  1. I imagine leggings and comfy tops are involved. I'm not a mom, but I have worked with kids and you do get messy REAL fast.
    Sometimes I watch "What Not to Wear" and it seems like Stacy and Clinton truly believe moms-on-the-go can pull off heels and cardigans. Who are those people?!

  2. I don't bother with shows like that at all. I'm certain my entire closet is an example of "what not to wear." LOL!