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5 Power Outfits Every Mompreneur Must Have – Updated

Why are we updating this past blog post? Because we think it is so important that every woman, even if you are not a mom or entrepreneur, have these 5 outfits ready to go at all times. Plus we were reminded of it when we did a Facebook Live with Anjali Varma this last week on a related subject! (Stay tuned to the newsletter next week to get the link to the blog post and video!) 

What is the one thing everyone should have before starting a business? A business plan, of course. And what else? 5 power outfits that will take you everywhere from a casual coffee meeting to a speaking engagement.

Having these outfits ready to go in your closet (and on your iPad!) is crucial to feeling confident, not panicked, the next time you have an important work meeting or event. You can assemble your outfits and take pictures of them yourself, then store them in a Dropbox folder, an iCloud photo stream, or on a style app such as StyleBook. If you have the time and patience to take pictures of your wardrobe, you can use this app to create outfits and packing lists. You can even catalog ideas for inspiration and wait for it… use the calendar to keep track of what you wore when.

Happy Styling!

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Casual but Clean


The grocery store, the gym, picking up the kids…moms are always on the move! Feel comfy and still look chic in a pair of stylish joggers, a cool jacket, a funky necklace, and clean sneakers. You never know who you’ll run into while out and about! Want a more fitted look? Check out Lucy, one of RLS’s favorite comfy-chic brands.


Athleta Stellar Blazer, $198

DKNY Shell-Trimmed Twill Track Pants, $295

Topshop Washed Scoop Neck T-Shirt in White, $20

Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit Sneakers, $189.99

Longchamp ‘Small Le Pliage’ Shoulder Tote, $125

Panacea Textured Pendant Neckace, $28





Polished and Relaxed


You can’t go wrong with a moto jacket, chic slip-ons, and a cool, earthy necklace!


H&M Biker Jacket, $69.99

L’Agence Andrea Cropped High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Black, $235

James Perse Casual Slup Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt in Black, $75

Vince Corbin Slip-On Sneaker in Aubergine Satin, $195

Sole Society Rosamund Satchel, $79.95

Elise M. Riva Stone Pendant Necklace, $43





Put-Together and Fashion-Forward


Go for a pair of trendy cropped flare jeans, low block heels, a comfortable blazer, a neutral blouse, and playful earrings. Bring along contracts, files, and other documents in a spacious tote.


Étoile Isabel Marant Ice houndstooth wool-blend blazer, $490

Theory Silk Crepe de Chine Top, $225

FRAME Le Crop Mini Mid-Rise Bootcut Jeans, $230

Bella Vita Jensen Block Heel Pump in Burgundy Suede, $99.99

Madewell The Transport Leather Crossbody Bag in True Black, $148

kate spade new york In a Flash Drop Earrings in Berry Multi, $58





Bold Color and a Great Fit


Who doesn’t feel like a million bucks in a well-fitting dress and bold color? All eyes should, and will be, on you in this outfit. Look for a shift dress or blazer in your best bright and pair it with a gorgeous necklace or pair of earrings.

Topshop Petite Co-Ord Suit Jacket, $95

Vince Stretch Knit Dress, $385

Cole Haan Shayla Pointy Toe Pump in Black Suede, $150

Luana Italy Federica Medium Satchel, $425

Alexis Bittar Lucite Drop Earrings in Horizon Blue Clear, $135





Power Suit with Personality


Has the C-Suite called you in for a big meeting before awarding you the big contract? Try a fitted suit with a statement blouse, low pumps, and a structured tote. Wear your power and wear it with confidence!


Theory Lanai Stretch-Wool Blazer in Black, $395

Theory Testra Stretch-Wool Crepe Slim-Leg Pants in Black, $295

Tomas Maier Pussy-Bow Silk-Satin Top, $590

Lodis ‘Audrey Collection – Jessica’ Leather Tote in Black, $298

Marc Fisher LTD ‘Zala’ Pump in Black Leather, $159.95

Kendra Scott Tessa Stone Stud Earrings in Iridescent Drusy/Rose Gold, $65



Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for over 15 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio

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