Style: What’d I’d Wear To A Parent Coffee or Admissions Event

Recently, we’ve received several reader emails asking what they should wear to parent coffees and other private school admissions events.  A few moms said they were very nervous about what to wear (in addition to being anxious about the events!). I was also stressed about what I should wear for our daughter’s kindergarten admissions events so I know the feeling!

Here are a few tips:

  • Wear an outfit that makes you feel confident and comfortable
  • Avoid flip flops, sweatpants and very casual yoga wear
  • Don’t wear anything too low cut or too tight
  • If you could wear it to a night club, it probably isn’t right for these events
  • Your outfit doesn’t have to be expensive and you shouldn’t feel compelled to buy anything new if your current wardrobe will suffice. But, if it makes you feel good, purchase something new to update an outfit!

I’m no fashion expert (or fashionista) by any means, but I have learned a few things after going through the admissions process twice. You will see every type of outfit imaginable at these events, from head to toe Chanel to grunge rocker. When I attended admissions events, I usually chose a blazer, trench coat or casual jacket, black or dark wash jeans and silk tops, with accessories, for my events. The look that’s best for me is effort at “Mom On The Go”. I’m tall (5’10) so I usually wear flats.  See photos below for what I’d wear!

 

Trench: Prada, Top: J. Crew,  Skinny Jeans: The Gap, Flats: J. Crew, Earrings: Fred Segal, Bracelets, Alexis Bittar, Noni Boutique, Watch: Rolex

Trenchcoat: Prada, Top: J. Crew, Skinny Jeans: The Gap, Flats: J. Crew, Earrings: Bettina Duncan at Fred Segal, Necklace: Lulu Frost, Bracelet: J. Crew, Handbag: Prada, Watch: Rolex

Outfit 3

 

Jacket: J. Crew, Top: Diane Von Furstenberg, Earrings: J. Crew, Necklace: Kyler Designs

Jacket: J. Crew, Top: Diane Von Furstenberg, Earrings: J. Crew, Necklace: Kyler Designs

 

L to R: Gold necklace: Kyler Designs, Diamond Earrings: Bettina Duncan at Fred Segal, Bangles: Noni Boutique, Bracelet: Alexis Bittar, Gold Earrings: J. Crew, Pave Bracelet: J. Crew, Necklace (bottom) Lulu Frost

L to R: Gold Circle necklace: Kyler Designs, platinum diamond earrings: Bettina Duncan at Fred Segal, Bangles: Noni Boutique, Bracelet: Alexis Bittar, Gold earrings: J. Crew, Pave gold Bracelet: J. Crew, Necklace (bottom) Lulu Frost

 

Jacket: Elie Tahari, Tank Top: Prabal Gurung for Target, Jeans: Loft, Booties: Piperline, Handbag: Reed Krakoff

Jacket: Elie Tahari, Tank Top: Prabal Gurung for Target, Jeans: Loft Skinny Jeans, Booties: Piperline, Handbag: Reed Krakoff, Necklace: J. Crew, Earrings, Kyler Design, Cuff: Anthropologie

With our pitbull rescue, Cocoa!

Outtake photo: With our pitbull rescue, Cocoa!

 

Jewelry: Bracelet: Alexis Bittar, Earrings: Kyler Design, Cuff Bracelet: Anthropologie

Jewelry: Bracelet: Alexis Bittar, Earrings: Kyler Designs, Cuff Bracelet: Anthropologie

 

Wordless Weekend: Fall Haul For Mommy Pick-Up a.k.a. “The Catwalk”

The haul: Top: Joie, Jeans: Anthropologie, Leather Cuff: Kendall Conrad, Bracelet: Kendall Conrad, Earrings: Kyler Design, Necklace: Adina Jewelry, Booties: Nine West, watch: Rolex

My own cluster of baubles (Instagram)

This J. Crew accessories bag is so chic I had to have it! (Instagram)

Vintage glam...a gift from a friend. (Instagram)

Reed Krakoff: My fall handbag. Splurge!

My cool new Marni statement necklace puts me in a good mood

Must Haves:

Love this bracelet from www.kendallconraddesign.com

Love! www.kendallconraddesign.com

So there you have it! I’m ready for Fall/Winter 2012 at The Willows School.