Haute Mommy Monday - Inexpensive Basics

I found these outfits that would be great for running errands - shopping, doctor appointments, playdates and lunches with friends - during the late summer.  All of the basics below can be found at any price point, from Neiman to Old Navy, and most of us probably already have them in our closet.  Black tee, white pants, jeans or denim capris - I get excited when I find ways to style these things differently since it means I don't have to spend $$$ on new things.

Accessories similar to those shown below can be found for so little cash! Check Forever 21 and other similar stores for cheap gold hoops if you don't already have some.  Express and Limited are great for basic chunky gold bracelets and long necklaces.


You have white pants and a black tee, right? I'm not a fan of flip flops, but a snazzy pair looks right with this outfit.  Gold hoops, a chunky watch and some big sunglasses make this perfect for a weekday lunch.


The same white pants can go a different route with dressier sandals and shiny silver jewelry.  This is perfect for taking the baby to doctor appointments in the morning, and I can wear it right on to my Junior League placement meeting in the afternoon.


Comfy flats (try Gap's City Flats) and a bright purse (go cheap with one from Express) work perfectly with dark denim capris for frappucinos and playdates.

Use the same accessories to style a shirtdress.  If you don't own one, The Limited is having a 40% off sale right now.  Shirtdresses are seasonless and are so versatile.  Buy in a basic color and it will last you forever.