Rachel Zoe’s Back to School Guide for Moms + Tots

Guest Editor: Rachel Zoe, Stylist, Editor and Designer

Vacations are winding down which means back to school for moms and moms-to-be everywhere! Who better to help get us back into the grind than fashion maven and mom of two adorable boys Rachel Zoe? Read on for her tips on how to simplify your daily routine—but still look amazing!—plus she shares her essentials for both moms-to-be and kids, too!rachel zoe fall fashion style tips v1

Photo: Instagram / @rachelzoe

From Rachel:

I always tell women, no matter how busy your day is, take an extra 5 minutes when getting ready to make yourself feel glamorous.  Looking and feeling your best can be as easy as putting on a coat of mascara, adding a little lipstick or simply layering a bold accessory into your look.  Keep your overall outfit effortless and chic – a black maxi dress is always good place to start.

Invest in a hat that you love, a bold necklace that makes a statement, or a cozy scarf to tie your look all together. I live in tall platform heels, but they aren’t for every woman. If you’re looking for a little height, opt for a block heeled bootie instead – you’ll be stable on your feet yet still get those extra inches you weren’t exactly born with!  Here are some of my favorite fall pieces for a mom-to-be and their kids:


Photos: EugeniaKim.com, Net-a-Porter.com, RevolveClothing.com

It’s also important to keep your ensemble uncomplicated and use accessories to elevate your look. A black dress, your favorite jeans, even an effortless shirt dress are perfect pieces to start with. Try these pieces: Short Sleeve Maternity Top  // Wool Fedora // Leather Ankle Booties // Pendant Necklace // Maternity Maxi Dress // Secret Fit Belly Ponte Maternity Pants


Photos: RalphLauren.com, FreshlyPicked.com, SoYoung.ca, Toms.com, NuiOrganics.com, Egg-Baby.com

Cozy cardis, cool prints and earth tones are fall must-haves for your little boy or girl. Try these pieces: Navy Pea Coat // Moccasins // Brown Horse Backpack // Suede Boots // Feather Onesie // Shearling Sweater

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