12 Things an Urban Mom Can’t Live Without This Fall

Behold our 12 stylish picks for looking like one hot mama this fall. While surely we can live without these fashionable finds, we’d rather not.

1. Cozy cocoon of a sweater. It may still be warm outside, but trust us when we say you’ll want a toasty cover before long.

Cozy sweater via Kystylick
Cozy sweater via Kstylick

2. Over the Knee Boots. In order to keep from looking like the wrong kind of Pretty Woman in these tall, tall boots (all the rage this season!) try some with low or flat heels, like these we found at Piperlime. They’ll give your old staples an instant refresh.

Over the Knee Boots via Piperlime.
Over the Knee Boots via Piperlime.

3. A denim-free day. It’s no fun squeezing into skinnies after a summer of  loose frocks and shorts. For a kinder transition to cold weather clothes, embrace the new soft pants. They are drapey and easy, and surprisingly pair well with just about any shoes, from heels to ballets flats to sneakers.

Drapey wool sweatpant via JCrew
Drapey wool sweatpant via Jcrew

4. Workout clothes for everyday. Long gone are the days when it was considered schlepping to wear gym clothes when you had no plan of actually hitting the gym. Hallelujah! The sporty look is de rigueur for all, and a lifesaver for busy parents who juggle from sun up till sun down.

A sporty look via Athleta
A sporty look via Athleta

4. Convertible Bag. It’s a cross-body, a clutch, a work tote, an about-town carry-all. It can even be a diaper bag. The bag that does it all, that’s what we want. Really, who’s got time to switch bags?

Convertible bag from Garnet Hill
Convertible bag from Garnet Hill

6. Winged eye. Update your face with a simple flick of the wrist. The winged eye is sorta like a toned down version of the popular cat eye, and totally doable for Urban Moms everywhere. Grab a new gel eyeliner, and give it a go.

Winged eye and more cool eyeliner ideas via FashionSy
Winged eye and more cool eyeliner ideas via Fashions

7. A hall pass (of sorts). Buy your freedom with the UrbanSitter Mobile App. It gives you the freedom to book a babysitter anytime and any place. Get your UrbanSitter Mobile App as a free download in the Apple Store.

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8. Hip readers. Did you know that your eye sight changes as you get older, likely leaving you straining to read the fine print?  No need to squint when you have stylish specks on hand.

Eye Bobs
Specks via Eye Bobs

9. (Another) Big, cozy scarf. It warms you enough that you can oftenforego a coat, gives you a bit ofje ne saisquoi, makes a blah outfit look a whole lot better, and can easily substitute for a baby blanket, nap mat or nursing shield.

Image via Pinterest
Image via Pinterest

10. A (Comfortable) Walk on the Wild Side. Cute, comfy shoes to run after yours tots without sacrificing style.

Leopard flats via Loeffler Randall
Leopard flats via Loeffler Randall

11. A Topper. The newest coat silhouettes run the gamut from traditional and refined, menswear inspired to loose and relaxed. Choose your style and go with a can’t go wrong black, pale blue, classic caramel or soft grey. This lovely tailored coat in a soft, luxe Italian wool from Emerson Fry is great to dress up or down.

Wool coat via Emerson Fry
Wool coat via Emerson Fry

12. Dressed up without fuss. Forget heels that pinch your toes or the dress that prompts you choose the salad instead of the pasta. A silk blouse says gussied up without sacrificing comfort or self.

via IMB Box
via IMB Box

Find more fab Fall finds on our One Hot Mama Pinterest board, and please do tell us what’s on your style radar this fall.