How basic can you get? Streamlining your closet is essential when you’ve got 20 minutes to get dressed and groomed before your newborn wakes up and starts screaming! So here are my life-savers.

A go-with everything denim shirt.

White denim, always crisp.

Red Hunter wellies worn with skirts, jeans, everything!

Nude flats for the mama on the go, elongate even the pastiest legs.

Stylish parka: pulling up a hood is way easier than holding an umbrella with a baby in your arms.

J crew’s dress up, dress down mini.

High waisted dark wash jeans you’ll want to throw on day in and day out.

A bright bag for an instant pick-me-up.

Finally, a gold watch to add an understated splash of glitz to any outfit. Mine was a first mother’s day gift. I feel so special every time I look at it!