Fashion Motherhood

Workwear Wardrobe Essentials

work-capsule-wardrobe-office-mama-mother-outfits-neutral-canadian-blogger-amanda-reid It’s been almost 12 months of diapers, breastfeeding and onesies and its time for this gal to go back to work.  To be honest,  it is so bittersweet. I am beyond excited to sip an actual hot cup of coffee while using my brain for things other than calculating when I can expect Finn to wake up next.  But man, I am so going to miss hanging out playing with trucks and cuddling in our pajamas until noon.

So, last month, in preparation for heading back to work a took a hard look at my closet and realized I have close to nothing left for work. You may think I am being dramatic, but I purge my closet a lot. Plus, I haven’t had a reason to wear non-maternity work clothes for almost 2 years. The few items I had were definitely outdated and even a little dusty. It was essentially back to the drawing board.

After taking advantage of some of the killer January sales, I think I have curated a new mix of items perfect for my business casual office. But, besides being perfect for my day job, each item works for another aspect of my life. Closet space is slim in our house, so to justify buying anything, I only buy things that can transition to either casual weekend or evenings out too.

Lastly, going back to work after having a baby is a huge deal, and there will plenty of things I will be worried about (like getting to work on time) So, having a mix of items that can work on the fly is just what the doctor ordered.

Workwear Wardrobe Essentials



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Double-Breasted Blazer : H&M

Black Blazer: H&M


 Slim Turtleneck: Artizia

Short Sleeve Button Up Blouse: Aritzia

Short Sleeve Blouse: H&M

Chambray Shirt: Aritzia

Ribbed Sweater: H&M

Satan Cami: H&M

Ribbed Cardigan: H&M

Long Sleeve Tee: H&M

Long Sleeve Button up: Aritzia


High-Waisted Tie Pants: Artitzia

High-Waisted Denim: H&M

High-waisted Tie Pants: H&M

Coated Jeans: H&M


Suede Booties: Aldo

Leather Flats: Aldo

Colour Block Heels: Zara


Kate Spade Laptop Bag

Tote: Pauls Boutique

Crossbody: Pauls Boutique

Wallet on a chain

What are your workwear essentials? Let me know in the comments below!

Photography by: Eryn Shea Photography

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