10 Fashion Staples You Should Own Now That You're a Mom

A Trendy Trench
Model icon Twiggy sports an ice-pink trench coat at the Burberry Prorsum LFW Autumn/Winter 2010 Womenswear show in London.
Model icon Twiggy sports an ice-pink trench coat at the Burberry Prorsum LFW Autumn/Winter 2010 Womenswear show in London.
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An impossibly polished trench coat can cover a lot of fashion transgressions. Let's say you're working around the house in your oldest sweatshirt (you know, the one you wore in your college track-and-field days) and you discover you have 10 minutes to get to the bank before it closes. Slip on those stylish flats (surely you own them by now), conceal your sweatshirt debacle with a deftly sophisticate trench and voilĂ : A trench coat that doesn't blow your cover.

Your trench coat also is the perfect topping for everything from jeans to work attire. Don't think you're a khaki trench coat kind of girl? You're in luck. Today's designers are creating versions in sassy reds, classic tartan plaids and deliciously unexpected hues of blueberry and pomegranate.

Plus, it's the perfect ending to your post-baby wardrobe search. Armed with a lightweight coat and several items to take you season-to-season, you'll be in good stead. Now if only we had a surefire way to remove spit-up stains.

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