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Every mom has dreams of being a picture-perfect Instagram mother. You know, the kind that wears chic outfits even while cleaning spilled spinach off the floor and arrives at school drop-off without a hair out of place. How committed they are to that dream, however, is debatable. Honestly, sweatpants are heaven on earth.

Unfortunately, these soft, stretchy joggers, while versatile, are not exactly multi-occasion attire. If you want to change it up, here are some easy-to-wear chic outfits to prepare you for every type of school function.

1. School Drop-Off & Pick-Up: Joggers + Well-Fitted T-Shirt

You can be forgiven for wearing your favorite joggers for quick stops, but save the moth-eaten 10-year-old shirt at home. You never know when you need to get out of the car to help your son unload his papier-mâché volcano. Whether you’re wearing an oversized tee or a fitted tank top, make sure it falls right on your body. You can also opt for a cropped top so long as it’s a non-midriff-bearing length.

This outfit works with a chunky necklace or dainty studs. You can also pair it with all kinds of footwear, from delicate slides to classic sneaks. Don’t forget sunglasses. Glare is bad for driving.

Other options:

  • Denim overalls with a tank top and clogs
  • High-waisted jeans with a cropped shirt and mules
  • City shorts with a loose blazer and sandals

2. Parent-Teacher Meetings: Relaxed Pantsuit

Parent-teacher conferences are hardly formal events, but following a decent dress code could create a more conducive atmosphere of openness and respect. As tempted as you are to reach for the twinset, don’t. It isn’t . If you're going for coordinates, choose an oversized pantsuit in soft fabrics like linen or polyester. It’s carefree enough to make you or the teacher relax yet smart enough for serious conversation.

Depending on your vibe, you can wear a tank top in between or a simple button-down. Jazz it up by choosing a suit in vibrant colors.

Other options:

  • A chunky sweater and a maxi skirt with sneakers
  • Your best jeans (no ripped knees!), a smart blouse, a tailored tweed blazer, with low slingbacks
  • A belted dress and striking jewelry with pumps

3. Family Sports Fest: A Fun-Colored Tracksuit

Take it from cool mom extraordinaire June George (that’s Regina George’s mom) and fellow fashionista parental units Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton. You can’t beat the versatility of a tracksuit. Ask Sue Sylvester. Since the Philippines is tropical, you can skip the velour and opt for polyester. Ideally, though, stick to pants. You wouldn’t want some post-three-legged-race to occur.

Other options:

  • with running shoes
  • Jogging pants and a breathable T-shirt with tennis shoes
  • Exercise tights or cycling shorts and a running tee with trainers

4. Prom Chaperoning Duties: A Little Black Sheath Dress

As much as you want to recapture the magic of your own prom night, as a chaperone, you need to dress down. But that doesn’t mean you can pull out some chic outfits. Skip the floor-length gown and opt for a classic sheath dress in a neutral color. Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with some distinctive jewelry and a pair of eye-catching heels. This ensemble lets you stay in the background, allowing you to watch the punch bowl and make rounds.

Other options:

  • Well-cut pantsuit with low heels
  • Sleek jumpsuit with pumps
  • A tea-length circle skirt and top with heeled sandals

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5. School Performances: A Form-Enhancing Midi Dress

As a mom, you’ll be attending numerous school events, from Catholic school milestones to Buwan ng Wika folk dances to Christmas pageants. Whatever the festivity, you must look presentable, sensible, but also stylish – because there’ll be photos and your kid will keep pointing you out to their schoolmates, saying: “That’s my mom!”

Chic outfits for these functions don’t have to be complicated. Stick with a satin midi dress cinched at the waist to accentuate your shape like the Princess of Wales. Contrast this femininity with some chunky heeled booties or tall clogs.

Other options:

  • Flared jeans and a puffy blouse with heels
  • A classic wrap dress with sensible pumps
  • A blazer dress with cute loafers

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6. Field Trip Chaperone Duties

Field-trip chaperones usually have uniformed shirts for easy identification, but in case the school allows you to wear whatever you want, you’ll want to check your closet for something comfortable. Consider the activity: is it a museum, a zoo, or a hike? It’s important to dress for the occasion, but if you’re stumped for ideas, you can’t go wrong with comfy cargo pants paired with a knitted top. It’s both cozy and functional!

Other options:

  • Bootcut jeans, a V-neck cardigan, and chunky sneakers
  • Black leggings and a denim button-down, shirt with plimsolls
  • Tan chinos and a striped blazer, with white slip-ons

7. Birthday Party: A Sleeveless Jumpsuit

If you have younger kids, say three years old to 10, then you understand how physical birthday parties can be. You swim through ball pits, climb tall slides, and swing on monkey bars. You want something stylish (it is a party, after all) but still practical and very movement-friendly. Lo and behold, a tasteful momma onesie. It keeps everything covered and in place, so you don’t have to worry as you jump on trampolines or deal with the aftermath of a sugar rush.

Other options:

  • Neutral cargo pants and a sleeveless cardigan with sneakers
  • Black leggings and an oversized tee with white trainers
  • Cropped trousers, a U-necked shirt, and a cardigan with flats

8. Graduation & Moving-Up Days: An Understated Wrap Dress With Standout Jewelry

Graduation is as much about your achievements as it is about your kid. It is a family milestone – you all did it together. It’s just fitting that you dress up for the occasion. can’t go wrong. Choose a flattering wrap dress that accentuates your figure while – those ceremonies can be tedious. Tie your hair in a and show off your style with some attention-grabbing statement earrings and thick bracelets.

Other options:

  • A stylish trouser suit with stiletto pumps
  • A sleek peplum dress with heels
  • A pencil skirt and blouse with heels

Whatever the occasion and ensemble, is more important. Feeling good is a necessary step to looking good. Chic outfits? Sure. Just don’t forget it’s about confidence!