Own It! A monthly column by Aysha Saeed of AYSHA NY
How to Save Time and Be Work-Ready in an Instant
If you’re familiar with my brand, then you know that every style that I design is all about convenience. My clients are all very ambitious women with busy schedules, many of whom also have kids at home. So when they’re really strapped for time, they need to look completely put together with little to no effort.
That’s why I’m here today to suggest some go-to outfits for busy moms. Even when you’re on a time-crunch and need to be ready and out within minutes.
September = The Start of Busy Season
Now that it’s September, you’ll need to make things as easy as possible. School has started, the kids have their extracurricular activities, and you’re gearing up for long hours at work. Not to mention the holidays will be here before you know it. Between early-morning wake-ups, school drop-offs, and then heading to work yourself, convenience is absolutely critical.
This means your outfits need to be quick, simple, yet still give the impression that you have everything together. Fortunately, when it comes to outfits for busy moms, you have plenty of options.
When in a rush, your best bet will always be a stylish blouse and a basic pair of pants. I especially suggest work-appropriate pants made with elastic to equal parts comfort and simplicity. With more people working from home now, they’ve become much easier to wear throughout the day. Not to mention they’re terrific for when you’re in a hurry.
As for your top, something you can just pull over your head is always best. Button-ups are great, but they’re also very time consuming when you’re on a tight schedule.
Ease and simplicity are exactly what I had in mind when I designed my Blousette line. This jacket-blouse hybrid is a great go-to for anything — work, online meetings, weekend errands, and even nights out. Just put it in your bag or throw it on over a simple t-shirt And best of all, they come in multiple patterns and colors to help you find something that fits your style.
Even something similar, such as a basic cardigan or blazer, will help you look and feel more composed and professional with little to no effort.
Believe it or not, dresses are also great outfits for busy moms who are in a hurry. Just like when you’re packing for vacation, there’s no need to coordinate separates. All you have to do is throw them on, adjust them, and you’re good to go for the day.
On busy days when you need to look your best, you can never go wrong with a simple midi or maxi dress and a blazer. Something like our Tammy dress or Melanie Maxi are great for an effortless work look. And when you pair them with either our AYSHA or Knit blazer, you’re all ready to take on the day.
As much as I love my heels, they’re not practical when you’re in a rush. So I always encourage my clients to find a stylish pair of sneakers they can wear on the way to school or work, and put on their heels once they reach the office. If you don’t want to add on an extra step, then just wear a pair of flats so you can go from mom-mode to work mode without any interruptions.
As you can see, there are several great outfits for busy moms to choose from. These days, workwear doesn’t have to be so complex and structured — comfort and style continue to merge every single year. And by taking these small pieces of advice, and going for simple yet stylish items, you and your kids can be out the door in no time at all.
About Aysha Saeed
After a decade in New York’s corporate finance world, Aysha Saeed packed up, moved to Italy to do the work she was destined for…became a fashion designer. After much hard work and not accepting “no” as an answer, Aysha finally got the opportunity to work with houses of Dior + Dolce & Gabbana.
AYSHA NY was created to dress America’s current and future leaders, and it’s Aysha’s keen eye for detail – both in the cut of a fabric and in the boardroom impact an outfit should make – and the commitment to manufacture 100% of its products in NYC that has created this sustainable, iconic brand.
AYSHA NY women are strong, fearless, ambitious and extremely good at what they do. They wear AYSHA NY to send that message before ever having to say a word.