You’ve heard of models off-duty. How about moms off-duty? As in the celebrity set, who can’t be expected to go glam all the time. Like mere mortal moms everywhere, some of the most famous family women out there have their dressed-down days, too, for which they seem to adhere to an effortless and accessible fashion formula. At its square root is a mix of basics and classics. Consider Christy Turlington’s camel coat and Nicole Kidman’s trim leather jacket, both timeless and available across all price points. Elsewhere, jeans, from Reese Witherspoon’s cuffed boyfriend style to Jennifer Garner and Gwen Stefani’s wide-cut version, reign supreme. As do cozy sweaters, scarves and the consummate cool comfort shoe, Converse Chuck Taylors.
This story first appeared in the June 8, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.