The 10 Wardrobe Basics Celebrity Moms Can't Live Without

Yes, you can look pulled together at drop off with these wardrobe essentials that celebrity moms like Jessica Alba and Gwen Stefani wear. Here are every mom's top 10 basics from the new book 'How to Look Hot in a Minivan' (11 Photos)

Janice Min on Sep 21, 2012 at 7:01PM

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The 10 Wardrobe Basics Celebrity Moms Can't Live Without

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The Essential Cardigan

You can't go wrong when you're wearing something that's practically synonymous with style icon Jackie O. For a slightly more modern take on the classic piece, try choosing a cardigan (like this one from Nordstrom) that hits about mid-thigh, long enough to wear over leggings. (Keep in mind, however, that "long" is not the same as "over-sized"; your cardi should still fit properly in the shoulder sleeve, or it'll look dowdy.) A neutral color will work with everything in your closet, and it transitions easily from fall to spring. You'll also want to stick with a fine knit. Chunky cardigans are called "chunky" for a reason -- they can make you look bigger.

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