Being a mom means always feeling slightly frazzled, right? Still, where I live in Brooklyn, morning drop-off can sometimes feel like a runway, with parents arriving decked to the nines in everything from Rag & Bone to Clare V. And while I haven’t gone full-on fashionista, I have found that feeling put-together can be simple: A pair of oversized sunglasses, a Chelsea boot, even a luxe-looking coat is a confidence boost on days when, let’s be real, I had 4.5 minutes to get dressed.
But I wondered: How did other moms approach this slightly crazy, slightly euphoric time of day? Were they hitting up the carpool line in their jammies or strutting through the Pre-K gates in mink and Louboutins?
I decided to go to the source—nine mamas from across the country, caught in their actual school-drop-off uniforms.