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She has graced the pages of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue a whopping six times, has a contract with CoverGirl, designs her own jewelry collection, Grayce, and is the author of two lifestyle books. We think it’s safe to say that Molly Sims knows a thing or two about style. As if her impressive fashion résumé hadn’t already convinced us, an exclusive look into her incredible closet courtesy of Finery certainly did. Not only that, but we got to chat with the beauty herself to glean some insight into the staples every woman should own, how she uses clothes to feel like a cool mom and what pieces she cherishes most.

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Closet Staples Don’t Have to Look Like Everyone Else’s

“Everyone needs a leather jacket as a staple in their closet,” Sims told us (and we totally agree), but that doesn’t mean you should invest in only black moto versions. If that’s not your style, then you won’t use it no matter how “necessary” others deem it. Go for something blue or gray or even pink instead. Switch up the silhouette with a leather blazer or bomber. Reinterpret closet staples for your vibe and needs.

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She Loves Finding Easy Ways to Elevate a Casual Outfit

You don’t need to go overboard on jewelry, sparkles and intricate detailing to look fancy. All you need are a few luxe-looking items to instantly make jeans and a tee feel special enough for a night out. “Velvet dusters are my favorite way to dress up any look,” said Sims.

She’s Not Afraid to Fall Back On A Signature Style

You know those mornings when you just can’t be bothered to be creative with your clothes? So does everyone else, which is why Sims encourages us to find a sartorial uniform we love, buy it over and over again, and wear it whenever getting dressed feels like too much to handle. “Those who know me know I have a thing for floral dresses. It makes you look ultra-feminine and chic. I have this dress in two colors and I’m obsessed with it. Pair it with a belt around your waist and you’re set!” 

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Clothing Can Definitely Be Used to Boost Your Mood

Everyone has days when they feel completely discombobulated. And these are the days you should reach for clothing to transform your attitude in a flash. “These are my ‘cool mom’ jeans! If you think you can’t rock these, think again! Throw on a white tee and a leather jacket and you’ll get compliments all day long.”

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Mom Dressing Is All About Convenience

Finding clothes that work for a full day of play dates, grocery-store runs and trips to the playground is absolutely key. Most of all, you need a bag that can fit everything you and your kiddo will need for the day (that’s not a 40-pound backpack). About this Gucci crossbody, Sims said, “I’ve been obsessed with this color, and the size of the bag is perfect for everyday wear.”As for something that can carry all of your family’s needs? “I kid you not, I use my Maison Ullens bag every...single...day. From carpool to meetings to dinners, it’s my go-to.”

If you want to see more of Molly Sims’s tips in action or shop her favorite clothes, shoes, jewelry and accessories, head over to her digital wardrobe exclusively on Finery.

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