What to Wear to the Polls on Election Day (PHOTOS)

what to wear election day pollsElection Day is November 3, and so many of us busy moms are scrambling to find the spare time to study the items on our local ballots and figure out how we'll cast our votes this year. Since planning out what to wear is probably at the bottom of your to-do list this week, why not let this week's style cheat sheet be your simple guide?


November is officially time to break out your plaids. Plaids are a staple wardrobe print and more popular than ever. I've curated two looks -- one budget friendly and the other splurgier -- with pieces from Forever 21 to Banana Republic all centered around the plaid shirt. Let's add a pair of skinny jeans, a down jacket, wedge shoes, and gold earrings. The outfit is easy and casual, and you'll be ready to vote!

Voting Booth, Budget Friendly:
This plaid shirt from Forever 21 looks soft and cozy! It's styled like a boyfriend shirt, so it will feel roomy and comfortable. The plaid shirt will look perfectly styled with a pair of skinny jeans from Zara. Since the weather is getting chillier, add a light down jacket from Uniqlo, one of my favorite stores for wardrobe staples. I love the Ultra Light Quilted Down Jacket so much I have two of them in my coat closet. The jacket is warm, light, and not too bulky. The Desert Wedges by TOMS are the perfect shoe. Wedges for a little height, classic styling with laces, and a great company mission statement -- for every pair of TOMS shoes sold, the company helps someone in need. They are a great, stylish shoe and you can feel good about buying their products. Finally, for our accessory, we're adding the Disc Drop Earrings from Loft -- just a little bit of gold to finish off our voting booth outfit.

what to wear election day polls

Shown above (clockwise): Contemporary Classic Plaid Shirt ($24.90, forever21.com); Ultra Light Quilted Down Jacket in Black ($79.90, uniqlo.com); Mid Rise Skinny Jeans ($39.90, zara.com); Disc Drop Earrings ($24.50, loft.com); Desert Wedges in Taupe Suede ($89, toms.com).

Voting Booth, Splurge Worthy:
Plaid shirts usually come in dark blues, greens, and reds, but this version from J.Crew is anything but dull. I love the emerald green, turquoise, and burgundy in this plaid shirt. A pair of skinny jeans from Banana Republic completes the foundation of the outfit. Let's add the North Face Lucia Hybrid Down Jacket and the Bridgeton Wedge Bootie, also by North Face. The Medium Gold Round Double Hoop is one of my favorite styles by Viv and Ingrid. It's an accessory you can wear every day or for a night out.

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