Every mom knows how difficult it can be to maintain a fashionable wardrobe while juggling all the responsibilities of being a mom. But thankfully, there are some tricks and tips that moms can use to start feeling stylish again.
1. Have a variety of everyday basics to choose from
It may sound surprising, but one of the best ways you can improve your style is by getting several basic items that you can wear again and again. The key is to choose items that are comfortable and easy to wear, but can also be styled in different ways.
For example, a simple gray t-shirt can be worn in several different ways – with jeans, with skirts, with a scarf, with a blazer… the possibilities are endless. And this also includes more than just t-shirts: jackets, jeans, tops, and skirts are all great items that you should have in your wardrobe. Any shirt can look stylish when you throw on a cute denim jacket, and it’s great for moments when you’re in a hurry.
This article from Stitch Fix Style explains more of why some basic essentials are great to keep in your closet.
2. Get some statement dresses to wear when you need one
One problem can easily be prevented by keeping several dresses in your closet. Moms know how busy parenting life can get, and sometimes you may need something to wear at the last minute. There’s nothing worse than having no options, so keeping a few great dresses in your closet is a smart idea.
It’s good to have at least one simple dress in a neutral color, but it can’t hurt to also have some colorful, fun dresses.
A maxi gingham and heels dress combo is a great idea for any last minute outfit. Maxi dresses are always stylish and can be found in so many patterns and colors – gingham is only one popular choice! If you’re not a fan of maxi dresses, though, you could choose a basic sundress. Anything printed or colorful dresses are a great idea, and they’ll make a statement once you have the perfect opportunity to wear them.
3. Accessories can make a huge difference
The key to making any outfit look like you spent an hour picking it out is to have great accessories to choose from. A simple plain sweater, jeans and boots combo may feel boring on its own, but once you add a patterned scarf and an elegant watch, it becomes effortlessly stylish. If you’re wearing a basic top and skirt, you can spice it up with a cute belt around your waist. Or, add some cute patterned tights!
The possibilities are truly limitless when you have many different accessories to use to make any outfit seem fashionable.
If you’re concerned that your accessories may not match your clothes, you could evaluate your closet. See what colors you wear the most, and what colors you never wear. You could also stick to neutral accessories – browns, tans, greys, silver, white, and black are all neutral shades that match well with almost any colors.
4. Look for shoes that are comfortable and versatile
Every mom knows that being on the go constantly requires comfortable shoes, and sometimes that means throwing on old sneakers. The key is to find shoes that are both comfortable to wear and easy to match with almost anything in your closet. It’s good to have at least a few options: one or two pairs of sneakers, a pair of comfortable boots, and basic flats are always good items to have in your wardrobe. Tall boots or ankle boots in a neutral color such as black or brown are easy to pair with almost anything, and you can probably find some that are ultra comfortable. You can also never go wrong with a pair of modern, trendy sneakers. For your style’s sake, you may want to avoid choosing athletic sneakers, because they’re difficult to pair with anything other than workout clothes. But a pair of cute slip ons or simple Keds is a great choice, and should be comfortable for you to wear daily. Flats are also another simple and comfortable option for daily wear, but it’s more important to have them just in case you may need to wear them to an event.
5. Layering is almost always a good idea
Another way to boost your style is to layer items in different ways, and it can help in situations when you may not have a ton of options. If you don’t like wearing leggings anywhere but at home, wearing them underneath an oversized sweater can give you more coverage while looking put-together. If it’s too cold outside to wear your favorite t-shirt, but all your sweaters are in the laundry, a cool jacket may be the solution.
Getting creative with your outfits will help make your style more fashionable, but it can also be helpful for those days when you really have no idea what to wear.
These five tips and ideas are just a few suggestions for moms who want to feel stylish and fashionable. Being a mom is hard enough – you shouldn’t have to worry about your clothes, too! Following these suggestions may help you to reinvent your wardrobe and try some new ideas that’ll leave you feeling confident and fresh.