The life of an average mom is no ordinary feat. Apart from being a provider, caretaker, cook, teacher, and part-time handyman, moms also need to carve out time for themselves. Moms wear multiple hats in the family, and sometimes, these hats don’t match her style. Between all the running around, moms barely have any time to pamper themselves. And let’s face it: sometimes, it shows.
But just because you’re a busy mom on the go, doesn’t mean you can’t look good. Because as the adage goes: “if you look good, you can feel good.” Below, we’ve compiled some tips and tricks to get mom looking her utmost best even when she has a thousand things to do. So, grab your favorite pair of fashion tights, take a seat, and read on.
Stock up on Basics That Can Match Your Everyday Outfit
Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to the stylish mom. You want items that go with as many things as possible. This way, you won’t have to spend too much time picking out your outfit for the day. But this is always easier said than done. And while you may have your go-to uniform for your day, allow yourself to add a little more variety into your everyday outfits.
Pick Tops with Matching Colors That Fit
When it comes to tops, stick to colors you like. Don’t buy clothing that comes in colors you rarely ever find yourself wearing. Otherwise, not only will these pieces end up collecting dust in your closet, but all that shopping will also burn an unwanted hole in your wallet. Picking items in colors you’re familiar with will also help you in matching the rest of your pre-existing wardrobe. This way, you can style clothes much more efficiently.
Picking similar colors will also ease your laundry load. Sorting colors for the wash won’t be as difficult and as such, you’ll have to do fewer loads of laundry.
When it comes to fit, most moms feel that the baggier the clothes, the better for their figure. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, baggy or loose-fitting clothes do not flatter your figure at all and only make you look larger than you are. Instead, try going with clothes in your size and fit. This will not only accentuate your silhouette, but will also spare you from embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions.
If you have clothes in your closet that fall under these categories, you may want to consider getting them altered. This will help you save money as well as bring new life to a once drab wardrobe.
Go with Tights or Denim When Choosing Bottoms
Fashion tights offer movement, flexibility, and comfort for a mom’s active lifestyle. What’s more, stylish fashion tights are very versatile and can go with a variety of things. Running out on a quick errand? A tee and flats go well with tights. If you want something a bit more dressed up, replace your tee with a blouse and your flats with heels.
Other basics every mom needs in her closet is denim. Jeans are the way to go for an active mom because of their versatility and durability. When picking out a pair, be sure to go with a darker shade of denim. Pieces that come in this color will be easier to style with other pieces from your closet and are much more stain resistant.
Dark denim goes with a variety of looks and styles and can work as a dressed-down pair of pants for a day of work or a hot pair of bottoms for date night with the hubby. Now that you have an idea of what to wear, let’s talk about accessories.
Choose Simple Accessories to Complete Your Look
Accessories are a great way to accentuate any look. But accessories aren’t the first thing that comes to mind for most moms. You may feel that they are cumbersome and unnecessary, but you’ll be surprised what throwing a few pieces on can do for your look.
Accessories work their magic best when added to completed looks. And they don’t have to be anything too grand either. A simple pair of earrings or bracelets can make you look more dressed up than usual, even when you’re in just a pair of jeans and a shirt.
Accessories also have the bonus of being multi-purpose. They not only make you look good, but also aid in your busy schedule. A watch can also make for a great accessory and help mom keep track of the day. From classic timepieces to modern-day smartwatches, keeping time has always been an invaluable tool in a mom’s arsenal.
Don’t Settle for Plain Bags
Moms and bags go hand in hand. Bags have come a long way from just being a catch-all for everything from keys to toys. But that doesn’t mean you have to go with your average diaper bag. So, before you think about trading in your purse for a mom bag, do know that there are plenty of options available out there. Bags now come in contemporary designs and offer ample space for mom to still have everything she needs throughout the day.
Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s talk about shoes. Before you run out the door, here are a few things to consider.
Flats Are Good, But Heels Work Great, Too
A mom on the run needs to be equipped with the best tools for the job. It’s no wonder why plenty of moms opt for sneakers or flats. They go great with anything and provide mom the comfort she needs throughout the day. Sneakers, however, should only be your go-to if you want to achieve that leisurely athletic look. While this look works well with everyday errands or chores around the house, they may not be the most suitable for more dressed-up occasions like school events and the occasional brunch with girlfriends.
So, before you reach for your favorite pair, why not try incorporating a little heel into your everyday footwear? While stilettos are definitely out of the question, footwear like wedged sandals offers both comfort and support as you go about your day. What’s more, shoes with a small heel provide height and a slimmer silhouette thanks to their slight incline. These will make you look taller than you are, which may cause a few heads to turn your way.
Transform Yourself through the Power of Layering
The best way to tie all these items together is through layering. Layering is the number one tool in any stylist’s bag of tricks and will allow you to accentuate any look you’re going for. What’s more, layering will also help you transform looks in an instant, keeping you from having to waste time changing in and out of clothes.
While layering may feel intimidating at first, the best way to get started is to identify the motif you are going for. This will help you narrow down the pieces you have on. When it comes to layering, matching colors is not a priority. Your focus is to highlight your outfit with other clothes or accessories that highlight your look.
If you’re going for something casual, try throwing a blazer on your everyday staples like tights and tees. The blazer will make you look more dressed up than usual, perfect from heading out of the grocery and right into a girl’s night out.
Remember that the key to effortless style is to carefully handpick items that work well with everything else in your closet. Whether it comes to clothes, footwear, or accessories, choose pieces that you are familiar with so that you can put together outfits in a breeze. These are just some ways that moms can add a little flair into their everyday fashion. Just because you have a lot to do, doesn’t mean you can’t look good doing them.