Can you be a stylish mom without compromising your ability to be a fun mom? Can you look put together at home without feeling silly?
I would give a hearty “YES” to each of these questions. And in today’s post I’m going to explain why.Let me start with a metaphor that
will show you how I approach the challenge to fight frumpy as a stay at home mom:
It’s no different being a mom and deciding what to wear at home. you just anticipate what your day holds and dress accordingly. With childrens
in the house and another one sitting like a taut basketball in front of you all day, your life has needs that you don’t want to ignore with what
you put on in the morning.
here are the rules and strategies for how to dress well at home without compromising comfort.
- For a put-together look, focus on: A clean, fresh appearance (a little makeup goes a long way)
A clean, fresh appearance can be achieved by simply washing your hair, combing it, or taking a minute to add a few fresh curls to your pony tail.
Then do your very basic mom makeup and you’re good to go. I’d say this is THE most important part of looking put together, and it doesn’t involve clothes!
Prioritize achieving that clean/fresh appearance (even if you use dry shampoo to camouflage the need for a shower when you’re short on time).
2. For a put-together look, focus on: Clothes that fit you well and stylish
Clothes that fit you well will ideally balance your body features rather than try to hide them. Focus on the favorite aspects of your body and play those up.
Ditch the baggy tees and falling pants. Trying to hide parts of your body that aren’t your favorites only accentuates them more.Shoulder seams should fall on the shoulder,
not past them. Skirts should land either above or at your knee. Maxi style should touch your toes not drag on the floor. Pants should land at the ankle if skinny style or
just brush your toes if boot cut style—no bunching up at the bottom.
Focus on fit.
Clothes that are in style will revolutionize your appearance. Use this blog and the Full Year Wardrobe plan to get acquainted with stylish stay-at-home mom clothes.
If you suspect an item of clothing is particularly outdated but you aren’t sure, just ask in the Facebook group.Some on-trend/stylish and basic items to have on hand for just
being around the house (you can dress them up with layers to go out):
- Slim fitting or skinny jeans (dark denim)
- Slim fitting or skinny neutral AND color pants (khaki, white, gray, coral, burgundy, olive)
- On-trend athleisure bottoms like joggers or yoga leggings
- Pattern AND color shorts
- Fitted AND slouchy tees white and gray tees (slouchy refers to style not fit—don’t just get a t-shirt in a big size and call it “slouchy.” Look for slouchy fit in your size.)
- A striped tee
- Fitted and slouchy sweaters
- Ugg-style boots or moccasin slippers
So,Accordig to above ideas you can see it in above image.That’s the beauty of building a purposeful wardrobe… when you have a nice blend of classic and trending pieces, building an outfit becomes effortless.
When you’re home… use the first two pieces in the outfit formula
If you’ve covered the three keys to looking put together (fresh appearance, clothes that fit you well and clothes that are in style) you can go as simple as you’d like while you’re home—and you won’t feel frumpy!
Wear the simplest version of an outfit in the Year-Round Outfit Guide when you’re just home cleaning, cooking or chasing your kids around
Seriously, when your hair shows some intentional care and you have some basic makeup on, any simple shorts + tee or yoga pants + hoodie can achieve a very put together look that is appropriate to being at home.
When you’re attending a function, meeting, going on a date, or something beyond errands… add all the pieces from the outfit formula or choose a formula that incorporates a “dressy” piece.
Depending on the level of formal you need to achieve, you can either wear all the recommended layers of an outfit or use one of the outfits that incorporates a dressy piece like a blouse, dress or flats.
You don’t need a ton of clothes! Stick with what fits you well and makes you feel pretty without much fuss.If you are thinking go out and you are feel stress about common tops so you can dress-up with 1-piece nice dress.
You guys. There are so many comfortable trends every single year.What comes to mind right away is athleisure, crossbody bags, striped tees, hoodies and tops with feminine details, sneakers, rompers, slide sandals, denim, high-waist pants and shorts, snap-back baseball caps, messy buns.
You can look super in-style while being ultra comfortable when you take advantage of these trends.
So,moms just grab your wardrobe…be stylist with comfort.