It's a messy job. From spit up to blow outs (not the salon kind) cascading down every piece of clothing we put on, it's no wonder many moms choose not to glam up.
1. Up, down, reach, squat. With all of the extreme positions we find ourselves in, we need to be comfy. And what's more comfy than sweats or PJ's?
2. We're legit tired. And when we're tired, it's not the easiest thing to put together a chic outfit. Right??
Or so it will be once you're done with this post. My hope is that you find inspiration and motivation to pull together a few of your own go to outfits that are both fashionable but more importantly, practical for the very busy (and love filled) life of a mama.
Introducing... Your cheat sheet to chic
The Oversized Shirt - Yessss my shirt is a tad wrinkled. Sadly I did not notice the iron following me before the picture. But moving on...
The oversized shirt paired with leggings is a great go to for a busy mom.
Why? Leggings = wearable sweats. At least it feels that way. They're comfy and conform to your shape. The oversized top hides flaws and bonus. No need to suck in that tummy.
Maxi Skirt or Dress - a long skirt or dress paired with a simple top.
I'm not wearing a cotton maxi in this photo but that's what I would normally be wearing. Something that allows me to bend over and pick up dropped paci's, toys and a certain little boy.
The length is great because no matter what position I find myself in, I never have to worry about feeling ummm, exposed.
Simple Jeans and T-shirt - oh heyyyy there... most simple outfit in the world!
Seriously, how easy is this?! A plain t-shirt and a pair of jeans. You can change this up so many ways. Just think. Different colored jeans, scarves, heavy necklace, belts. And the list just goes on and on.
The best thing is that this outfit barely takes any effort or thought at all.
The Shift Dress - I LOVE shift dresses. Because of the silhouette, there is no tummy hugging. I love not having to think about whether my big lunch from earlier is showing.
I also love how it's pretty much an automatic way to make you look polished. A mom wearing a dress in the middle of the week while chasing a toddler? Uh hello, every other mama is going to be wondering what your secret is. I promise you this. And then you will of course direct them to BabyBound ;)
These are the four outfits I think every mom should own. They're
easy, comfortable and look great.
My advice is to just find what works for you, the silhouettes that
make you feel great. Then mix it up. Different fabrics, colors. And
of course, don't forget to ACCESSORISE.
So ladies, what are your go-to outfits? I love hearing what works
for other mamas trying to stay fashionable after baby.