While comfort is every mom’s top priority, that doesn’t mean she needs to limit herself to yoga pants and a messy bun every day. Ladies who long for some more stylishness in their life without sacrificing practicality can easily accomplish it as long as they know a few tricks, and that’s exactly what we are here to do. For all you busy supermoms who can’t wait to rock some cool new fashion, here’s how you can do it while staying completely cozy.
Rely on really good basics
Form-fitting tees, sporty blazers, soft black pants, knit sweaters—get a few really good, high-quality basics that you can always rely on and you’ll already have a very nice foundation for your wardrobe. Your whole closet should be filled only with things that fit you well and that make you happy when you put them on, and that way there’ll be no stress in the morning. Whatever you end up reaching for will be a pretty good choice, and as long as your basics look great, you can easily build on them to make a really good everyday outfit. Pick everything in black and white if you want to play it safe, but if you want something more vibrant and uplifting go for colorful things—as long as you stick to one color scheme you should be able to match things with no issue.
Find a great pair of jeans
Every gal needs a good pair of jeans, especially a busy mom. Yoga pants are pretty great, but when you want to feel a little more put-together, jeans will make you feel all sexy and good in your own body. If you can’t bear the thought of tight denim hindering your movements, here’s a good hack—grab a pair of cute maternity pants and size down. They’re stretchy, made to be cozy, and most importantly, they look and feel great. There’s no reason not to take advantage of that because good denim is still an important, easy-to-style basic.
Layers will not only keep you warm but give your outfit some visual interest. Light cardigans over soft blouses, tunics over slim leggings, blazers and woolen sweaters over plain white tees—it’s really easy to look polished if you incorporate a few layers. You can also invest in good outwear like a leather jacket or a nice coat that will make it even easier to dress up and look chic on a day-to-day basis.
Invest in flowy dresses
Dresses are like the best hack ever—wear one and it instantly looks like you put some serious effort into your outfit. They are effortlessly classy and if you pick the right cut they can be cozy as hell. Go for a fit-and-flare kind of style because it will give you a beautiful feminine shape, or pick up a few knit dresses if you want something that will keep you warm. You can easily combine these with leggings or thick tights, and if you pull on a blazer over it you’ll look spectacular. Stick to materials like jersey because they’ll look great against your curves and you won’t have to worry too much about wrinkles. Skirts are also a pretty good option.
Find a signature scarf
Scarves are a great accessory for a mom—soft, easy to wear, and easy to pair with anything. Jewelry tends to get easily lost when kids are around, but a scarf will both keep you warm and lend an aura of elegance to your outfit. If you like, you can pick one scarf to be your signature. Something bright, eye-catching that matches your eyes is a good idea. But you can also get several scarves and keep switching them around to make your outfits look fresh and interesting.
And lastly, here’s one tip before we go: get a good lipstick. Some very basic makeup such as BB creams, mascaras, and lipsticks are more than enough to make you feel more polished and remind you that you can still pamper yourself and spend time caring for your beauty.