Some people are under the impression that when you are a mom, you can’t be fashionable at the same time. Maybe the idea came from the connotations that surrounded items like “mom jeans,” those denim disasters that made your behind look flat and unflattering. But in this day and age, being a mom is actually more stylish than ever! All kinds of clothing and accessory companies are creating products that are not only pretty to look at, but also practical and comfortable.
As a mom, comfort is always at the top of the list when getting dressed because you simply never know what your day will consist of and you will need to break out your mommy superpowers. With that said, there are plenty of ways to infuse comfort into your fashion while keeping it chic. For everyday mommy-friendly fashion, here are some ideas for combining looks and comfort.
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Heels are lovely for fancy events and date nights, but when it comes to doting your little one around all day, heels are quite the hindrance. If you want to add a little extra flair to your outfit while keeping practicality in mind, there are all kinds of fashionable shoes ranging from metallic to athletic to printed styles that will give your outfit just what it needs. If you really want to make a statement, try high-top trainers.
It’s often easier to keep your blouse or top on the simpler side (in a fabric that can handle messy mistakes and wash out stains with ease), so you can choose to amp up your look by catering to the bottom half. Redbook asked blogger Jill Gott Gleason what pieces she can’t live without as a mom, and she said colored denim was her savior. Keeping your pants on the playful side helps you from feeling like you’re repeating the same uniform over and over.
To top off a plain tee or dress, just accessorize with a scarf of your choosing. You can use the item to either make an outfit more seasonally appropriate, or you can bring in a pop of color with it. Just remember that silk scarfs are notorious for attracting and holding onto strains, so you’re better off with a gauzy fabric for those unexpected spills and extra messy days.
To go with your no-fuss fashion, you need a beauty routine that works for even the busiest of mornings. There’s no point to get all gussied up with a full face of makeup if you’re just going to drop your kid off at school. However, one way to help you feel put-together is with polish—literally. Like a mommy blogger suggests on Parenting.com, a DIY manicure with a fast-drying top coat is the way to go for pretty nails without the hassle.
No matter what your personal style is, just remember you don’t have sacrifice it just because you’re a mom! You can easily adapt a fashionable wardrobe to be functional.