Style: Day to Night
Well well well, look what we have here, a style post! I’m gearing up to go back to work and resume a social life. The hardest thing has been realizing I have to lower my heel height and find clothes that enable me to whip out the boob on demand. I’ve had to tweak my styling slightly to accommodate shuttling around 2 kids as opposed to 1. I’ve always been into oversized clothes so it hasn’t been a huge adjustment, but I’ve been in the men’s department of Zara and H&M a lot more lately. I’m a big fan of mixing menswear and womenswear, with everything being European cut these days men’s clothes are perfect. Although it does amaze me when the men’s clothes are tight on me, I’m like what man can fit in this, hummm I’ll leave that alone! But anyway, I decided to show you guys how I took this look from mom on the go, to mom night out.
I picked up this shirt from the men’s department at H&M, the zipper front makes it really easy to nurse. I added culottes, the hat, and these mules from Zara. I finished off the look with accessories from H&M as well. What I love about this look is it’s functional yet very fashion forward. I hear so many moms say it’s difficult to be stylish after having children. I understand where they’re coming from, but I also believe taking time to get dressed is extremely therapeutic. Yes we as mothers have a million things to manage and our job is never done, but we can’t just forget about ourselves. Something as small as a 10 minute makeup routine, mani-pedis, or getting your hair done can drastically change how you feel about yourself. So much is expected of mothers I think people forget we are our own people too! It’s important for us to feel good so we can keep it all together, because let’s face it, we are the glue.
My suggestions for moms looking to maintain a more stylish wardrobe is 1) Make it a priority to get up early and commit to “me” time and 2) budget it in as a monthly expense. What you buy doesn’t have to be over the top, but it totally can be, I would start with a lot of cute basics that are versatile and go from there.
Switching gears to how I transitioned this look into a sassy little night out number. I added a belt, swapped out the culottes for a vintage fringe skirt, and threw on these lace up heels. There should be a note in the motherhood handbook that says, NEVER LOSE YOUR SEXY haha. I promise even when I’m old, I’ll have a sexy night out with my girls just to flex my motherhood muscle. There is nothing wrong with that!!! When Harper gets old we are gonna be a certified mess. Chase too because I intend to be my kids best friend. Anyway, this look is perfect for a night out. I thought for a second I’d lost my edge because I hadn't really been going anywhere. Then I decided to play in my closet, and what do you know I still got it haha. Newborn life had me in homeless mode but for good reason, I was enjoying my little nugget. Now I’m ready to play just in time, the weather is getting better around here.
Hopefully this gave you a good example of how to stay fashionable mamas. I know it’s hard, but be selfish and keep it cute! With all we do we deserve to. xx