Moms invariably tend to be selfless. It’s like a side-effect of stepping into motherhood. The once-upon-a-time glam gal starts to look and behave like a busy bee with a list of zillion things to do, wherein looking after herself features nowhere on it. Whether it is her children, husband, work or the endless household chores that take up her time, she’s always on the move for others.
I bet all you mothers reading this would just love to have some time off your responsibilities and throw caution to the wind every once in a while. While it may seem unthinkable, let me tell you that it is a healthy thing to do. You need to be in good shape, mentally and physically, to keep your family in good shape. Hence, it makes perfect sense to take a break from being a mom, a wife, a boss, and a maid and focus on rejuvenating your senses for a change.
The first step towards this is by bringing your old self back. Bring that lost glamour back into your life. Being a mother, however, does change your wardrobe options and that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Elegance, grace, poise and style can be achieved through age- appropriate and well-fitted clothing.
Mentioned ahead are a few fashion must-haves for every fashionable mom’s wardrobe.
A Pair of Well-Fitted Jeans
This tops the list because it is a definite must-have. Make sure you include a comfortable and great fitting pair of jeans in a dark shade in your wardrobe. How do you do that? Simple, buy stretchy jeans with about 2% Lycra so that you don’t need to struggle to get into them. These jeans will retain their shape as well as yours.
A White Shirt
A crisp white shirt is your ticket to looking and keeping cool, especially on a hot summer day. Not only is the color easy on the eyes, it also lends an ethereal and classy look. Since it attracts less heat, it will keep you looking and feeling fresh all day long. Team it with a pair of comfortable blue jeans and brown ankle-high boots and you’re good to go.
A Fitted Jacket
A jacket that is neither too short nor too high and fits just right will instantly up your style quotient and lend you a casual and chic look. Wear it on a chilly day or just throw it over your t-shirt to smarten up your overall look. You don’t need to go for the traditional black jacket, experiment with some amazing fitted denim, khaki, and corduroy jackets. What’s more? You can pair it with jeans, a sun dress, or even trousers.
A Silhouette Skirt
You might prefer a long ankle-length one, others might want a knee-length one or an A-line skirt. The idea is to have a pretty skirt that complements your body type. Make sure it doesn’t emphasize your derriere too much as that may look tacky. Team up these skirts with crop tops or long tops or t-shirts and you’ve achieved the classic boho chic look.
A Trench Coat
A wardrobe must-have for moms, the classic trench coat can spruce up any look that you want to achieve. And although the conventional khaki trench coats are always a safe bet to have, you can also experiment with the various colored ones too. Match them with your clothes, shoes, or alternatively wear it in a contrasting color. Just make sure it fits well and store it properly on a good sturdy hanger.
The Little Black Dress – your way out of all sorts of dressing dilemmas. Perfect to wear to a party or an evening out with the husband, this is surely one clothing item that you must invest in. Don’t let the nomenclature mislead you as it comes in all lengths. Depending on your body type and comfort level, you can choose the one that makes you look like a goddess.
Stylish Workout Gear
Exercising should be an integral part of every mom’s lifestyle. And who says that you can’t look good while exercising? Get yourself some stylish and comfortable knitted sweatpants and a hoodie, head out for a job and make heads turn.
A Stylish Bag
You don’t always need to play safe, at least not with bags. Replace those oversized bags with totes and cross-body bags in the right size. Don’t be afraid to go for neon and bright shades. Green and blue-colored bags are known to go with almost anything. If you’re conservative about the color bursts, blacks, browns, whites and beiges are a great buy too.
Flats, ballets, boots, heels, wedges, flip flops, gladiators. There’s just so much to choose from! I bet you already have most of them in your wardrobe. If your feet feel tired, slip into ballet flats or sandals, opt for heels for a party, wear wedges for a day out with the girls. When teamed with the proper outfit, they’re all fun, feminine and very stylish.
Add some scarves, stoles, belts, hats and jewelry to your wardrobe and open up some scope for experimenting with your look. Try exciting and colorful bracelets, or a large neckpiece, to add a hint of glamor to your look. And of course, scarves are so versatile. Try putting on a colorful scarf over a neutral top and watch the magic.
Some Sexy Lingerie
Looking sexy comes from feeling sexy. And what better way to feel sexy than by putting on some sensual lingerie underneath your clothes! Whether it is lace, satin or good ole cotton, there’s definitely a type that will work for you.
Once you have these must-haves in place, you can build your wardrobe by adding more exquisite pieces of clothing and accessories according to seasonal trends. For now, get your hands on the above mentioned ones without wasting any more time.