If you’re a busy mom and wife, then you probably don’t have much time left to yourself. That and the fact you’re probably on the go a good part of the day. So how can you wear all of today’s hottest trends and fashions while still staying comfortable? This is where you need to get a bit creative and not be afraid to style items in your own unique way. There is no reason you can’t wear the trendy items while being comfortable, it just takes a bit of work on your part.
So, let’s take a look at how you’ll be able to combine trendy clothing and footwear with comfort, because yes, it is possible.
Use Ads and Runways for Ideas Only
All too often, when it comes to fashion we take a look at what is being worn on the runways and in the magazine spreads and try to create the exact same look on ourselves. Chances are you’re not going to be comfortable, and it may not even suit your body type. The idea with incorporating top trends into your wardrobe is to look at those ads as inspiration and use them for ideas. You don’t want to look at the models in the literal sense and try to emulate what they are wearing.
At the same time, this means you may have to pass on some trends. If it’s not comfortable, it’s not flattering, and you don’t feel confident, then there is absolutely no reason to wear the trend. The fact that it is “in style” isn’t a good enough reason.
Look for Items that Work with Your Lifestyle
Taking the previous tip one step further, you want to look specifically for items that work with your lifestyle. If you’re a busy stay-at-home mom, then picking up the hottest pair of stilettos doesn’t really make sense. Instead opt for the trendy flats at the moment. You’ll still come off stylish, but in a way that makes sense for your lifestyle.
In fact, one of the hottest trends right now is sneakers. It doesn’t get more comfortable than this style of footwear. Women are wearing them with jeans, trousers, crops, and dresses. This is a perfect example of picking an item that works with your lifestyle.
Pick Items That are Versatile
Another trick is to pick items that are versatile and multi-functional. For example, a blouse that pairs beautifully with a pair of trousers and works just as well with your denim crops means you’ll get lots of use out of the item.
This versatile piece can actually become somewhat of a statement piece for you. It depends how bold you want to get with the item.
Turn to Accessories to Make a Statement
While wearing skin-tight clothing in fabrics that are less than comfortable isn’t exactly appealing, you can make a statement in other ways. Accessories are able to take a rather drab outfit and completely transform it into something stylish and modern. These can include jewelry, statement necklace, scarves, shoes, purses/bags, a belt, and more. Accessories won’t alter the comfort level of your outfit, but it will alter how modern and stylish it looks.
As a side note, if you happen to be on a budget it tends to be much cheaper to grab a few fun accessories than all the hottest new clothing items.
Play Around with Color and Prints
Each season has its own trendy color and prints and this is another way to combine style with comfort. You can pick that pair of great crops that fit you well in the season’s most trending color. Color and prints add interest to an outfit and make it appear incredibly stylish. Some women like to make a certain color their “signature color” if you will. They wear this color year round with hints showing up in their clothing, accessories, footwear, and even makeup.
Make Sure it Fits
Of course, it’s also important that you are purchasing clothing and footwear in the right size. Purchasing items that are too big or too small will not only be unflattering but it also won’t feel comfortable. When it comes to clothing and footwear the fit is truly everything.
Get to Know Yourself
Finding items that are both fashionable and comfortable takes time and effort. At the same time, it also takes a little getting to know yourself. The great news is that once you make the decision that you won’t be a slave to fashion, and that it is okay to be picky, then you know you’ll be able to find the right pieces.