I recently decided to stay home full time with my children after working a wretched job that basically had no redeeming qualities except for a paycheck. It has been quite an adjustment for my wardrobe to say the least!
I was used to wear power suits and high heels on a daily basis. I had that down! I miss my heels and my fabulous dry clean only clothes – but let’s face it – that just doesn’t cut it for chasing around two preschoolers all day long. (Unfortunately they aren’t impressed with power suits unless it involves a “Power Ranger” and all my heels are now subject to “dress up” so most of them have been put in a safe place to avoid calamity!)
There are some days that I will admit that a plain old t-shirt and comfy jeans are certainly in order. But on days when I am taking the kids to playdates, preschool or errands I try to look at least presentable. A nice flat or loafer (heels on occasion to keep me going!) a nice, clean, well tailored pair of jeans or casual pant, and a nice sweater or top that is cute but machine washable. In addition I always try to accessorize. A belt is a must and at least a nice bracelet or earring to tie it all together. I’m not talking fussy here people – just put together.
This may seem frivolous to some, but to me it makes me feel good and keeps me up on trends and fashion. But there are some moms… I won’t point fingers – maybe some that I see at Target or the grocery store – that seem to only have active wear! Don’t be that mom! A nice sweat pant here or there is fine – but come on ladies! We’re beautiful and smart and talented – show yourself off!
Here’s two quick ideas on out and about outfits. They aren’t too much – but still look nice and presentable!
Click on image for shopping details… and don’t be afraid to flaunt your good looks and great style!