Face it, girl. You’ve been called a lot of things in your day. Your co-workers are totally calling you smart behind your back. Your husband had the nerve to call you hot to his totally jealous friends. Truthfully, you’ve even been called a few 4 letter words recently – – like boss or star or sexy. But there’s one word that you identify with the most. It’s 3 letters, stuck on repeat all day long, and your most important job title to date – – Mom.
The only reward for all of your hard work is a couple of heart warming hugs and a few “thank you”s to get you through the week (As if). Oh, and maybe a glass of wine with the TV remote after you’ve put your tiny army to bed. Bottom line, this is not a job for the faint of heart. It requires constant attention, the occasional messy cleanup, a “thick skin” and lots and lots of energy (Mom, meet Coffee. Coffee, meet Mom).
Listen up, mama. We know your job is demanding. Late nights, no weekend breaks, and an ability to roll with the punches (and take a couple on rough days) are only a measly few of your job requirements. The truth is, there’s not enough money in the world to pay you to do all that you do!
Your job is hard but that doesn’t get you off the hook for dressing like a hot mess on the playground. Every job has a dress code and yours is no different. Granted, those Louboutins collecting dust in your closet are better suited for the board room, but that doesn’t mean you get to live in pajama pants either.
You are in charge, so start dressing like it. Not sure where to start or how to stay comfortable while ruling the roost? Try these simple tips for giving your Mom Uniform a makeover and start putting as much work into you as you put into everyone else.
We agree that comfort is key when you’re busy shaping the future generation to save the planet AND not act like a total jerk in public. The last thing you need to worry about is sore feet, especially when you know you might have to run on a tantrum-throwing-moment’s notice. But that doesn’t mean your gym shoes should be the only footwear to kiss your feet when you’re chasing after your kiddos.
Invest in a few pairs of comfy cute shoes to add a little pep to your step when you’re breaking up fights on the playground or saving the dog from a paint bath. If you’re looking for unbelievably comfortable footwear, look no further than Sole Provisions. They have all the best, highest rated brands of comfortable footwear available on their website with free shipping and free returns.
Vionic’s High Tide Sandals aren’t your average flip flops. These sandals are perfect for moms to wear all spring and summer because they are flexible, have great arch support and feature a lightweight medium-density molded EVA footbed and midsole. They come in 6 different colors, 2 different widths, plus they’re easy to wash, so no need to avoid those muddy puddles your mini-you will insist on jumping in.
Leggings for Days:
I’m going to give it to you straight. Yoga pants are for downward facing dog. Unless you’re planning a flash mob of sun salutations on your everyday adventures, try to keep the work-out clothes in the gym and out of your daily rotation.
We’re not saying you need to live in skinny jeans. After all, a girl needs a forgiving waist line every once in a while. Instead, try incorporating leggings into your wardrobe. They come in all colors and patterns and are a great way to add some personality to your style choice. Plus they look great with a cute pair of flats or boots. You can wear them with long tees, dresses or sweaters and are appropriate for every day to-do’s and date night want-to’s. Plus, you won’t feel guilty for not sweating in them. If you don’t have a pair of LuLaRoe’s buttery soft leggings in your wardrobe yet, be sure to join our LLR Pop Up Party on March 19th at 2:00pm EDT.
No Bling? No Problem:
You’ve traded in your diamond pendants for teething necklaces and said goodbye to those hoop earrings that used to dress up your casual jeans and T’s. Now you’re at a loss for dressing up the drab when you’re feeling fancy. If you have tiny fingers pulling at all things shiny that you dangle from your gorgeous body, try adding a pop of color to your wardrobe with a teething necklace. They dress up a casual look with little effort and double as entertainment for your little one!
A cute hat is also a great way to add some personality to your style while you’re kicking it at the park or fighting the sugar-war in the grocery aisle. Let’s face it, those regular trips to the salon are few and far between and you can’t rock that messy bun every day. Instead, try hiding that 3 day hair under a baseball cap and call it a day. Check out these other chic hats from Shopbop.com too…
Love the Layers:
A mom’s job never ends and neither do the surprises. We know you have to be ready for anything and so does your wardrobe. Dress in layers to get you through the day in style. Having a comfy floral dress or cute jumpsuit on hand in various colors can be your dress-up go-to when you want to impress yet still stay flexible for your tree-climbing explorers.
If you’re looking for more of a traditional fashion solution, a cute jacket is always a good option to keep you warm on those early morning walks and easily hides those mystery stains plaguing all of your shirts (OxiClean hasn’t met your kid).
Whatever items you choose to elevate your Mom Uniform, make sure they make you comfortable and confident. If you don’t feel good in your style upgrade, you won’t look good in them either, and we know you don’t have time for that. After all, you’re busy raising our future. And that’s truly badass.