Sweat pants, yoga pants, or pjs every day all day. We’ve all been there at some point as young moms. Day in and day out seems to mesh together and before you know it you are reaching for whatever is somewhat clean and super comfortable. Sound familiar? I know I’ve been there a few times. There are too many mom activities like taking the kiddo to school, making lunches, washing all of the clothes, making dinners, and sitting through countless extra curricular activities. The list never ends. Soon I was grabbing black leggings or wearing a hooodie over my yoga gear almost every single day. While I do enjoy comfy clothes, I realized I was loosing a little sense of self.
I decided over the past few weeks I would make a few changes. The first was to find some comfy shoes that I loved and could wear with a whole bunch of outfits! The first pair included these Dolce Vita brown suede booties (on sale!!!). They are almost the same shade as my skin tone and I love the soft material. Suede gives off casually cool vibes and the flat heel makes these babies ideal for walking (kind of a necessity here in LA where you walk ALL the TIME). I wore them with a midi dress in navy which is a year round neutral. I added a patchwork leather cross body for a little interest and it played well with the western vibes from the boots. I can layer a jacket if I’m chilly or throw a chunky sweater or cardigan on!
The second pair I found were an upgrade from my old blush Puma sneakers I’ve worn countless times. This pair is also suede and the color is a soft neutral pink. I found they work really great with everything from jeans and athleisure to cute dresses like this vintage find or jeans. You can also pair them with a blazer. But for this alternative to a mom uniform look for a flattering dress that accentuates the waist. Then add sneakers, a mid size bag with room for your diapers, snacks or whatever for the kiddos. If you find a comfy dress then you end up feeling like you are just wearing a giant skirt. Side note: Add a pair of snug fitting cotton shorts underneath if you have a fear of flashing people. I promise you’ll love this whole ensemble!
As far as dresses are concerned look for ones that are a few inches above the knee or a midi length. I also like pieces that are fitted in the bodice but flare out with plenty of leg room in the skirt. Most of the time I sit with my legs tucked under so a fully skirt will allow me to do so without sharing my underwear color with the whole universe. If you feel like white isn’t the best color (I actually spilled coffee five minutes after taking these pics last weekend) then opt for olive, navy, black or cranberry. Patterns typically hide a stain a little better than solids, but find something in a washable material with low maintenance. I promise, you’ll feel like a whole new woman if you try a few of the style tips! I’m curious, which look in today’s post do you like the best?
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