Becoming a mother changes you so much: your priorities, your perspective, your habits, your behaviors, and more. With all those changes, it makes sense that it would also change your fashion sense. If you feel like your fashion doesn’t match your lifestyle as a mother, it might be time to rediscover your style as a mom.
Why do we say rediscover instead of discover? Well, a lot of young or middle-aged moms tend to become so busy with raising their children and balancing their lives that personal style and expression fall by the wayside. It could also be that your body has transformed so much through pregnancy and/or lifestyle changes that you want to refresh your wardrobe to fit your lifestyle.
Whatever your reasoning, if you want to rediscover your personal style as a mother, we’re here to help. Here are some ways you can reset your fashion sense to accommodate your mom life!
It’s Time to Buy a New Bra
Let’s not beat around the bush here: pregnancy can change your breasts dramatically, and you might be feeling backaches and tension you’ve never felt before. But even if you haven’t experienced significant changes in your breasts (or even if you didn’t give birth to your child), a solid, comfortable bra is the foundation to your fashion. There’s more than one reason why.
Feeling comfortable is essential to your sense of style, so you need to have a bra that makes you feel confident and secure. A good bra should:
- Feel like it’s barely there
- Keep your breasts securely in place without digging into your skin
- Make you feel great in your body
- Accommodate your lifestyle
A bra isn’t just important for your comfort or support: it shapes the silhouette of your clothing. Even supported bras give your clothing a great structure to sit on and can help you look poised and put together.
Upgrade from a Purse to a Mom Purse
Maybe your family once poked fun at your mom or grandma for having a Mary Poppins purse that can fit everything but the kitchen sink. But now that you’re a mom — you get it!
Your handbag is incredibly important as a parent: it contains bandaids for boo-boos, extra chargers, tissues, snacks, emergency supplies, and all the other essentials like cash and keys. If your kid ever comes up to you in public with the question, “Mom, do you have a…” you want to be prepared!
For a purse to work as a mom purse, we recommend these factors:
- Carryall compartments with lots of storage potential that make it easy to locate essential items
- Light yet sturdy
- Highly durable materials
- Comfortable straps that support bulk
Get Mom Jeans You Want to Live In
Mom jeans once had a somewhat sour reputation as loose, unflattering, and outdated. We guarantee this doesn’t have to be the case.
Many days you’ll have as a busy mom will be hectic, and you won’t want to fret about uncomfortable pants when you’re getting ready for a busy day. You need a pair of high-quality denim that will stand the test of time and make you feel great.
Like a purse and a bra, jeans are one of the foundational essentials you need to rediscover your style. Since this is your own personal look, don’t be afraid to branch out and get something you love, even if it’s not in vogue!
Find Comfy, Versatile Shoes
Moms walk a lot. Chasing around toddlers, shopping for groceries, running countless errands, and balancing everything else in life. You need shoes that are both comfortable and match with just about anything, like:
- Plain sneakers
- Ballet flats
- Flat boots
You might be noticing a trend in our advice here: get something reliable, steadfast, and durable that you barely have to think about. We admit it; that’s the secret. If you’re a mom, you’ll know how important it is to have clothes you can rely on because you often simply do not have the time or energy to make yourself uncomfortable for the sake of fashion anymore!
Your Style Is Your Own
Our final and most important tip is to find a style that suits who you truly are. You’re not in high school anymore; there’s no need to have all of the latest trends and compete amongst your peers about “who wore it best.” Your responsibility to yourself and your children is to feel happy and confident in your own skin by developing a style you feel yourself in.