my formula to mom dressing
I've pretty much got this mama uniform down pat and today I'm going to share it with you! I'll break it down into categories to make it super easy.
But first.. what you need to consider:
- Less is more. That age old saying is so true when it comes to mama dressing. I would rather have a closet full of 15 super wearable, high rotation, basic items - than a wardrobe full of 200+ items that are never worn.
- If you're a working mom like myself, having an idea of what you're thinking of wearing the night before really helps. More so, is it clean and laundered? Eugh I know, I always have to check. The mornings in our house are always such a rush, so having at least that one thing organised before the little one/s wake up is such a big help.
- You can only do your best. Sometimes you're just going to have one of those days where you leave the house in a sweats, ugg boots and spit-up all over your clothes. Or maybe you even forget to wear a bra (so been there!). That's OK. It's not about having some perfect outfit every single day. You're doing the best you can.
Shirts and basic tee's in Summer. Pullover sweaters in Winter. I'm a fan of oversized tops (paired with skinny bottoms), which can be oh so forgiving when you're recovering from giving birth, breast feeding etc.
Mid-rise stretch jeans = your new best friend. I'm going to be completely honest with you. I'm wearing the same pair of jeans 4-5 days a week. I've found the fit & wash I love and I'm set. Pro tip: don't go buying expensive jeans until you're at least 6 months postpartum. I learnt that the hard way.
I think I've written enough about my love of dressy sneakers, but a loafer or slip-on shoe are a nice edition to the gang. It can also really dress up your more casual look of jeans and a shirt.
The cross body bag is the best. Hands-free all the way. Store the diapers/nappies in a separate bag ;)
What works for you? And let me know if there's anything I've missed in the comments below.
Photos: Sabrina from Street Scout.me