*How to Find Your Mom Style Again
Ah, motherhood. It makes your heart overflow, steals your boobs and most days your sanity. If there's one thing I vowed to not let motherhood take from me, it was my style. But alas, after my first baby was born I subscribed to the permanent pony, old t-shirt, black leggings all-day-everyday uniform for waaaaay longer than I should have.
It was an adjustment to learn what worked and what didn't for my postpartum body but once I found a solid set of wardrobe staples I quickly realized that dressing in clothes that gave me that “mama’s still got it” feeling felt so empowering and completely shifted my mindset.
If you feel like you’ve lost your style mojo, it might be time to change that spit up t-shirt hang up your tired leggings and start making your way towards creating a Mighty Mojo Momiform. Not sure how or where to start? Here are my top tips to get your style mojo back.
If you don’t feel good wearing it, or it no longer suits your shape, it’s time to go.
Here’s how to kickstart your declutter:
- Go through your entire wardrobe and make three piles – KEEP, DONATE, REPAIR/TAILOR/DRYCLEAN.
- Next reorganize everything you want to keep into style categories. For instance, I like to have sections for tops, dresses, bottoms, jackets and finishing layer as I call them (cardigans, kimonos, dusters, etc.)
- Drop off your donations / repairs and drycleaning items. Sometimes an alteration like lifting a hem or removing a sleeve etc will breathe new life into an existing piece.
2. SHOP SMART
- Start with a “core wardrobe” of timeless, mix-and-match pieces that will allow you to create a series of effortless go-to looks with that will take you from running errands, to park hangs, soccer practice and beyond.
- Stick to neutral colors like white, black, grey, nude, navy, red.
- don’t go overboard buying too many trend-driven prints and colors
- when possible, try to buy an entire outfit that you love.
3. DRESS FOR YOUR SHAPE
- There is no denying your shape changes after having kids – even if you go back to the size you were pre-baby, you will notice your clothes will sit differently.
- Save yourself the stress and stop worrying about size right NOW.
- Dress the flatter your shape, if that means buying a medium instead of a small or 12 instead of 10, because it looks better, just do it.
- Focus on buying silhouettes that highlight your best bits.