Saying that the life of a stay-at-home mom is busy is definitely an understatement. It’s like juggling multiple jobs and being great at all of them. You’re a cook, a teacher, a nurse, a housekeeper, a driver, a personal assistant, an entertainer just to name a few of the roles you have to fulfill as a stay-at-home mom. Things can get pretty hectic around the house when you have so much on your plate. No wonder so many moms just throw on the very first clothing items they find in the closet and go about their day.
But just because your life revolves around taking care of your children and managing household chores, doesn’t mean you have to throw style out the window. You can still be stylish and be a super mom at the same time.
Put a bit of makeup on
If you’re more of a bare faced girl, that’s great. No woman should ever feel like she needs to hide under a thick layer of makeup to be pretty. Makeup is not a necessity, but a way to pamper yourself and enhance your natural beauty.
So, you don’t have to use makeup to hide anything. Use it because you like it and you want to have fun with it. And no, you don’t need to go full glam either (unless you want to) and put on a full face of makeup. Assuming you don’t want to spend hours in front of the mirror, you can opt for a simple no-makeup makeup look that will make you look and feel fresh and stylish in no time.
Stay true to your style
If you were to follow everything that’s written in fashion magazines or listen to style experts, there are tons of dos and don’ts you should be aware of. But why over complicate your life trying to keep up with all these style tips and tricks and do what everyone else is doing?
At the end of the day, you’re the one who has to feel good about the way you look, so don’t try to adopt a style just for the sake of being on trend. If you’re crazy about bright colors or love neutrals, pick clothes in your favorite hues, even if they’re not in. Don’t be afraid to break the rules and do whatever makes you happy style wise.
Pick outfits that flatter your body shape
Not everyone is a Victoria’s Secret model and that’s quite ok. We have to appreciate and celebrate how unique our bodies are. And we should also learn how to choose clothes that flatter our body type. That means you have to know your body type well enough to find outfits that fit you perfectly and accentuate your best features, instead of trying to hide the parts that you don’t like. So maybe you should ditch those baggy pants and t-shirts and look for clothing items that suit your body shape and make you look well put together.
Choose your basics wisely
When in doubt, keep it simple. That’s the golden rule when you want to avoid the hassle, but also look fresh and pretty. Build a wardrobe of basics you can rely on whenever you’re not in the mood or don’t have time to create an outfit. Pick clothes that work well for different occasions, whether you’re going to spend your time at home or go out and about and meet up with people.
For those days when you don’t have to go out, some basic Canadian made loungewear pieces can do the trick. And if you need to go somewhere and you want to look presentable, having some classic jeans and a few simple shirts in your closet can save the day. Have some basics ready for every season and you’ll be ready to go out the door in minutes if the situation calls for it.
Look for comfortable trends
We said you don’t need to follow any trends to be stylish, and you don’t. But if these trends are all about comfort and great aesthetics, why not give them a try? Apart from the elaborate catwalk looks we see on social media that require an army of stylists and makeup artists to be put together, there are also tons of trends that promote comfort, simplicity and a laid-back look. Think athleisure, print leggings, messy buns, mom jeans, cute sneakers, comfy hoodies and so on. Choose one of these trends and you can look cute in no time without compromising on comfort.
Throw in some fancy pieces
Being a stay-at-home mom doesn’t actually mean you’re staying at home all the time. On the contrary, you’ll be running around town taking care of errands like a pro. And while you might not need a fancy outfit when you have to do some grocery shopping or pick up a parcel, there are occasions where you’ll want to put on something else than a t-shirt and some leggings.
That’s why you need to invest in a few pieces that can elevate your look instantly. A nice dress, a classic blazer and a pair of fancy shoes can be the game changers in your wardrobe. If you don’t know what items to choose, it’s a good idea to opt for clean and classic cuts that never go out of style. This will help you build your own tiny capsule wardrobe that will have you covered whenever you want to step up your style game.
Don’t forget about the finishing touches
Speaking of items that can elevate a look, let’s not forget about accessories. A scarf, some statement jewellery, a watch or a pair of stylish sunglasses can transform a simple and dull look with minimum effort. Even the basic blue jeans and white t-shirt look can be taken to a whole different level with the right accessories. Just make sure the accessories you choose go well with the clothes you’re wearing and stick to a few staple pieces. When it comes to accessories, the less is more rule usually applies, so try not to overdo it.