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HAVE SOME FUN TOAY - The "Mom Jean" started as a hilarious Saturday Night Live parody about bad "Mom Style". It's since become a real life "cautionary tale" for any of us whose life and closet has crossed the threshold into motherhood. But being a mother doesn't have to mean a "Dowdy and Dated" wardrobe.
Whether it's the "baby weight" we're now trying to hide or the practicality of our wardrobe which endures the wrath of Mom life, it's an easy way to suck the style right out of you. And let's face it, when you haven't slept in five nights, staying in your pajama bottoms or yoga pants every day is very appealing.
As they babies grow up and we become immersed in playdates, soccer games, trips to the park, and maybe even find ourselves back in careers, some of us have forgotten to put the fashion back in our closets. Avoid the Frump and just say no to the "Style-less". Fashion and style can still be comfortable and flattering, for moms of all shapes and sizes.
Let's start with the Mom Jean thing. Ironically the high-waisted jean featured in that skit is actually back in style these days, but do yourself a favor and update your denim wardrobe. You need one good pair of jeans, but they must be from this decade. Yeah, you do look hot in that new bod after doing "Whole 30", but even if you can fit into your jeans from early 20's, it does not mean you should wear them.
Denim has changed a lot. A good pair will have a bit of give and stretch and will fit you like a glove without needing to lay flat on the bed to get them zipped. We're looking for fitted and flattering, not spray painted and muffin-topping. (We love Mother Denim and Rag & Bone on the splurge side and Liverpool Jeans and Express Denim for a budget friendly pair). You want to feel good in these jeans, so be prepared to spend more than you do on your kids clothes. This is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing in your wardrobe.
Take a friend, try on as many as you need to until you find "The One". You'll know when you put them on because you'll never want to take them off. We're sort of obsessing over the released hem look. Soccer field or with heels and fitted blazer for cocktails with your friends, they'll make you feel sexy no matter where you are.
Shoes may be on the bottom of your body but it's one of the most important details that many woman overlook. A great pair of shoes can change they way you walk into a room, literally! And a great pair of shoes can give you instant style to an otherwise average outfit. Yes, we love those pointy toe flats and those go-to canvas slip ons, but a heel gives you reason to stand a little taller and feel a little sexier.
Even just a heel with a few inches of lift will make big difference. Wedge heels are a great way to get the height and keep the comfort and there are so many options from cork to suede. Block heels are stacked and more supportive but super chic in a strappy sandal for summer. And let's not forget a classic stiletto.
Grab those amazing jeans, a cool graphic t-shirt (our Have Some Fun Today original Tee is our go to) and a fitted jacket or blazer. Now slip on those heels. And Momma just stepped up her style....
Jeans and heels are staples and classics that transcend the trends from season to season but a great way to punch up your look is with one seasonal trend that can mix well with the rest of your closet.
Take that fitted jacket or blazer. Why not pick a jacket in the hot color of the season, a whisper blush pink or a neutral nude? Both are Pantone's Top 10 Colors for Spring. And it will go with everything. Dress it up or down and watch it become the workhorse of your closet.
Or shop for inexpensive accessories on trend, like a great bag in those fabulous colors, a statement necklace or choker. Simple details like accessories can take your style from basic to fashion forward. Being a mom is the hardest and the best job job you'll ever have but you can still look good doing it.
And since we're Moms who are in the "mom spirit" of things, we're offering 30% off at our in-studio event tonite from 4:30-6:30 and online through the weekend! Shop the code mothersday17 and treat yourself and some other moms you know.