Throughout the last two years I have noticed a big transition in my style. I now proudly proclaim my style as more of a “mom fashion,” a phrase which (funny enough) would have made me cringe not too long ago. How would I describe this Mom Fashion of mine? Today I’m sharing 5 ways motherhood has affected my personal style.
MOM FASHION OUTFIT DETAILS:
- Casual, casual, casual. I am drawn to casual pieces more than ever, which hasn’t always been the case. Take this sweater, for example. I can wear this with leggings, sneakers, boots, or jeans for a simple everyday outfit. It is a great functional piece that immediately caught my eye! 2 years ago, I probably would have walked right by it without even noticing it. Now that I’ve had it for about a month, I’m tempted to buy the black version as well because it is such a good casual basic to have.
- Comfort is key. If I’m going to be picking up a baby and chasing a baby or toddler around all day, you better believe mama wants to be comfortable. I am much more willing to splurge on comfy lounge wear pieces that I wear around the house these days rather than an extravagant or intricate dress that I can’t function in or wear often.
- The bags. If I dont have to carry a diaper bag, give me the smallest bag there ever was. I used to love massive bags and never really understood why people loved cross body bags so much. What do I want for Christmas these days? A tiny bag and an excuse to use it! (Hello date night!) Another thing I never thought I would love to use is a backpack. Oh my goodness… if it’s going to make me hands free, sign me up!
- The shoes. I quickly realized that strappy tie up shoes are a no-go for me. If it doesn’t zip or slip on, chances are I’m not going to wear it very often and it’s not worth buying. (Sure, I wear my Nikes quite often, but who actually unties and ties their shoes each time they put them on, anyways?)
- Minimalistic jewelry. I have my everyday jewelry and although I like to venture off from that, it doesn’t happen often. I like to stick to dainty pieces that Michael can’t break. I have phased out much of the chunky jewelry that I used to rock. I noticed as soon as Michael was born that a lot of things had the potential to scratch him or get in the way. Pieces I always wear are a rose gold engraved necklace with Michael’s name and Birthday, my wedding ring, and a Cartier anniversary ring that Brett got me for our 5th year anniversary. Other than that, sometimes I will throw on a simple watch or stack some dainty rings.
Moms, how has motherhood affected your personal style? I’d love to know if you proudly claim Mom Fashion as your type of style too!
I’m linking up with 8 other bloggers (who are also moms) to talk about how motherhood has affected each woman’s personal style.
Samantha (The Samantha Show) | Alyssa (Feathers and Stripes) | Caitlin (Confessions of a Northern Belle) | Laura (Have Need Want) | Amanda (South Coast Style) | Heather (My Life Well Loved) | April (April Go Lightly) | Angelle (Dashing Darlin’)