If you’ve been in a fashion rut since your little bundle of joy arrived, you’re not alone. I sat around in yoga pants pretty much for the first month of my son’s life. Not to mention I owned stock in button down blouses since I was nursing. I didn’t look amazing. I didn’t feel amazing. One day while my son was napping, I came across some articles online written by fashion stylist moms who emphasized that you can be fashionable, even days after giving birth. I wish I would have come across these articles sooner, but luckily for you; I’ll share some of their stylist secrets with you, so you don’t make the same mistakes that I did!
Rachel Zoe Says…
Mom of two, Rachel Zoe used to be known for her love of all things vintage and her catch phrases like, “That’s bananas” and “I die.” But she’s currently chasing after her two kiddos and facing things that really matter; not stressing over Oscar dress disasters. Zoe says that moms should still try to feel like themselves but with modifications. If you love your cocktail rings but don’t have any place to where them, then slide them on for the grocery store! Who cares?! Zoe also says that fashion is all about function. Jeggings and tunics are a sleek and chic choice, but they also allow you to cater to the kiddos. While she traded in her sequin jackets (while holding the baby, anyway) for soft, cotton blend cardigans; she incorporates all her favorite colors into her clothes, and really plays up accessories like hats, shoes (not the 6 inch heels anymore), and sunglasses!
Rachel Roy Says…
Rachel Roy is another popular celebrity stylist who is a busy mom herself. She prides herself in being the “cool outfit” mom. She feels she can stay true to her own style and quirks; but also be functional as a mom. Her kiddos are older and out of the baby stage. But, Roy always suggests dressing for your body type. A big part of this is embracing your body, rather than hiding it. It also requires self-awareness and acceptance. You can’t go wrong with A-line skirts, empire waists, and halter necklines for nursing.
Getting dressed everyday should be fun and not a task. When you take that little extra time to do something truly for yourself, you’ll find that you feel better and in essence have all the tools you need to be a great mom and wife!
My name is Heather. In addition to being a writer and mom to my 13 month old son, Matthew; I am elementary teacher. I also have a deep love for fashion and think that all moms can look and feel their best because it's important to take care of ourselves so we can take the best care of our little ones!