Once I became a new mom, I have to admit; I didn’t leave the house often. Going grocery shopping with my infant in tow was always a big task. So, I often sent my husband out to run errands, and I started to do a ton of online shopping. But, day after day, I noticed that my fashion sense was slipping. Why couldn’t I still look chic while remaining casual and comfortable? While I’m no longer in my “hibernating” mode; I understand if you currently are. Here are a few simple suggestions to help you put together the ultimate stay at home mom outfits (After all, your partner still sees you and you are bound to have an abundance of guests once your baby makes its debut)!
Embrace Leggings, But Mix it Up
As a mom of a toddler, I appreciate a great legging. But, once my friends and family members started spotting me constantly wearing a pair of black leggings (I have multiple pairs, I swear!), they became a little concerned that I wasn’t doing laundry enough! So, while I still wear them from time to time, I also added navy, grey, and patterned leggings into the mix. They look awesome with anything from a tunic to a yoga shirt; and are appropriate to wear around the house or if you step out to run errands.
Comfy to wear and figure flattering; piko tops are fitted throughout the arms but flow down the form without clinging. They aren’t as long as a tunic, but they help create an effortlessly cool look when worn with fitted, straight leg jeans or even shorts once the weather warms up. Add a pair of sparkly flat sandals to replace your everyday flip flops and you’ve got one functional yet fashionable ensemble for around the house.
I love a good denim on denim look. Be sure to go dark on the bottom (its more figure flatting), and slip on a chambray button down top. You can opt for a tunic length if you haven’t lost your pregnancy weight yet and want a little more coverage. Or, you can tuck it into your jeans and cinch your waist with a brown, braided belt. Add a shiny monogram necklace that represents the first initial of your baby’s name to keep your accessory style simple, yet existent.
Who said stay at home moms can’t have fashion options? These three simple tips will help you stay comfortable yet step out of the sweats and sneakers zone.
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!