Life as a mum is a busy one, let’s not beat around the bush here. You have so much to think about. A job perhaps or a home to run. School runs, after school activities and clubs, the holidays and homework. It can all pile up and before you realise it, you end up with a cup of tea you made four hours ago that hasn’t been drunk and you have forgotten to even eat. Sound familiar? You are not alone.
So when it comes to style and embracing our personalities we can often leave ourselves quite low on the priority list. But the one thing we can all agree upon is that we were individuals before kids, and to have a little bit of that back is no crime. In fact it’s good for you. So it might be time to start investing a little of this into yourself, so here are some of the ways that you can do it.
No need for spending, shop your own wardrobe
One of the first things that you should consider doing would be to shop your own wardrobe and this is a great way to rediscover what you actually own. We can all be guilty of wearing the same things over and over. This might be through ease or just comfort. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Take a look at your wardrobe. Delve into the back and see what you have been storing, and you will be surprised to find things you probably forgot you even had. Planning the night before as well can take the stress out of making a decision in the morning. Which means you are less likely to pick up the same thing and experiment with new styles.
Invest in key pieces
The next thing to think about would be to invest in key pieces. It is okay to want to buy new things, this can be your inspiration to step up your style and try new things. But you might want to think about investing in key pieces that will be a little more timeless and longer lasting. Think about a good pair of fitted jeans. A nice blazer or jacket. A decent shirt or top. Things that will also work well with what you already own so you are more likely to start mixing things up a little.
Create a capsule wardrobe
A great way to help you be more adventurous with your outfit choices is to minimise your amount of choice. You can do that by creating a capsule wardrobe. You can have one for work clothes, for example. One for weekends or one for nights out. However it fits for you. A capsule wardrobe is a select amount of clothes that you have that can be easily mixed and matched together to create different outfits. Missing up things like colours, textures of materials and styles.
Think about the accessories
You may want to think about the accessories that you have for your outfits. Anything from scarves and shoes to the jewellery you wear. Earrings can be a great statement piece and can change the whole look of an outfit. If you haven’t got a piercing yet and would like one you could always look for a piercing shop local to you. Other ways jewellery can be a statement is through necklaces and bracelets. There are so many ways you can add to an outfit, and it could be the easiest way to take a day casual look and make it look a little more glam.
And while you might think of glasses as not a very popular choice when it comes to evoking a sense of style, you can go for those cat-eye styles that add a touch of glam to any outfit. Accessories are the icing on the cake, especially if you feel you don’t look good that day. Many people underestimate what a good accessory can do; it ties the whole outfit together and makes you look that extra bit special, especially if you had a bad night’s sleep.
Keep it simple with colour and style
It is also important for you to keep things simple. At first when you start experimenting with style, it may be tempting to go all out straight away. However, if you are already lacking in confidence then you may find that going a little crazy with your style is just a step too far. Start off with small changes, and do what makes you feel happy.
Comfort is still a big factor
Finally, comfort is still going to be important for you. As a busy mum, you will want to ensure that you can still do everything you need to do, comfortably and feeling confident in the clothing you are wearing. So a dress can easily be rocked with converse trainers. Jeans can be dressed up with boots instead of heels. Comfort is a great way to feel happy in your own skin, so don’t push it with the clothe and accessories you choose to wear daily.
Let’s hope these tips help you when it comes to your mum style.
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