If there’s one thing that can be said for every mom, it’s that they’re going to be busy. Whether it’s taking care of their home and family, going out to work full-time or part-time, or a combination of the two, there’s always a huge amount to do and too few hours in the day to do it all in.
So when it comes to fashion, it’s probably not that high on most mom’s priority lists. Yes, it would be nice to look (and feel) good, but who has the time for that when kids need feeding and work needs doing?
The good news is that even if you’re a busy mom, you can still be fashionable, thanks to a number of useful fashion hacks. Bear them in mind, and you’ll be as stylish as you want to be. Read on to find out what some of these handy fashion hacks are.
Make A Capsule Wardrobe
The best thing to do is to simplify your closet and make yourself a capsule wardrobe. That basically means you choose a few good quality and good-looking items that you can wear for all occasions and that you can mix and match to create some great outfits.
Think about timeless pieces that won’t go out of fashion, like white blouses, smart jeans, and the dresses on sale at Hometown Heritage Boutique – they’re a great example of what we mean. When you’ve got a capsule wardrobe you love, and you know you can rely on, you’ll spend less time trying to work out what to wear and more time on the things that matter most – your family.
Don’t Forget Your Accessories
Accessories can turn even the plainest and most standard outfit into something special – something fashionable – so don’t forget about them. In fact, if you’re aiming for a capsule wardrobe, you’ll find that having a load of great accessories allows you to give yourself a lot more choice and a lot more combinations of clothes so you won’t look the same twice (unless you want to, of course – sometimes you’ll find an outfit you just really love).
So what do we mean by accessories? We mean things like statement earrings, a stylish purse, a good watch, and so on. These are the things that can effortlessly turn any outfit into a more fashionable and interesting one, and since they can be practical too (any mom will know having a bag full of tissues, snacks, and games is crucial), it all makes a lot of sense to use them well.
As a mom, there’s no doubt you’ll be running around a lot. That might be in a literal sense because playing with your kids can be a truly physical thing to do, but it might also just mean you’re going from place to place and doing all kinds of things, ticking them off your to-do list as you go.
There won’t often be a moment to stop and breathe on a really busy day as a mom, and although that’s usually fine because it’s just what you need to do, if you’re wearing comfortable clothes, it’s going to become a lot easier.
There’s a trend at the moment known as ‘athleisure’, which might be a strange word but could be exactly what you need as a busy mom if you want to be both comfortable and stylish. The word is a portmanteau of ‘athletics’ and ‘leisure’, so it means sportswear that’s designed to look and feel good (and you can use it to work out if you want to).
Examples are comfy leggings and cozy hoodies, plus you can wear trendy sneakers to finish the look off. You’ll look great wearing these clothes, and you certainly won’t look out of place – look around you, and you’ll see many other women are wearing a similar outfit – and to top it all off, you’ll be supremely comfortable, so all that running around won’t be such a chore.
Layering can be a busy mom’s best friend when it comes to enjoying fashion and looking good. Invest in lightweight, versatile layers like cardigans, scarves, and hoodies, and you’ll find you have a great new wardrobe that’s so helpful when you’re on the go all the time.
These layers don’t just add a new dimension to your outfit, but they also come in handy when the weather’s changing, and you don’t know if it’s going to be warm or cool when you leave the house. It’s actually a useful trick to pass on to your children – make sure they always wear layers, and they’ll be able to enjoy the great outdoors, whatever the weather (which is great for their mental and physical health).
Learn Time-Saving Hair And Makeup Tips
Busy moms are moms who don’t have a lot of time because they’ve got so much to do, so it makes sense to look for time-saving hacks when it comes to looking good. It’s either that or leave the house without doing your hair and makeup (which is fine if that’s your choice, of course, but if it’s just because of lack of time, these hacks are going to be hugely helpful).
Dry shampoo is a particularly useful tool when it comes to looking good even if you don’t have much time because it means you don’t have to actually wash your hair and, crucially, you don’t have to spend a lot of time drying it before you can go out. Dry shampoo isn’t a substitute for washing your hair, but it’s great in a pinch until you do have the time to do it properly. Plus, you don’t have to spend hours in front of the mirror to do your makeup; choose a quick, easy, and natural look that you can do in a few minutes and save the full face routine for special occasions.
Prep The Night Before
Mornings can be hectic. Wait. Mornings will be hectic – that’s something you’ll already have found out. With everyone scrambling to use the bathroom, get breakfast done, and make sure they’re ready for the day, what time is left for getting the ideal outfit ready and making sure you’ve got the right accessories to hand? The answer is no time at all.
That’s why it makes sense to prep the night before so you don’t have to worry about any of that stuff – it’s already done, and you’ll have more time to work out exactly what you’re going to wear.