‘Lemme Upgrade You: Mom Style

So, you had a couple kids and suddenly you’re not so into that matching your panties to your bra sexy kind of dressing. And you could certainly care less about how your hair looks when you’re trying to wrangle them into the car without a fight about, whose turn is it to sit in the damn front seat. Ah, being a mother is lovely, but it’s hard to remember that as cute as the little ones are, you deserve a little bit of polishing up too – even if it means you take just a couple extra minutes for these simple style swaps. Believe me, you’ll be happy you did! And now…’lemme upgrade you!

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Upgrade Your Shoes

Trading in your heels for comfort during your pregnancy and never looking back sounds like some of the moms I know. While you try not to wear your ugly running sneakers anywhere but the gym, and at least rock some Converses instead, you got to admit that sneakers are sneakers. However, you don’t have to choose comfort over style. Instead of flip-flops or trainers, try a pair of ballet flats, studded slippers, flat boots, or if you want height, shoes with platforms across the entire foot. Instant style with all the comfort you need!

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Get A ‘Diaper Bag’ That Has Style

With so many of them so big and deep that you could never find anything, traditional diaper bags are a trap! Get out of the diaper bag aisle and find your way back to the grown-up purse department now! There are a lot of bags, like a leather backpack or stylish patent tote that are totally functional without being frumpy. Just corral the diapers and wipes into freezer-sized Ziploc bag and go. Pick something that makes you happy to tote it around!

3Change Up Your Hairstyle

It may feel like you have one of two hair choices when you’re a mom: Either you pull your hair back in a lifeless ponytail or you cut your hair into a mom ‘do. Stop believing that crap. While you may have chosen the former for the past couple of years, it’s time to make a change. Changing it up with a chignon, headband, braid or even getting in on the adorable fedora craze. And don’t forget the insane magic of dry shampoo, which can degrease hair in an instant!

4 Wear The Right Sized Clothing

Often, you may find that you wear clothes that are too big — namely flowy tops or tees — because you just want to hide you post-baby bod. Your body is in a state of transition — you are neither where you want to be nor where you used to be, and that’s okay. Instead of swimming in your clothes, look for garments with lots of stretch, like leggings and fitted or draped tees. Bigger clothes are creating a bigger visual – no bueno. When you wear clothes that skim your body, you’ll look smaller. Feel too self-conscious in body-skimming shirts and skirts? Get yourself some shapewear that can smooth you out and make you appear 10 pounds thinner.

How do you make sure your mom style is on track with keeping up with your busy life and staying true to your personal fashion sense? Share below in the comments!


Also, if you’re an expecting mother, be sure to check out my latest Pinterest board featuring Stylish Maternity Outfit Ideas. 

Written by: Kate Heimann of WearInLA.com