The journey from pregnancy to breastfeeding and beyond may bring some physical changes, but it shouldn't limit our personal style. Instead, let's embrace this opportunity to put comfort first and let go of old expectations. From wrangling our little ones to tackling daily errands, we need outfits that can keep up with us and make us feel confident and unstoppable. So let's say goodbye to sky-high heels (for now) and restrictive clothing and hello to outfits that make us feel comfortable, stylish, and ready for anything!
So, what's my wardrobe looking like these days? T-shirts and oversized shirts are my go-to's, because let's face it, as a mum of a toddler, white is basically just asking for trouble (cue spaghetti sauce stains). And as for my girls up top? They've been through a journey of their own post-breastfeeding, so comfort is key. Bye-bye tight tops, hello to roomy tops that keep any outfit chic.
IT'S A SHIRT THING
Of course, I still love to pull together an outfit that feels put-together and stylish. Enter the trusty oversized shirt. Gone are the days when it was just a post-wild-night-out staple. These days, it's a wardrobe essential, and for good reason. They're versatile, comfortable, can easily be dressed up or down and are functional if you’re breastfeeding on the go. Pair with statement pants, bike shorts, or a skirt, and you're ready to tackle the day in style.
Luna Oversize Linen Shirt
Isabella Oversized Wide Cuff Shirt
Organic Cotton Oversized Shirt
SKIRTING THE ISSUE
Ah, midi skirts - they're a lifesaver in my wardrobe. Not only are they super comfortable, but they're also incredibly versatile and stylish. Whether I'm bending down to pick up my little one or running errands, they allow me to move with ease and grace. Plus, a midi with an A-line cut is universally flattering, making it the perfect option for a busy, stylish mom on-the-go. I love pairing mine with a simple t-shirt or oversized shirt for a put-together look that still feels effortless.
Carlson Midi Skirt
Side split midi skirt in mid wash blue
Linen Midi Skirt With Tie Waist
STEP UP YOUR FOOTWEAR GAME
When it comes to footwear, I used to be a bit of a skeptic about the whole croc trend. But boy, was I wrong These comfy, practical shoes have quickly become a staple in my wardrobe. The soft material and cushioned sole make them ideal for running around after my little one, and the versatility of the design means they can be dressed up or down for any occasion. And let's not forget about sneakers - the ultimate mom shoe! From running errands to keeping up with a toddler, sneakers are always there to provide the comfort and support I need. Plus, their versatility means they can be paired with just about any outfit, whether I'm going for a casual, athleisure look or something a bit more dressed up.
Classic Vegan Leather Sneakers
Classics - 575 Stacked
CAP IT ALL OFF
As for my hair? Well, it's naturally wavy and thick, so blow-drying it is a must if I want to wear it down. But let's be real, who has time for that with a toddler in tow? That's where baseball caps come in handy. They add a laid-back vibe to any outfit, and are especially cute when paired with jeans and a t-shirt.
NY Micro Ball Park Cap
W940 New York Yankees Cap
Smiley Baseball Hat
GREY MARLE FOR THE WIN
And speaking of t-shirts, I'm a big fan of anything grey marle. It hides any spills or smudges (because toddlers), and goes with just about anything. So, there you have it, folks: my personal style in a nutshell. Comfort, versatility, and a touch of trendiness – the all in one “momiform."
Verified Australian Cotton Heritage Embroidered T-shirt
The 91 Classic Organic Tee
Basic Jersey Rainbow Relaxed T-shirt
Jeans, jeans, jeans! They're the unsung heroes of any mom's wardrobe, and I am no exception. When it comes to chasing after my toddler and running errands, I need something that's comfortable, versatile, and stylish, and that's exactly what mom-style or baggy jeans offer. The looser fit not only allows for maximum mobility (and extra room for those post-baby kg's), but it also gives a relaxed, put-together vibe. Whether dressed up with heeled sandals and a shirt or dressed down with sneakers and a t-shirt, baggy jeans are the ultimate mum staple. And let's not forget about the numerous pockets – essential for all the snacks, toys, and essentials a busy mom needs to keep on hand.
Low Slung Baggy Jeans
High Baggy Jeans
Bella Baggy Jeans
In conclusion, being a mum doesn't mean sacrificing style for comfort. It's all about finding the right balance and making it work for you and your lifestyle. Embrace the changes that come with motherhood and find what works best for you. Don't be afraid to experiment and have fun with fashion. It's all about feeling good in your own skin and enjoying the journey. So, embrace your new “momiform” and rock it with confidence!