“As a Mother how do you decide what is fashionable yet appropriate?”
A creative asked me at #BostonCoffeeTalk this past weekend. My eyes lit up….like what a great question! I hear so much on “looking like a Mom” and what’s “Mom appropriate” that I was more than happy to share my opinion on this topic. My answer “I don’t wear anything that I can’t comfortably wear around my children or want my daughter to find if she googles me”
Growing up my Mother didn’t do midriffs(besides a few 80’s pics)or skirts and shorts that were over the knees….all while being fashionable. I loved all of her outfits, but what stood out above all was how she carried herself. She was always so classy and confident. This taught me that confidence and feeling sexy was a feeling , a way of being and not a particular fit. She could have worn a plastic bag and still have been chic because of her attitude and bone straight posture.
I keep in mind via my dressing, blogging and actions that I represent my family at ALL times. Thankfully I have been fortunate to keep my sense of style all while being a Mom.
My definition of “Mom appropriate” may be different than someone else’s and that’s okay. Whatever it is just be sure it’s authentically you. Not someone else’s views. I see a lot of Women lose themselves after becoming mothers, just due to schedules and responsibility sometimes. Other times some think because they are mothers’s certain styles are no longer for them i.e a heel length or a certain fit. We have it harder sometimes so why not make the effort to look our best for that extra boost?!
So what is “Mom appropriate??”….I want to hear your thoughts
Thrifted sweater (accidentally shrunken), skirt, Trench(last worn HERE )
Last mono red look HERE
Booties: Courtesy of Clarks USA