More Than Just Mom Jeans: How To Keep Up Your Style With A Newborn

Many moms go through a similar pattern when it comes to how they dress before and after the birth of their baby. The mindset seems to move swiftly from stylish maternity clothes while you are waiting for the big day to arrive, to a fairly standard new-mom uniform of sweatpants, jeans, tee and sneakers.
All of a sudden you have mothering duties to think about. The dilemma facing many moms at this time seems to be that their pre-baby clothes no longer seem to fit as well. Suddenly, you don’t need your maternity clothes anymore either, so it becomes all too easy to fall into a bit of a style rut.

Getting back your style
Take a look around you at the other new moms. You will quickly realize that you are not alone when it comes to a temporary absence of style. This is of course perfectly understandable as you have just become a mother, you are probably far too exhausted and squeezed for time to start thinking about what to wear for yourself. So as a result, you put yourself last and take the easy option of the new-mom uniform.
Looking good and feeling good about yourself is actually really important for your self-esteem. Despite the huge life transition that you have just experienced, it’s time to work on developing a fashionable mommy style that really rocks. Here are some tips and ideas worth considering.

Statement accessory
An instant way of adding some punch to an outfit is to work on adding one specific statement accessory that manages to make the outfit that you are wearing stand out, without actually overwhelming it.
You might want to consider a scarf. Scarves are a really neat go-to accessory with so many different styles and colors to choose from. Consider some uber-cool hand stamped jewelry, which can be personalized to celebrate your kids and can be bought at everyday prices, allowing you to make a real fashion statement without breaking the bank.

Say it with a handbag
A handbag can be so many things. It is going to help you carry all the mom essentials around with ease, but it can also be a brilliant accessory and have a strong impact on your overall look. Trending right now with bags are really bright colors, so stay away from the neutral black, tan or gray bag and get yourself a bag that packs a punch and gets you noticed.

Comfort and style
Normally there has to be a trade-off when it comes to shoes. You either wear something like sneakers for comfort or heels for style. Moms need the comfort option to work for them. You don’t actually have to trade off comfort for style. You can wear a pair of ballet flats, studded slippers or flat boots. Some even find it comforting to get some height with shoes that have a platform across the entire foot. With so many choices, style still fits in the equation.

Your life may have taken a new direction by becoming a mom but you can still keep up your style even with a newborn to look after. Work on that wardrobe and feel good about what you are wearing and enjoy motherhood.


Beth Philbin is a fashionista mom of three. When not attending soccer games, she enjoys blogging about all things motherhood style.

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