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6 Tips for Being a Stylish Stay-at-Home Mom

There is a common misconception that being a mother is unglamorous. This is fairly understandable, considering that many moms rarely have time for themselves. For stay at home moms, their days start with tending to the entire family’s needs before they can even grab their breakfast. However, it does not mean that it is a sin to be stylish every once in a while. If you’re not sure how to do it, here are some tips to help you get started:

happy stylish mother and daughter in a knitted hats and sheepskin coats with mittens in a knitted hat and sheepskin coat outside in the city park in winter.

1.   Know Your Style

The first thing to being a stylish stay-at-home mom is to fully grasp your personal style. Your preference will dictate what you should have in your wardrobe. For instance, some feel incomplete when they are not wearing any jewelry, while some may not be comfortable having any dangling bracelets that interfere with their chores at home. Others may feel dressier when they wear skirts at home. If you are among them, you can browse different styles of skirts for everyone to see which type suits your personality.

2.   Match With Your Activity

It is also essential to know what activities you do at home. If you do a lot of cooking and washing, you would want to dress up to carry out these tasks comfortably. However, if you often go out to run some errands, you may need something that you can wear outdoors without looking unkempt. If you would often bring your kids to the playground, having the proper gear, such as leggings and sneakers, also helps so you can focus on taking care of your child.

3.   Get Clothes That Fit Well

Another tip you should follow is that your clothes should fit you well. While having loose shirts is trendy right now, it wouldn’t help if it makes you look messy. Go for items that help balance your body features, particularly those that you consider your assets. Being a mother does not mean that you should wear baggy shirts and ill-fitting clothes.

4.   Play With Layering

It helps if you know how to layer your clothes for a put-together look. You should start by having the basic clothing such as pants or a tank top that you wear while spending time at home with the kids. When you need to run some errands, you can simply add a nice pair of earrings, layer your base clothing with a vest or cardigan, slip into your flats, and you are good to go.

5.   Invest in Quality Clothing

When you become a mother, you may feel a little guilty spending money on your wardrobe. However, you should keep in mind that quality should never be sacrificed. Investing in good items that can last a lifetime is better than buying new items every quarter.

6.   Take Care of Your Skin

More than your wardrobe, you should also take good care of your skin. If you have good skin, you can easily be stylish even with just a little makeup. You don’t need to spend tons of hours applying layers of foundation on your face. If you have healthy skin, all you need is sunscreen and a dab of lip and cheek tint, and you are all set to seize the day. It helps to get a lot of sleep and invest in the right skincare products.

There are many things that you may need to give up once you become a mother, but this doesn’t mean that motherhood is the end of being able to show off your style. You need to learn to adjust and be the best version of yourself.

About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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