Being a mom is the most rewarding, but also the busiest of jobs. With such a tight schedule, it can be nearly impossible to put an outfit together, let alone try to look chic. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be so hard – you can easily upgrade your personal style with these simple hacks and get that boost of confidence you need to spice up your ordinary fall outfits.
Embrace simplicity with open arms
The well known ‘less is more’ saying has never been as important in fashion as it is today, especially when you are a busy mom that doesn’t have the time to carefully plan an outfit each morning. Instead of buying tons of clothes in bold colors and busy patterns, let your wardrobe revolve around basic staple pieces that are always on trend. If you opt for shirts, blazers, skirts and trousers in the same color scheme, choosing an outfit in the morning will be a breeze because everything will pair well. One-piece outfits, such as jumpsuits and dresses, also make your life much easier, while being extremely stylish and effective.
Adding a few extra layers to your outfit is a sure way to look more stylish and put-together, while still being warm during the gloomy fall months. Try wearing a dressy shirt with intricate detailing on the collar under an oversized knitted sweater, or go for a well-fitting camisole and pair it with a long cardigan and a denim or a biker jacket. Stick to complementary colors, but don’t be afraid to experiment with different cuts and textures in order to find the perfectly chic combination.
Find a great pair of shoes
The most important part of any outfit should always be a pair of chic but comfortable shoes, especially if you are a mom who’s always on the go. Opt for a trusted pair of New Balance sneakers that look fashionable paired with almost any outfit, from a comfortable athleisure look, to a stylish smart casual outfit. Another staple in your fall shoe collection should undoubtedly be a great pair of suede boots. Whether you choose flat boots or those with a small heel, try to stick to more neutral, autumnal colors, such as brown or grey. A trendy pair of loafers is also a good choice – not only are they comfortable, but they can easily add some flair to any fall outfit.
Don’t forget to accessorize
A good choice of accessories is the key to completing a chic outfit, as it is the easiest way to add a touch of personality and style to any look. A scarf is an unavoidable fall accessory you should always pay special attention to. If you want to add a touch of class to your outfit, a silk plaid scarf can definitely work in your favor. If you’re aiming for a trendier look, knitted blanket scarves in fun colors and patterns are a great way to make a statement. A carefully chosen hat is also a great idea – whether you opt for a classic fedora or a wide-brim hat, this staple accessory is sure to elevate any fall look.
Look stylish on a budget
When you become a mom, going on insane shopping sprees and splurging on expensive items becomes almost unimaginable. This is where being a smart shopper becomes handy; not only does it save you time, but it saves you money as well. Instead of spending cash on cheap clothes that will likely go out of style next season, try to invest in good-quality basic pieces that will last a lifetime. Not only are such pieces always on trend, but they will pair well with everything in your closet and save you from unnecessary expenses on items you’ll rarely wear. Another great tip is to opt out of buying occasionwear you’ll likely only wear once, and instead borrow such items from a friend and save your hard-earned money.
About The Author
Peter is a lifestyle writer and a recent newly wed living in Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a fashion stylist and also as a freelance writer for few local magazines in Brisbane. Besides writing, he loves shopping, cooking exotic meals and traveling around tropical destinations with his hubby Josh. His future plans are in creating his personal lifestyle blog about everyday life-saving tips. Follow Peter on Facebook and Twitter.