Thriftanista in the City: 3 Basics of Stay At Home Mom Style

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

3 Basics of Stay At Home Mom Style

It wouldn't be summer without my wax print skirt. I sewed it 4 years and it never fails as a SAHM casual style option. I don't iron it. It has a nice print. It's purple. What I love best is that it has my much beloved elastic waist. I just pull it on and I'm out the door. It's a much better option than faded yoga pants (that I've only worn to the park once....or thrice).

ankara skirt worn with white blouse

When I'm doing the mad dash to the playground because this toddler is loosing her mind being cooped up inside, I rely on 3 basic wardrobe elements that ensure that we make it out in a timely fashion without whining (me not V) or tantrums (V not me) breaking out and I'm looking my absolute best. 


Basic #1 - Comfortable

colorful african wax print skirt

I don't mind a little toe pinch every now and then but when I'm on the go, doing the SAHM thing, I need comfort. Shoes have to be pillowy soft and most likely flat. Since we're in July heat now, I also like breathable, airy fabrics. 


Basic #2 - Minimal

sahm style

I like makeup but there's no time for a full face episode. Mascara, eyeliner, and lip balm is my everyday look 50% of the time. I only wear jewelry if I know exactly which piece I want to incorporate into my outfit. Most of the time I go jewelry free. Extra bonus cool points for pull over head and elastic waist clothes.

Basic #3 - Pulled Together

stay at home mom casual style

I may not leave the house looking like a hot mama but I am pulled together. I always have at least one statement piece that shows I cared. Usually colorful prints are involved. Wear white with caution. Lunch time came and our white tops were done.

what to wear with an ankara skirt

What words sum up your mom style?

casual style for moms
THRIFT blouse - vintage sunglasses - Flamingo huaraches DIY self made ankara skirt

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9 comments :

  1. Simple and minimal sum up my mom style! Love your comfy and chic look!

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  2. Cute! I need to get a uniform and stick with it. Getting dressed for me is a nightmare. I change clothes at least 3 times before I leave for work in the morning and I'm still not happy/comfortable. Your skirt and top are perfect key pieces.

    And ohmyword how big is V getting?! Good grief. Where's the baby?

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  3. My Mom style is ... jeans. I work so much that when I do see my kids I'm usually in jeans, a fun top, cute flats or heels, and a statement necklace. My daughter is beginning to dress just like me. I love that you sewed that skirt yourself!
    -Ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  4. Love the look! It is definitely a great outfit for a mom on the go.

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  5. This is a great style for moms that shows you can be practical but stylish at the same time!

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  6. I think my style is classic with a twist of trend. Elastic always works allows you to easily take off after a toddler who has gone on a sprint. There really is no need to look a mess when there are options that are as easy to put together as this outfit.

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  7. I'm not a mom but I most definitely agree that simple and polished are my default setting when on the go!

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  8. Cute and comfortable! That's definitely my Mom style! :)

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  9. I'm glad I found you and your lil cutie again! I hope all is well and you're having a fantastic summer.

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