As in, Mom Uniform.
Have you heard of them?
I used to think I didn’t really have one, but I totally do!
My momiform used to consist of sweats and a t-shirt. Every single day. After I had Ellie, I started having a hard time finding clothes that fit my style and my new post-baby body. I didn’t have a lot of time to get ready in the morning and let's face it, yoga pants and a baggy t-shirt were the most convenient items to throw on. They were less than flattering and didn’t do much for my self confidence. I’m a big believer in dressing the way you want to feel, and wearing sweats everyday wasn’t helping. So after a few months, I decided something needed to change.
I started searching local and online shops to freshen up my new mom wardrobe. I feel like I’m finally starting to redefine my style. Here’s my top five essentials for a mom uniform. And stay tuned for an awesome giveaway at the bottom of this post!
1: LONG AND LOOSE. After having Ellie, I haven’t been as comfortable wearing really tight shirts. They feel confining and I still feel slightly self conscious about my tummy area. I also don’t like having to pull and tug on my shirts if they’re shorter, so I invested in a few longer, slightly looser shirts. This chiffon black tunic from Pink Blush is one of my weekly favorites. It’s long and flowing, but belts at the waist for a flattering figure.
2: LEGGINGS. That black, flowing shirt above pairs perfectly with a pair of leggings. It feels like I’m wearing a baggy tee and sweats, but it looks ten times better. I picked up a pair of black leggings at Target recently, and I won’t tell you how many days I wear them in a row. :)
3: NOTHING BUT COMFTY. In the morning, I need something easy and convenient to throw on. I used to wear my baggy, old, workout tees all day, they were so comfy! I tried replacing them with items equally as cozy, but much more cute. This lace shirt from Pink Blush gives the illusion that you actually spent more than ten minutes getting ready, but feels like your favorite oversized sweatshirt.
4: SKINNY JEANS. I’m all about finding that perfect pair of jeans. I resisted wearing skinny jeans for so long, but I seriously live in this pair from American Eagle. They’re are my go-to jeans, anytime of the week (and if we’re being honest, I wear them multiple times a week! Saves on laundry, right?)
5: MASCARA AND LIPSTICK. I don’t always have time for a full makeup routine, but I can vouch that even a swipe of mascara and lipstick can do wonders for your momiform. If you have any suggestions for a good lipstick, send them my way. I’ve just been trying out whatever is on sale. ;) I’ve also tried a few fancy, not-so-cheap, brand name mascaras, but I always end up coming back to this one. It’s my favorite (and oh so affordable!)
Do you have a daily “uniform” and if you’re a mom, momiform? I’d love to hear what you wear! Speaking of uniforms, if you need to update yours, Pink Blush is offering one lucky reader a $25 e-gift card. Be sure to check out all the new arrivals for fall, I can’t wait to order a few new pieces. You can enter the giveaway below, it ends on Saturday, September 20. All entries will be verified. Good luck!