Frumpy Mom to Fashionista?


I have a confession. For the past two and a half years I have not bought any new clothes. Well, at least nothing fashionable. My current wardrobe consists of  tired t-shirts, capris, jeans and sneakers that I’ve gotten used to wearing while chasing my son around the house. Sometimes I just don’t see the point, because I usually end up with dirt, peanut butter, snot or just about any other icky substance smeared on my clothes by the end of the day.

With the holidays approaching, and with it a New Year, I am going to try and dress like I did before I had a kid. I’ve never been a fashionista, but I did like having tops, bottoms and shoes that matched and were clean. Thing is, I’m not quite sure what my style is anymore. When I see younger women walking around town in micro-minis and platform shoes it makes me cringe.  I’ve grown accustomed to a certain level of comfort I’m not willing to give up entirely.

To gain some inspiration, I’ve been browsing Pinterest for ideas to fill my closet and find some trendy clothing for women that dresses up my casual style. Here’s one I love:

I love this combo! The splash of blue-green really pops against the black and grey clothing.

For the Fall months, this red really stands out! I also love the cut of this coat which should compliment my petite frame. The extra height on the shoes also helps a short girl like me!

I think this style is the most “me.” While it isn’t very different from what I wear now, I like that just a few little touches – like a leather bag, a scarf and some bling – help make a relaxed outfit more fashionable and trendy.

So, can this stay-at-home-mom become a fashionista? Well, probably not. I really don’t have it in my genes. However, I know I can dress up my current look and shed my frumpy mom persona for one that is a bit more stylish. What about you? How would you define your sense of style, and do you need a re-vamp too? Leave a comment!

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