All working moms know that life is a balancing act that you need to get good at and fast. The key is picking up little tips and tricks along the way, some of them even relating to fashion. It sometimes seems impossible to think about what you are going to wear when you have all the other piled up obligations, but fret not, with a few simple hacks you will be looking fantastic while balancing the different aspects of your life.
Invest in versatile items
For example, blouses that you can style up for work and the PTA meeting at the same time. You need to feel comfortable and confident at all times, so a light tunic in a neutral tone is just the item you need, easy for creating different outfit choices, and at the same comfortable enough for you to be able to do grocery shopping after work hours. Another essential versatile item is leggings, combined with the right top, they can transform into a stylish work outfit, yet with a flannel shirt and flats, they are a total mom look essential. With items like these, you are bound to be able to do double duty as a business woman and a hands-on mom.
Have a go-to piece for every occasion
Whether it’s a school event or a holiday, it’s a great idea to have some go to pieces that are practical and can make your life a lot easier. For example, a comfortable and stylish kaftan is a must-have on holiday, just slip it on and you are ready for a great beach day with your kids, and when combined with bold sandals and a modern pair of shorts it will look great for a date night with your partner. As for that ideal piece for your school functions, a black blazer can go great with anything from a pair of stylish pants to a dress, you can make the outfit pop with a great silk scarf and you are ready to go.
The right pair of shoes
You might think stilettos are a thing of the past for you, considering all the running that you need to do, but let’s be honest no power suit is complete without a stunning pair of dressy pumps. You should have several pairs in different colors from the evergreen black to a stunning red if you are in the mood to dominate the room. But the true working mom hack is a pair of flats in the bag. As soon as you leave the office switch to mom mode and put those comfortable flats on, that way you can run around, play with your kids and get everything done without having painful feet at the end of the day.
The right bag choice is essential for working moms. It needs to be big enough to fit all the necessary items from wet wipes to emergency snacks, and at the same time stylish enough to complement your work outfit. Don’t worry, you don’t need to settle for a big black bag, splurge on a bit of color, and if you are bold enough even go for a red statement bag. You might be tempted to opt for a tote bag, just because it might be more functional, but keep in mind, the business woman that you are, can’t afford to be seen carrying such an item.
Did you think that we have overlooked the importance of the little black dress, never? Every woman needs one in her wardrobe, and a working mom shouldn’t live without it. It is easy to put on, can be combined with various accessories and can help solve any style dilemma you might have on any given day. You can style it up for work with a right blazer and a show-stealing pair of pumps, or dress it down with a cardigan and a pair of flats if you are on mom duty. The value of having an LBD in your closet is immeasurable.
We have reached the end of our little list of useful fashion tips for working moms. You might not be able to cut down on your obligations but you sure can look great balancing your busy schedule day in and day out.