Can anyone help with a little fashion advice?

Lisa - posted on 01/24/2013 ( 31 moms have responded )

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I'm a 26 year old mom of 2 girls. My oldest is 5 and youngest 8 months. It's been a long time since I've been shopping for myself and I'm not really sure how I should dress. I've always been a t- shirt and jeans kind of girl, I know that never goes out of style but does anyone have any suggestions to help spice things up a little without going over the top?

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Etoile - posted on 01/27/2013

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Dark ankle boots with heels.
Black tights and one piece dresses or skirts and a tank top w a cardigan or sweater.
Lipgloss. Smokey eye make up (Bobbi Brown).
Perfume - choose a yummy scent!
Work out as much as you can - check out Tiffany Rothe Work outs on youtube, you can buy 3-5lb dumb bells (inexpensive!) do them for at least 30 min or wheneveryou can. You have to work out to truly feel great and calm all day! Loving your body helps :)

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Jasmin - posted on 02/17/2013

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a 2x nice fitted casual jackets, maybe a little denim one

2x sorts of nice casual shoes maybe 1x sandals, 1x flat ballet style shoes 1x pair of
sneakers- converse chucks for sneakers are really cute!especially white ones .

maybe 3x dressy singlet tops for under your jacket ( with a ruffle on front or nice pattern or nice neck line etc)

2x maxi skirts (which go really well with a fitted plain black or white singlet or t) teamed with sandals or ballet flats and a denim jacket

1x maxi dress ( instant outfit just add jacket,sandals or flats and maybe a braclet.

1x pair of casual shorts that fitted nicely and look tidy.the mid thigh office looking ones with a big fold over hem look great with plain singlets,ts and dressy tops just add a nice/casual jacket and any of your shoes for dressed up or down looks.

it works well as a mum to have a "uniform" which means a list of clothing like above were everything goes with everything so it doesn't matter what you manage to throw on in the morning because it will go together.and every now and then add something new.but when you do go shopping make sure you most of your old non quality stuff away so you dont have trouble finding what you need amongst everything

Maggie - posted on 02/13/2013

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If jeans and t's are what you are comfortable in, I say go with it. My advice is focus on fit and value. I'm 28 and my husband and I have 4 kids. My go-to pieces are mid rise, straight leg, dark wash jeans, knit tops, flat sandals, and sneakers. If you can run after kids in heels, more power to you. Personally, I can't. Maxi and skirts dresses also work well because you can bend over in them without worry.

Lisa - posted on 02/05/2013

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I think that wearing a t-shirt adn jeans is hot, but get some lingerie for your man. Make sure the girls are sleeping and let the fireworks fly!

Patti - posted on 02/04/2013

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Yoga pants are a great alternative to jeans. If you want something more dressy go for a printed top, add a belt to a shirt or accessorize with jewelry. Also for summer I always wear those long summer dresses, very comfy and practical when it comes to two babes.

Gina - posted on 02/04/2013

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Add some leopard! Or get some colored jeans...red, green, dark blue...If you're nervous about being bold with the leopard start by getting that pattern in some flats. Add some bright jewlery...they make awesome costume pieces that are very affordable. Try those bib necklaces. Accessories can update your look completely.

Jillian - posted on 02/03/2013

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Try Pinterst. I use the clothing suggestions for ideas to add to my wardrobe and ideas on how to wear things I already have a different way.

Janessa - posted on 02/01/2013

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The only advice I can give is wear what makes you happy, not what makes others happy. That's what I do. I can say I'm not into fashion really at all. I believe in cleanliness, modesty, and a healthy body (for me, I don't notice others bodies), but beyond that anything goes for me, I never notice what other people are wearing.

Laila - posted on 01/30/2013

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Since your still losing Wight just try to get used to jeans because after so money months of wearing lose clothing you get use to pj and lose clothing. ..so try to drop the habit first because even if you buy knew clothing you wouldn't fell comfortably in them they well end up setting on your closets. .also you need to think about your man you dont want to leave him behind just because you have kids so do dress up for him ..so he wont go out for milk ...lol...good luck

Tabitha - posted on 01/29/2013

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lol When I got pregnant I went through this phase where I threw almost ALL of my clothes out and said.. "that's not motherly....that's not motherly....nope that isn't either" and had almost nothing left....now I'm wishing I hadn't! But I understand. What I do is go to kohl's clearance section women's. They nice tops for cheap that you can wear with jeans and cute flats. Comfort and cuteness!! :)

Crystal - posted on 01/29/2013

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Things that seem to be in right now are see through blouses (obviously you would wear them over a tank) sometimes tied in front, printed or solid colors, peplum tops, coloured jeans, neon colours seem to be coming back. There are others too, just go shopping and find things that you like and feel comfortable in. Just don't wear all the trends at the same time lol.

Ashley - posted on 01/29/2013

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I have the same promblem I just went back to work after being at home for almost my babys first year.. so I wore pjs all the time or when I went out it was plain.. but now that I am working I have to dress nice.. I hate anything that is to tight on my tummy.. It never wenr back to it's same skinny self :) I am 22 so yea that is a big deal to me.. I have tried to loose it.. But its very hard. I wear pretty much the same bottoms as always.. but I have moved to cute loose shirts.. but not to loose dont want to look bad.. but I get them shirts that a made baggy.. I love it :)

Julie - posted on 01/27/2013

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Bold Earrings, or statement necklace. I prefer a boyfriend blazer over jeans and tee. Go to
Pinterest.com and you will find TONS of cute outfit options! Have fun and stay YOUNG!

Barbara - posted on 01/26/2013

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Go to your local Salvation Army store. Take a look at some of the sweaters, fashion tops and maybe a purse or two (don't buy shoes - they never fit correctly and - ewww!). Pick bright colors that get you out of the winter doldrums and add color to your repertoire. The tops seldom go over around $5.00 and the sweaters are about the same price. They have jeans too, in every size and just about every style and color you can think of for around $6.00 a pair. Some of the clothes are brand new and never been worn before, others are previously owned but in good condition, and because they've been pre-owned and laundered, they are soft as butter and feel good - besides, they are NEW to you. Ross and TJ Maxx have good buys sometimes as does Berlington Coat Factory - for reasonable prices. I don't have to shop at Salvation Army, but I love vintage home decor so I stop in to see the wares occasionally (framed art, vintage dishes, etc) and I always take a peek at the clothes for a 1/2 hour or so to see if anything will 'fit' in my wardrobe. It's fun, economical and adds a 'new look' for your closet without breaking the bank.

Fran - posted on 01/25/2013

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Be yourself and be comfortable. I like to layer my tops. I get a solid color cami and loose fitting tops, a nice pair of comfortable jeans and low flats. I mix and match my tops. Can't go wrong with jeans.

Yanira - posted on 01/25/2013

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I know it can be tough and with two little ones, comfort is key. Yes, jeans and a t-shirt never go out of style but the cut and fit can. Try a straight leg denim with a mid raise as it is flattering on everyone or if you are comfortable in it, then a straight let. Let your t shirt hang a bit looser, not too loose or it can read as sloppy and make it long enough that when you raise your arms, we do not see flesh. Right at your hip or slightly above is a great length for a tee shirt. Do not worry about high heels because an 8 month old will give you a run for your money. Invest in comfortable flats but try it in a fun color or print like leopard or a snake print, still neutral and goes with [almost] anything. This should keep it simple but if you decide to add one more thing, then add something you truly love. I wear a vintage pendant necklace made from old school CTA tokens (I'm a Chicago girl) from a local designer. It is simple but simple is always in style. Good luck and sorry for the detailed post (but I do this for a living!)

-Y

Meghan - posted on 01/25/2013

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I'm the same most days. Add a nice vest or sweater.
Getting dolled up tonight though for Robbie Burns night. Gotta look good for haggis and Scotch tasting lol

Shayla - posted on 01/25/2013

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So keep ur tees. Throw on a cute. Wedge heel or boots add a nice sweater. Shirt or wateva is in season and hot an ur good.

Deanna - posted on 01/25/2013

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Change up the shirt. Go from a regular t-shirt to something bohemian. I am the same way as you. I had to start buying the pretty tops that flow.

Cleaver - posted on 01/24/2013

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i was never much of the jeans and t kinda gal when i was a hairstylist between clubbing day and getting pregnant i wore a lot of dressy tops it could be a long sleeve, short sleeve, or tank. i also hate socks so i wore a lot of sandaled heals they look great with skinny jeans

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