Often guilty of fashion neglect, many moms take casual to the extreme. Stay at home moms often wear the uniform of a ponytail, sweatpants and an oversized t-shirt, and no makeup. Stay at home moms are undoubtedly busy and stressed. Even if they were quite fashionable before, many moms tend to forget fashion in favor of convenience and comfort. Stress, lack of funds, lack of time are all common excuses for failing fashion, but none of those excuses should get you off the hook. Dressing casual can still be fashionable, and when you look good, you feel good. Moms could gain a lot of confidence and energy if they made it a habit of trying to look good. Even if you don’t care about looking good for anyone else, looking good for yourself is actually good for your health.
Chasing after kids, cooking, running errands, carpool, and housework are daily tasks of the stay at home mom. It’s easy to get into the habit of just throwing on something that can you don’t mind getting dirty. When you’re doing housework or gardening, that makes sense, but the rest of the time, running around the time with baby food on your shirt is not acceptable. You don’t have to spend hours getting ready to go to the grocery store, but if you take a few minutes to make yourself presentable, you will have more energy, and your shopping trip will be more enjoyable. A few simple things you can do each day will make a big difference in your outlook on your look. Start with exercise. It doesn’t seem like that has much to do with fashion, but wearing baggy clothes to hide your extra pounds makes you look frumpy and tired. Take extra steps any time you can to get a little exercise. Look for clothing that is easy to maintain, like jeans and cute custom t-shirts that flatter your figure. Rather than getting up and donning sweatpants, dress for the day right away. It won’t take any longer than your normal morning routine.
Hair and a touch of makeup can go a long way to making you feel great too. If you just don’t have time to do anything with your hair, maybe you need to consider a more low maintenance style. Something that you can just brush and go will make you feel more presentable every day. If you really don’t have time for full makeup, analyze the biggest challenges on your face and address those. If your skin needs a little help, make concealer and foundation a priority, even if you do nothing else. If your lashes are wimpy, mascara only takes a few seconds. A lash curler alone can make a big difference in your appearance instantly. Throughout the day and before you leave the house, do a quick check and touch up. Even when you aren’t going anywhere, a little maintenance will have you prepared for any unexpected visitors.
Making time for your appearance as a mom may not have ever been a priority for you, but the confidence a good look gives you will make a huge difference in how you feel, and in your mood. Moms neglect themselves too often by not making time for themselves. Consider it a treat for yourself that you can do every day. Even though you’ve already got him, your husband or boyfriend will still be pleased with the prettiness he saw when he met you. Your family will love your happier demeanor, and your increased energy.