Let’s face it, ladies: those of us who work two jobs from home (we all know taking care of kids is a full-time job) could probably use a little help in the wardrobe department. Once you stop going into the office and opt to work in anonymity through the internet and over the phone, there’s really no reason to get dolled up anymore. So most of us end up spending our days in whatever is most comfortable and easy to throw on (read: sweats or pajamas).
Sure, you might put in a little effort on days you drive carpool or run errands (jeans and a hoodie), but for the most part you’ve given up on looking good. This is a sad state of affairs for you (and your spouse). But there are a plenty of ways you can get back on track with a wardrobe that has all the ease and comfort you prefer with just a little more style.
For starters, remind yourself that pajamas are clothes with a very specific purpose: they’re meant to be worn when you sleep! If you do nothing else all day, change out of your PJs and into a real outfit when you get up in the morning. And P.S., sweats don’t count as clothes, either. They also have a purpose, although I’ve yet to discover what it is. Unless you’re Rocky Marciano or you go jogging in a very cold place, you should never, ever wear this sad, saggy excuse for an outfit. Your spouse will thank you for burning your sweats.
Okay, this has been a little harsh so far, but it’s for your own good. And luckily, modern fashion has delivered a fantastic alternative called “activewear”. Consider the items in this category to be attractive sweats. The tops and bottoms generally found in the activewear category could be used for exercise or everyday life and they are made from soft, comfortable stretch fabrics that end up feeling like a second skin. You can find fitted pants (like a better version of leggings) or those that have a wider leg (like yoga pants). And you’ll have no trouble finding tees, long-sleeved tops, and hoodies to mix and match. Of course, this is still a very casual look, so you have the option to step it up even more, but for the active mom on the go it will certainly suffice.
Sometimes how you feel is closely linked to how you look, so if you want to put in the effort to look like the professional mom you are, consider waking up each day and preparing as if you were going to an office (albeit one that has a lenient dress code). Rise early to shower and do your hair and makeup (at least a touch of blush and a swipe of lipgloss to brighten you up). Then throw on some modern, fitted jeans and a nice, casual top.
Finish the look with a cute pair of trainers and a cardigan or casual blazer, plus a couple pieces of appropriate jewelry. You’ll look like a million-dollar mom driving the carpool in this outfit and you can head straight to a business meeting with clients if you have to (well, maybe throw a pair of kitten heels in the trunk just in case).
Carol Montrose is a writer for tshirtprinting.net (click here) where you can create your own custom tshirts, hoodies, and much more.
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