I’m happy to have a guest post today from Lauren, who shares her SAHM style, maternity edition. Lauren is the mother of a little girl and a little boy, with Baby #3 coming in January. She blogs at The O’Briens.
I love the topic of SAHM style because honestly there was almost nothing out there to guide me when I started staying at home 3 years ago. I kind of figured out my personal style through trial & error and thinking about what in my closet made me feel classic, feminine & put-together – and then slowly buying more of those types of clothes. Now I have a pretty good mix & match wardrobe of sweaters + skirts, with boots or leggings & ballet flats. Mainly if I go out with the kids it is to the library, the park, Target/Costco/Grocery store, or church for preschool coop/daily mass.
My favorite accessory is a scarf … I’m not big into jewelry because I feel like the kids just grab it off. Scarfs / cardigans are easy (washable) ways to add color. Also I intentionally avoid clothes that need to be ironed, washed in a special way (dry clean only), or can’t be dried.
Since I am 7 months pregnant right now, most of this stuff is Motherhood Maternity (pink dress), or Ross Maternity (yellow top, navy blue top). Both scarves are pashminas from Italy & Spain when I traveled abroad years ago. Boots are from Italy (hand-me-downs from my sister), and the silver ballet flats are from Marshalls. Everything else is either a thrift store find, or 4 years old from Gap / Ann Taylor Loft / etc.
Here I mixed up some of the styles above for different outfits (& my oldest, Grace jumped in some pictures :-). The green sweater is from Kmart, beige sweater from Motherhood Maternity outlet (and here I am wearing it last pregnancy during Christmas time). The teal top and jean skirts are all thrift store finds. The gray sweater with rhinestones is from Burlington Coat Factory’s maternity section – which I just discovered & love.
So I hope this helps other SAHMs who are trying to find that perfect mix of comfortable clothes for running after kids, while still looking nice & feeling good about how you’re dressed every day!
Thank you, Lauren! I like how you incorporate several different colors that look especially good with your hair and skin tone. Beautiful!
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