Upgrade Your Casual

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Does anyone else have a hard time looking put together on those lounge-around-the-house days? Or heck, even running-mundane-errand days? When wrangling kids, I need comfort and easy-to-wear outfits, but I also want an upgrade from yoga pants and a dirty T-shirt. Bonus if it keeps me cool when it’s 8 billion degrees outside.

So, here are a few tips for turning a simple, comfortable outfit into something stylish – even when it’s hotter than Hades!

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  1. Pick a top with visual interest. I’m all for living in comfy tees, but I like mine to have that little je ne sais quoi: a print, funky pocket, interesting neckline, unique sleeves – you name it!
    I also love this slightly dressier blouse and this cute printed top in a million colors (both on sale!).
  2. Choose neutral, flowy bottoms. Knit skirts, cropped pants and joggers like these are all my go-to choices for bottoms. If it’s bearable to wear jeans where you live, they’re always an easy choice.
  3. Add fun accessories. Here, all I added was a chunky, colorful necklace and fun sandals and voila! It looks like I actually put effort into my outfit, when it really just feels like I’m wearing pajamas. I’ve really been enjoying wearing jewelry recently. I found a gorgeous custom name necklace on a website like namenecklace.com and I’m very tempted to buy it. Accessories can make an outfit look so much better so I really recommend buying some!

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Lastly, if you need confirmation that your outfit will work for all the rigors of motherhood, just try a little acrobatics, as illustrated below. You might pull a muscle but you’ll know that your outfit passes the test.

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