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!
- 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!).
- 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.
- 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.
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.