Personal style takes time to develop. And then you go and get pregnant and EVERYTHING changes! My body shape was totally different after my babies and I’m still working on losing the baby weight (can I really still claim that since my youngest is 9??). My kids are older and I’ve been able to wear clothes that make me feel like myself for quite a while. But everyone’s mom style is different! Today my good friend, Melissa, is guest posting and sharing about how she found her own mom style!I’ve been lucky to know Melissa for years and I LOVE her! She’s a mom to 2 adorable little boys and is Disney obsessed! She’s recently changed the focus of her blog to include her Disney love, travel and general confidence and positivity and I’m loving the new content! This is absolutely who she is! And while we may live on opposite coasts from each other, I will still look to her Disney tips! Her vibe is super positive and I just know you’ll love her as much as I do!
How Melissa Found Her Mom Style
By Melissa Chambers of Main Street Party of 4
Mom style. This is a term many mothers use in a variety of ways. It took me about 18 months to discover my Mom style, but a more appropriate term would be my new lifestyle. Here’s how I found my mom style.
When I became a mother I changed drastically, battled postpartum depression, and had to figure out who I was all over again. As a confident gal, I’ve always known what I want out of life and my business, but when my body changed and my personality shifted I was clueless on my own personal style.Prior to children, I had a marketing job where I dressed up and wore heels each and every day. I have tattoos and a bold personality, so I “covered up” the tattoos with cardigans and wore fun pattern tights to bring out my bold side. Before I had my first child in 2015 I decided I would take my part-time blogging gig and make it full time so I could be home. Insert style confusion. I was home 24/7 (I made it to Starbucks and Target occasionally) so there was no reason I needed to be in heels, but it felt wrong to be in jammies too. So, what do I wear?I first dove into leggings and “baggy” clothes that made me feel a bit better about the weight gain from pregnancy. I got so wrapped up in the leggings fad I sold them! Then one day I decided I needed a bit more of my personality to shine and take the time to truly decide what my new mom style was. Leggings were easy, simple, and took no effort. I needed a bit more in my life to make me feel good day in and day out.
Changes Melissa Made to Her Style
- First, I found happiness with my size. You can read about that here.
- Then, I bought the jeans. The “mom jeans” that were high enough to provide comfort to the area I gained from childbirth. I didn’t care about the size, I cared about how I felt and the comfort level.
- I stopped watching trends. My attire is probably “so spring 2017” but do I care? NOPE. Again, I put emphasis on how I feel in my clothes not what others may think.
- I became a semi-minimalist. I sold most of my clothes and reduced my closet down to 7 shirts, 2 pairs of jeans, 2 skirts, 3 dresses (which I save for date nights), 2 pairs of shorts, and 1 pair of leggings. I find that solid color shirts are easier to use more frequently; I can pair a solid shirt with a skirt or shorts and no one would know I’ve worn the same shirt 3 times in a week. My favorite part of my new attire is less laundry!