I’m sorry. This is a post on winter fashion and I realize there is a fair amount of skin showing. Our California winters are pretty mild. And I’m not sorry about that (I don’t want to brag, but today I wore flip flops…). But I am sorry if you are currently freezing. I know from visiting my sister in a different state that what they wear in the cold is not the same as what I wear in the cold (full body parka and ALL the winter accessories), so wear what you can, based on your cold tolerance.
Here are some trends I’ve been noticing and also some fun accessories and accents to add to put together some stylish mom outfits.
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Winter Fashion Inspo for Your Mom Wardrobe
Although the calendar says winter is in full swing, our coldest weather is usually in February and early March. I know the idea of not wearing socks or having a sandal on is unfathomable for most of the country. Luckily, these trends will carry into spring. My first instinct is to go for comfort over style so in winter I feel like I tend to be a little frumpy and boring.
These winter trends include accessories that help add some style to your outfits, even if you just throw on some jeans and a sweatshirt. I literally can’t force myself to put a dress on during the winter. I love athleisure but usually only wear that to run errands. If I’m meeting up with friends, I put a little more effort into my dressing. But staying warm often means bulky, which can sometimes make you feel less than stylish.
• PLAID PANTS
I’m a jeans and t-shirt type of gal. So when I need to dress up a little and choose something a little nicer than jeans, plaid pants are my go-to! They are still super on trend (a fall style carry over) and can be done in a number of ways. There are all kinds of options like slouchy and cozy, a little punk rock with zipper details, or more of a preppy feel. But I love how chic they can be while still feeling totally casual.
As a mom who works from home, I’ve really ruined my personal style. I always want to be comfortable so now, even on date nights or when I want to look cute, it’s hard for me to put anything on that is fussy or constricting. Plaid pants are such an easy way to look put together without being uncomfortable. You can put together a bunch of stylish mom outfits with plaid pants as the star.
Related post: Read more about these awesome cabi plaid pants from my Fall Style post.
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• TEXTURED COATS
I’m dying over all the textured coats that are out there right now. I don’t mean those teddy bear coats (although I am super into those too – because SO cozy and I’m not sure how I don’t have one yet). What I mean by textured coats is they are made with really interesting furry, or nubby materials.
The version shown in mustard is a little shaggy and I love it. But I’ve also never met a faux fur jacket I didn’t love. What I love about adding a textured coat is that they seem more like a piece of your outfit instead of a jacket that you are wearing outside for the cold. They come in all types of colors and lengths and when you are always cold like me, these are often perfect for wearing inside as a fun topper to your outfit.
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• TIGER PRINT
I LOVE a good leopard print but lately, I’ve been way into the tiger stripe! This animal print has a similar feel to the classic leopard making it feel like a perfect neutral to wear with to add a fun twist to your outfit. I also love the big tiger face that you can find all over the place right now. My son just brought home a shirt with a fierce looking tiger face. And my other son has socks with it.
While the tiger face might not be exactly the same feel as the animal print, it still adds a fun, playful touch to a look. Don’t forget to look in the men’s department for tiger shirts! There are so many to choose from!
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• WELL DRESSED NAILS
Winter fashion doesn’t stop with your clothes. I’m a mom to two boys who are constantly moving so it’s really hard to find the right time to paint my nails. With the dishwashing or hair combing, there never seems to be a perfect time. I usually get a gel manicure once every few months so I can have a fun color on my nails. But there are other ways to dress up your nails.
I’m in love with nail stickers and decals (OBSESSED with these Sally Hansen nail polish strips!!). They are such a fun way to add some hand pizzaz without having to get a full manicure. Even if you have to use a clear top coat to get them to stay, it usually dries WAY faster than regular nail polish. I’m in love with the Old English letter decals. Fun nails are a fast way to add some personal style to your everyday jeans and tee.
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• LAYERED NECKLACES
I’m not a big jewelry wearer. But I know it can be a super easy way to really finish off an outfit. Necklaces, in particular, are a great way to top off a simple sweater. To keep it feeling casual but stylish, layer several of them. Look for necklaces of different lengths but in similar metals to coordinate. I recently found out about necklace extenders which work perfectly for making necklaces you already own longer so you can layer them.
Or you can buy them already layered and connected. A messy layered necklace combo adds SO much style without hardly any effort!
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• A BOLD SHOE
One of the quickest ways to jazz up an otherwise basic outfit is to throw on a bold shoe! I love that I can stick with my usual black outfit but adding a pop of color or pattern instantly makes the outfit a little more interesting. Whether you can wear a sandal right now or not, you can still find fun shoe options.
Look for bright colors, strong shapes and crazy patterns to add interest to your winter style. You can also mix prints with colorful socks right now, which is a great way to make your feet a little bit warmer in an open toe shoe situation.
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How do you feel about winter fashion? Do you think you are just as stylish as you are the rest of the year or is it harder for you to put together a mom wardrobe that is warm and cute?
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