I posted this image + a lengthy caption compared to my usual few sentences on Instagram last weekend and I was surprised to read over 400 comments responding to it. Almost all were encouraging and sharing similar sentiments.
My biggest take away from the responses was that I’m not the only mom who is having a bit of a hard time with figuring out my style. And even for women who don’t have kids, sometimes other life changes can throw you into a wardrobe rut! As a former “get fairly dressed up almost every day to go to the salon kind of gal”, my casual and active day to day (other than work days) means I almost never touch the things I wore 2 years ago.
Before I go much further I probably need to emphasize, for the sake of giving you some context, that I really love this stage of my life. Usually a few times throughout the day I look at my boys and just grit my teeth together and say,”oh I just love you so much I cannot HANDLE IT!” So know that I’m not writing this with a complaining tone, but instead a rather excited one about embracing my casual lifestyle + discovering clothes that I feel good in.
So, on days when I’m not working, I’m with the boys until Justin get’s home and then we tag team. And I’m a do-er, so we are almost always outside or running errands or going on a walk. And I need my outfit to be functional, comfortable, and simple.
I still like feeling put together, even if it means I only spend about 15 minutes on myself in the morning. I usually wake up before the boys (I feel behind and rushed if I oversleep and they wake up before me!), so it’s not a matter of finding the time, it’s about maximizing the little time that I do take!
I’ve tried a capsule wardrobe in the past and while I love love love that idea, I’m not great about sticking to it! But I want to create a few go-to outfits that I know will check all the boxes (realistic, comfortable, and simple) that I can put on in the morning and not feel like I want to change into my soft clothes by mid-day.
And I want you do to that along with me! So, I’m going to start working on my 5 outfits this week and share them here soon! If you have a favorite simple + comfortable outfit that you find yourself wearing a lot, take a selfie and share it on Instagram using #smallthingsblogstyle . I would love for that hashtag to become a little source of inspiration for other women looking to change up their style.
I can’t wait to get ideas from you!