Being a mom isn’t easy, and chances are that you know that fact all too well already! Nevertheless, being a busy mom doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to give up on fashion and style completely. Sure, you won’t have as much time on your hands to invest in looking good as you did before, but there are still ways to stay in vogue even when you hardly have time for it. To help the busy moms of the world out, here are a few styling tips to stay gorgeous without having to spend too much time on it.
Stick with Your Basic Colors
Basic colors or neutral colors are usually what you are supposed to build your wardrobe around, and while some may call them safe or even boring, they are always classy. While it would be nice to build an attire around a neutral color before you go out, the thing is that when you are a mom, you may not always have enough time to decide what is working and what isn’t. In such scenarios, it’s always best to stick to your neutral colors as they will never let you down. In case you are wondering, the neutral color list consists of white, gray, khaki, brown, black and navy. You are free to experiment a bit with the shades of these colors, as long as they do not deviate too much from the original. It is perfectly possible to look cool and not boring even in your neutrals, as long as you know how to do it right.
Choose Your Highlight
This particular tip applies to more or less everybody and you probably can’t go wrong with it. The idea is to decide what would be the focal point of your attire and then to concentrate on making it special, while keeping everything else relatively mute. Not only is it a great fashion tip in general, but it’s also a much faster and more efficient way to look stylish without wasting time when you are a super busy mom. For example, you can choose to accentuate your regular office attire with a scarf; a classic black and white formal/semi-formal attire, made special by adding a beautiful scarf is about as classy as it gets, irrespective of whether you are a mother or not!
The Right Bag
The right bag is the one that goes in sync with the clothes you are wearing of course, but a bag in general is without a doubt, one of the easiest and classiest ways to look stylish as a woman and not just a mom. A Chloé bag or a Chloé backpack is always going to be a great choice because of the brand’s international reputation for churning out some of the most iconic and stylish bags in the fashion industry every year. We found that the Chloé bags are hard to resistand there’s generally one on SSENSE to go along with any outfit you may have in mind. The magic about a good bag is that the accessory itself is probably going to be the biggest style statement in your entire outfit and it also gives you the opportunity to experiment with colors a bit, without failing too hard!
Dry Shampoo is a Lifesaver
Haircare is not easy, especially if you have long, luscious locks that you don’t really want to get rid of. However, it is more than likely that on most days, you won’t find the time to take care of your hair and that is not good news for the look or the health of your locks. Unless you want to end up in your office with an unintentional messy bun and tangles that will make you wish you had cut them off a long time ago, we suggest using dry shampoo on those super busy days where you have to juggle school, office and everything in between. Aside from the convenience factor, there are some real benefits to using dry shampoo as well.
Mascara is All You Need for Your Eyes (Mostly)
Well, mascara isn’t probably all you need to be honest, but if you do not have time to put on everything that you want to and must settle with just one piece of eye makeup, you just have to choose mascara. Double coating with a volumizing mascara usually works quite well.
As a bonus tip, we would recommend keeping that Chloé bag stocked with a lip gloss and some cream blush to keep your makeup simple, quick and beautiful at the same time. Now that you have been set on the right path, feel free to add a few extras to this list and truly make it your own.