I know how tough it can be to maintain your style after the baby comes. It used to take me 45 minutes to get ready in the morning, now I feel like it takes double the amount of time because I have two little girls vowing for my attention throughout the process. With very little time to get ready and even to shop for myself, I began to notice that I was starting to slack on my style because I didn’t want to deal with the hassle.
After remembering what I said to myself nearly three years ago when I had my first daughter, I knew that I couldn’t let myself go. I always said that just because I am a mom doesn’t mean I have to lose my sense of style. Looking presentable has always been something that was important to me and I didn’t want to let the time crunch of having the girls with me all day get in the way with that. After thinking about it for a while, I came out with five things that I can do to still remain stylish all while being a mom to my two wonderful little girls.
Check out the five ways to stay stylish after the baby is born after the jump!
Makeup 1 of 5Putting on makeup doesn't have to take 20-30 minutes to do. I have 4 pieces of makeup that I put on to go out and it literally takes me only five minutes to put on. I use a tinted moisturizer, blush, mascara, and powder. If I am going out somewhere a bit nicer, I will then apply some eye liner and eye shadow, which will only add a couple extra minutes to my makeup routine. Starting with a simple makeup routine in the morning can make you feel more self confident throughout the day.
Find the perfect pair of shoes. 2 of 5I love a good pair of shoes. I try to keep some great classic shoes staples in my closet for those days and nights that I am going out with my girlfriends. Even if I am going out with my kids, I put on a great pair of flats that accents my outfit or a nice looking pair of sandals. Wedges are great for wearing during the day and at night because they are comfortable and won't hurt your feet.
Find a hairstyle that works for you. 3 of 5Shortly after having my oldest daughter I cut my hair in a short bob. I had longer hair, but it would always go up in a ponytail because I just couldn't find the time to do it. I finally consulted with my hair stylist that suggested that I cut it shorter. With the shorter do, it's easier for me to style and I am much more likely to do it everyday because it doesn't take much time.
Accessorize 4 of 5Wearing great accessories with any outfit can dress it up and give it style. I am always wearing a plain t-shirt with a pair of jeans. Alone it could look kind of sloppy. But once I put on a scarf or a great statement necklace and bracelets, it immediately dresses it up.
Buy a great pair of jeans. 5 of 5Jeans are and have always been a staple in my wardrobe. You can dress them up or dress them down and they go with just about anything. I am currently really into the skinny style jeans as I feel they fit my figure the best. These
Levi's are stylish and comfortable and fit me so well since having Avery. And we all know that buying jeans after having a baby can sometimes be a bit rough.
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