Saturday, September 1, 2012

Comfortable, Versatile - and Chic! - Styles for Moms This Fall (Plus, how to copy celeb mom comfy and stylish looks!)

Whether you're a working mom or a stay-at-home mom, finding clothes that aren't only comfortable, but are also chic, is an endeavor in itself!

There's a saying, "When you look good, you feel good", and that's what this article is all about...some up-to-date styles for moms that will make you look good (chic) and feel good (comfortable). Better yet, listed here, you will find clothing that you can wear to the workplace (for working moms) or wear around town, while running errands, shipping kids back and forth to school, and attending appointments and getting everything done that mothers do. 
Slimming & Comfy! (Ann Taylor)

Perfect Pants for Work - Oprah

“I’ve got to tell you,” Oprah announced, “anything that cuts your butt in half should be your favorite thing too!”

If you're looking for chic, comfortable, slimming and versatile, Oprah magazine announced these Ann Taylor khaki pants with black stripes down the sides as fitting the bill. Pair them with your favorite black short-sleeve blouse or a tan top with a black cardigan atop it.

Pink Zebra Boutique

Style idea: Add a top with a little flair and funkiness, like the one to the left, and the comfort level of the outfit increases, along with the chicness. Compliment the basically colorless black and khaki with your own color-laden accessories to accent your comfort chic outfit.

The downside? These pants are going to be on the pricey side, at Ann Taylor, with a sticker price of $88. However, considering the myriad of options that they offer, you'll definitely have plenty of places to wear them!

80's Styles are Back

Fashion and styles are cyclic, so you will notice fashion trends from the 80's coming back, and the black legging trend is one of the most comfortable styles from that era!

You may not feel completely comfortable in black leggings without covering up the ol' derriere, so think about longer, lightweight sweaters, or sheer button-up tops with a tank top underneath, like the one pictured to the right, by Polyvore.

Or, bring the throw back to the 80's all the way to the hilt, with this off-the-shoulder, asymmetrical top below from Discount Women's Dress Shoes for only $7.99:

Whether your style includes flats or heels, you will definitely feel comfy and stylish while you're getting things done in your black leggings from the 80's. Add a long, colorful necklace for pizazz...and your look is set.

Mimic Celeb Looks

A fun way to take what you already have in your own wardrobe and use it to the max is to take a peek through magazines (or online) at the celeb moms and their fashion statements and figure out how you can mimic them.

Here's an example that's pretty easy to mimic:

Photo: AAR/Fame Pictures

So, here, we have:

  • some classic, possibly skinny jeans 
  • a black turtleneck 
  • a zip-up, form-fitting jacket
  • knee-high boots
  • a necklace
  • sunglasses
I bet you can put together a look very similar to this, without much effort, right from your very own closet. 

Photo: LRR/Fame Pictures
Yet another example, which will also help with your 80's style flashback and black leggings, is pictured on the right.

Dig the following out of your closet:

  • Black leggings
  • T-shirt - choose your favorite length
  • Blazer
  • Boots
  • Accessories! (purses, sunglasses, necklace, bracelets)

As you can see, it's actually fairly simple to throw together your very own chic and comfy look, just by taking some time to peek through celebrity styles, looking at the individual pieces of clothing and accessories that they used to put together the look, and then digging through your closet to find similar items.

As Fall quickly approaches, it will soon be time for the Summer-to-Fall wardrobe swap-over. As you pull out the Rubbermaid containers with your Fall/Winter clothing in them and start unpacking them, keep your eye out for comfortable, versatile items that can be mixed and matched to create your chic and comfy looks for the Fall. Have fun!

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