Friday, October 3, 2008

How to Be a Trendy Mom

The Everyday-Mom Makeover

Being a mom is one of the greatest gifts of all to women, but it gets hectic at times. Children can bring road bumps along the way that prevent you from taking care of yourself and being the trendy mom that you are, so we asked fashionable moms about their makeover hurdles and uncovered some style solutions. With these helpful tips, you can achieve your goal of mommy and fashionista with ease.
I'm on a Tight Budget

Shopping for the little ones can be so costly these days that a large portion of your income is spent on them, but your hard work deserves some reward, too. We aren't suggesting you go crazy, but an awesome purse or even a new pair of shoes can add some spice to your wardrobe, turning your outfit into a head turner. For some low-budget shopping tips to maintain your fabulousness, check out our Steals & Deals Blog. Our shopping expert, Aly Walansky, will help you revamp without hurting your wallet!

It's Hard to Shop with My Kids

Thanks to the Internet, lack of time to go shopping is no excuse for being a frumpy mama. The best part of shopping online is the deals— you can take advantage of online coupon codes and discounts or shop at sites like and, which offer trendy designer deals at a fraction of the cost.

I Have Nowhere to Go

Is the reason why you have nowhere to go that you have nothing to wear? Keeping staple items on hand is the best way to stay fashionable without it seeming like work. Jeans are key and can be easily dressed up or down—they're versatile. For an inexpensive pair, check out or

Why Should I Buy Nice Clothing if Mishaps Are Inevitable?

Kids are messy and there is no getting around that, but your sense of style doesn't have to suffer because of it. Opt for clothing made of materials like cotton that wash easily, and be sure to have a stain remover stick handy. The faster you treat the stain, the less likely it is to become permanent. If you are out when an accident happens, use Tide 2 Go. It's inexpensive, convenient and effective.

I’m a Stay-at-Home Mom

Some say that a mom's personal style slowly diminishes once children are in the picture. You care for your kids, but then forget about yourself. Just because there's no one to impress doesn't mean you shouldn't want to feel good about yourself—and looking good can accomplish just that. Stock your wardrobe with clothes that you feel good in and basic items that you can pair with multiple pieces in your closet. Spice up an ordinary look with chunky or colorful jewelry. When your everyday denim and T-shirt look fashionable, then maybe you'll get out of the house a little more!

Chasing Kids Requires Comfort, Not Trendy Gear

Comfort is important for everyone, but for moms, it's a priority. Instead of resorting to sweats, however, look for clothes with forgiving fabrics. Stretch jeans have enough give so you will be able to run or jump anywhere with ease. Skorts are also a great way to show off your legs without having to worry about giving the other soccer moms a show.

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