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!
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 BlueFly.com and Overstock.com, which offer trendy designer deals at a fraction of the cost.
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 OldNavy.com or Kohls.com.
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!
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.