For the past 5 years, I’ve had a 9-5 job that got me up and presentable. Since my daughter was born in May, and I’m now a stay-at-home momma, my wardrobe has changed significantly. Insert nursing tanks and bras and the occasional post-partum maternity leggings!
Though I have a closet full of clothes, I’ve narrowed down a few go-to items that make my life as a new mom a little more simple. I didn’t include the essentials for a breastfeeding mom: nursing tanks and bras. I’m just sharing items that make me feel as close to the person I was before baby as possible.
With a new baby, the last thing I want to think about it what to wear or creating cute outfits. I’m now looking for something comfortable, semi-fashionable, and easy. I have a few similar items in a several different colors that work great for a new mom looking for an easy, stylish look.
1. Boyfriend Tee
There are currently about 5-6 plain, baggy, boyfriend-style tees in my closet that I cycle through. They’re easy, comfortable, and go with many different jeans, shorts, or leggings. My current favorite is the Whisper Tee from Madewell. I ordered a couple different colors when they were having a big sale a few weeks ago, and I can’t stop wearing them. Am I the only momma who wears the same shirt for multiple days? #grublife
I’m also a big fan of Old Navy’s Vintage Boyfriend Tee. They’re always running such great sales on them.
Though I’m typically a small-medium in tops, I usually get a medium or large in boyfriend tees for the blousy look.
Bonus: You can’t go wrong with a buffalo plaid button up to add some pattern in your mundane days!
2. Ripped Jeans/Shorts
Structured denim is just too fancy for me these days. A good ripped skinny or boyfriend jean or high-wasted short fits my mom-style so much better. It allows me to bend down with none of those pesky knee restrictions. In reality, I’m just digging the look of a more rugged jean these days, so that’s what I’m going with. Also, don’t be afraid to throw on those comfy pregnancy jeans if you’re just not feeling it. I’m certainly not above it.
Bonus: Own a good pair of black leggings! They’ll be a lifesaver on those days you know you shouldn’t still be wearing your pajama pants, but you just can’t stand the thought of putting on real pants.
I have a love-hate relationship with rompers, but my love definitely outweighs the hate!
Let’s start with the one and only con of a romper: you have to take off your entire outfit to use the bathroom. Let’s face it though, mom’s have the super power to hold it for hours while taking care of their babies.
I love that a romper is a one-and-done outfit. I realize that dresses are the same, but with a romper, I don’t have to worry about showing off my undies every time I sit down or bend over. TMI? Maybe. I own one similar to this and have been wearing it to threads!
Though I probably own 20 pairs of sandals, sneakers, flats, boots, etc., I could get away with 3! I solely wear my Old Navy flats, Chaco flip flops, and New Balance sneakers. A good neutral flat, sturdy sandal, and sneakers are essentials for a simple capsule wardrobe. Having just a few options makes you second guess all of you other footwear choices. Keep it simple and neutral!
What are you go-to clothing items as a mom? Let me know in the comments below!