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When it comes to mom looks, the key is to find outfits that are comfortable, practical and reflective of your own personal style. With a mix of comfortable and stylish pieces, any mom can create looks that are both functional and fashionable.


So what is “mom fashion” exactly? Mom fashion refers to clothing styles that are suitable and comfortable for mothers to wear. Current popular mom fashion trends include practical pieces like leggings, tunics, sneakers, and yoga pants, as well as more polished options like dresses, blouses, flats, and lug soles. When choosing mom fashion, it's important to consider items that are easy to care for and versatile, as well as those that make you feel confident and comfortable. Additionally, layering and mixing and matching different pieces can help create a stylish and functional wardrobe for any mom.

So what does that look like? If you are thinking of starting a “mom capsule collection” (a wardrobe capsule collection is a collection of clothing that is composed of interchangeable items, to maximize the number of outfits that can be created) for yourself, I suggest starting with your own closet and then adding from there. Some popular options include: 

  1. Maxi dresses-comfortable and versatile, great for running errands or a causal day out. 

  2. Rompers and jumpsuits-easy to wear and provide a put-together look in one piece. 

  3. Graphic tees-still in and add a fun and playful look to any outfit. They look great under a blazer

  4. Denim jacket- a timeless and versatile piece that can dressed up or down.

  5. Wide-leg pants- a must-have piece that is comfortable and stylish. They can be paired with a wide variety of tops. 

Some of you have read this far and are thinking, ok, this sounds great but what if I don’t really know what my style is anymore? Or what if I never knew!? I got you. Below is a is list of current “mom looks” for you to consider. I invite you think about which one(s) speak to you.

  1. Casual Chic: A mix of comfortable and stylish pieces sich as t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers or sandals.

  2. Athleisure: This look is practical and comfortable and includes yoga pants, leggings and a workout top. We can elevate this look by adding a long jacket (eg. camel) or simple accessories (eg. gold hoops).

  3. Classic and Timeless: A blouse, trousers (eg. wide leg), heels, pointed flats or sneakers for a polished and put together look.

  4. Boho-Chic: Maxi dresses, flowy tops and espadrilles (they never go out of style) for a relaxed bohemian vibe.

  5. Denim on Denim: A denim jacket and jeans paired with a simple top for a casual and stylish look. 

When choosing mom fashion, it is important to consider items that are comfortable, easy to care for and versatile. Mixing and matching different pieces can help create a stylish and functional wardrobe for any mom. Ultimately, the best mom fashion is what makes you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin.

Nicole is on Instagram @SchoolhouseofStyle

She is a local mom of three boys, a teacher, and a major fashionista!