5 Tips To STRUT Your Style is written in partnership with AdoreMe
I admit it- after I had my first child, let’s just say that I definitely sported my pregnancy jeans followed by several pairs of mom jeans for a little longer than I should’ve and I could’ve used this post 5 Tips To STRUT Your Style because I suffered from a syndrome I’ve called momjeanitis.
Whereas I once a hip chick, who actually cared and took a real interest in the way I presented myself to society before leaving the confines of my house, once I gave birth I suddenly morphed into those mom jean wearers Tina Fey so wonderfully lampooned on SNL. Maybe it was just being in that fuzzy new mom haze, drunk on changing baby poop and being milked like a cow, that I caused me to simply misplace my fashion sense mojo.
Fortunately my attitude towards my appearance has taken a major turn, since I became the mother of a highly precocious, and dare I say it critical 18 year old daughter who is extremely cognizant of my clothing and accessory pairings.
In fact my daughter, who was recently rifling through old family photo albums and saw me sporting some post pregnancy mom jeans, being the straight shooter she is, looked me squarely in the jaw and said, “Mommy you are never going to actually go outside like that again,are you?”
Of course my son said, “Mommy you will always look beautiful to me and therein lies the difference between daughters and sons, but I digress. So in any event, having my 18 year old at my side is all the influence I need to step up my game, and ditch any tired mom clothing in exchange for some fresh, hip, but comfortable and AFFORDABLE looks!
Keep reading for my 5 Tips To STRUT Your Style. Five style and beauty tips that are fashion forward, classic and do not include the dreaded mom jeans especially in time for Valentine’s day!
#1 Don’t be afraid of color! I know I am the first person to dress in all black clothing, as I’ve always thought it helped to slim me down- but this year I’m ready to add a bit of color to my wardrobe.
Stand out and feel flattered in an adorable red bikini with fun white polka dots! Contour underwire cups support and smooth your curves, while the removable straps let you decide how you want to soak up the sun. Choose between a matching high-waist or hipster bottom to complete your flirty look. (Just add your fave sunnies!)
I am officially in love with all the bras and lingerie and yes swimsuits at AdoreMe ❤️ this store is the perfect place to treat yourself to something pretty this valentinesday They have cozy jammies and perfume and must have accessories too!
Check out all the ways to strut your style that awaits you in the pics below! Because SEXY ISN’T A SHAPE IT’S AN ATTITUDE!!
And while I’m not saying you will see me dressing up in a fluorescent pink pants suit, I am ready to add colorful accents to my outfits like a bold orange clutch, or a pair of neon yellow sling backs. Baby steps!
I love this The 3-D teal-blue, green, purple, and metallic-gold florals that adorn this black twill Flora box clutch offer a fresh expression of Sanayi 313’s artisanal approach to evening accessories. It’s crafted in Italy with a slender top handle wrapped in blue and purple raffia, then opens up to reveal a black satin interior. Tease out the vibrant-blue hues by styling it with a coordinating silk robe dress.
Just one look at STAUD’s floral-print ‘Brando’ boots and it’s clear where Sarah Staudinger got her inspiration for the Fall ’19 collection – the ’70s. Made from plush velvet, they hit just above the ankle and are set on square block heels that provide a comfortable lift. Wear yours with cropped jeans or a midi skirt.
Everyone needs a great pair of RED boots and these Gucci embellished ones do not disappoint!
#2 Take the time to browse discount stores where you can find designer duds for much less than their designer price tags. Of course this takes patience and the understanding that you will need to comb through racks– but the end result will be outfits that are priceless and on trend.
#3 Accessorize! You can take a plain black dress and add a chunky jeweled necklace, beautiful pumps and/or chandelier earrings and voila you look runway ready. Don’t be afraid to try out some scarves, lengthening jewelry, earrings, and fun shoes.
#4. Invest in the grab-and-go pieces. Make sure you have BASICS that can be worn with anything! Skinny, straight, or boot-cut jeans. Buy some leggings. Go for solids so that you can accessorize them, dress them up and down, go from day to night.
#5 Don’t forget your FACE! If you have a MAC Counter at your local department store spend some time there to find the colors for you the perfect glosses and a beautiful PLUM lipstick (Yes, plum is for everyone. You just need to find the right PLUM).
So are you ready to incorporate any of these style tips into your daily strut?