Stay At Home Mom Outfit – If 2020 taught me anything, it’s that you can never have casual clothes. Between being a stay-at-home mom, spending half a year pregnant, and then experiencing a global pandemic, my wardrobe has officially shifted to the casual side. Leggings, joggers, and sandals are my new go-to clothes. I miss wearing jeans and getting ready to go everywhere every day, but I don’t feel motivated to get out of my comfortable clothes. That doesn’t mean I won’t make a great outfit. Just because you wear loungewear all day doesn’t mean you have to keep it cute and put together.
I want to say this with love, but ladies, please get out of your pajamas. (I’m saying this while writing this post in my pajamas at 11am 😂 but don’t worry, I plan on getting ready when I’m done here.) Don’t get me wrong, pajamas are great, but if I stay in my pajamas all day, I want to sleep . I will not be productive at all. As a stay-at-home mom, I treat my job as a mom the same way I do my actual job. I’m not going to work outside the home in my PJs, so why am I doing mommy duties?
Stay At Home Mom Outfit
Here are some items that will help a cozy, casual stay-at-home-mom outfit feel a little more put together.
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Leggings can look really bad if you have the wrong pair. Find a pair of high quality leggings. Something that will suck in your mom’s bod and make you feel good about yourself. My personal favorite leggings right now are my high rise leggings (HERE) from Aerie. They are so comfortable and affordable! You can usually find them on sale for under $12!
I love a comfortable pair of joggers. The key to finding good joggers that will feel put together is finding the right size. Don’t buy too big. Having the right pair of joggers will make a comfortable casual outfit look more put together. Our favorite affordable joggers are at Old Navy (HERE). I recommend going down a size to help give the fit look. I also really like the thong leggings from Aerie (HERE). They have the look of joggers, but the feel of leggings.
Adding layers for a cozy look always helps me feel more put together. It just gives me the feeling that I’m trying. I love layering with cardigans, scarves, vests, and jackets in the winter. You can check out my recent post on winter layering looks (HERE) to get more ideas on how to create fun casual outfits!
I love shoes and lately, I have developed a sandal obsession. I just love having shoes that match my outfit, even sandals. I have several styles of sandals that you will see in the outfits below. As with shoes, I like to have a nice variety of sandals. Of course, when I leave the house, I wear shoes that can dress up my outfit.
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Here are some examples of cozy, casual real-life stay-at-home-mom outfits I’ve worn over the past month or so.
Top- Old Navy (correct) || Cardigan- Old Navy (exactly) || Leggings- Aerie (correct) || Sandals- Daily Haute (exactly- Use code: KATIE15 to get 15% off
Sweater- Old Navy (similar) || Tunic- Old Navy (similar) || Leggings- Aerie (correct) || Sandals – T.J. Maxx (same)
Top- Old Navy (correct) || Leggings- Aerie (correct) || Sandals- Daily Haute (exactly- Use code: KATIE15 to get 15% off
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Sweatshirt- Aerie (exact) || Leggings- Aerie (correct) || Sandals- Daily Haute (exactly- Use code: KATIE15 to get 15% off
Sweater- PinkBlush (similar) || Vest- Goodwill (similar) || Scarf- Encore Style (similar) || Leggings- Aerie (correct) || Boots- Walmart (exact)
Top- Aerie (correct) || Cardigan- Target (similar) || Leggings- Aerie (correct) || Sandals- Daily Haute (exactly- Use code: KATIE15 to get 15% off
Sweater- Old Navy (exactly) || Leggings- Aerie (correct) || Sandals- Daily Haute (exactly– Use code: KATIE15 to get 15%)Tank Top | Bodysuit | Red top | Band Tee | Blue Above | White Long Sleeve | White Blouse | Blue Blouse | Sweatshirt | Hoodie | Sweater | Cape | Blazer | Dressed in black White Dress | Kulot | shorts | Casual Denim | Denim | Black denim | Leather Jacket | Ditch | scarf | Hat | Glasses | Tote | Cross body | round bag | Boots Sneakers Flat | Mules | sandals |
Stay At Home Mom Fashion
One of the things I often hear from mothers is that they don’t know how to dress after having children. They have lost their sense of style, lost their mojo, lost their sense of self and don’t know where to start.
I have been a stay at home mom for 12 of my 15 years as a mom. And at that time there was a time of losing my sense of self which was also directly tied to my style.
Combine that with all the other life adjustments you have to make, the whole time it’s mind-blowing… and that’s a good thing.
I live in a small town then, with dismal shopping, and the whole Canadian online shopping thing is very limited, I just gave up.
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Even if you don’t have the funds to buy yourself a new wardrobe, it’s still 100% possible with some planning and creativity.
We were super broke at the time so even though online shopping was available I couldn’t afford it.
If you have no idea what to wear or how to wear it, and you just want to feel good when you leave the house again, it’s best to start small and build on it.
Create a capsule wardrobe of some tried and true pieces that will make choosing what to wear easier every day.
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What works for me, may not work for you. What color makes you happy, can make other people cringe. There is no tried and true formula for a capsule wardrobe.
If you have a Pinterest account then start there. If you don’t, you should set one up because you will find all kinds of inspiration that you can stay on board to look at and help you on your journey.
I use both the “My Style” and “Capsule Wardrobe” boards on Pinterest to keep my inspiration up to date.
I’ve been compiling looks for YEARS, and sometimes it’s fun to go back on the badge to see how much I’ve changed in taste and how much I’ve stayed the same.
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I’ve felt pretty confident with my style for the last 10 years or so, and it hasn’t changed much.
Once you have gone through and pinned a bunch of pins you will start to get a rough idea of what style you like, and what look you want.
If you find that you’re obsessed with clothing and think it doesn’t work with your stay-at-home mom lifestyle, it’s easy to adjust to make it work for you.
Do you leave the house in leggings, sneakers, and an oversized sweatshirt and end up feeling like grub?
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Quick fix: wear leggings, a big sweater, and sneakers, but ditch the smart jacket or blazer, and grab a nice handbag (nice doesn’t mean expensive).
Put on a pair of sunglasses and you have an instant polish to an outfit that usually feels effortless.
I found a 1960s vintage pair of Ray-bans at Value Village for $20 and it’s my favorite pair ever.
You really have no idea how many good potential pieces you have in there until you really go through everything carefully with a fine-toothed comb. Like when you search your kids for lice 😉
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I’m a child, but kind of not because we have lice run through our house about 7 years ago and sucked it so badly.
As you go through your closet to see what will work, you should also note what won’t work.
If there are pieces (and there will be) that make you feel almost when you put them on, then remove them.
Don’t push it to the back of the closet in the hope that it will almost turn to yeah.
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The most important aspect of this journey is that it will eventually result in you having a small selection of clothes that mix and match and make you feel great when you wear them.
You will open your closet and love everything you see there. No more digging through mediocre crap that doesn’t work.
So if choosing the perfect number of pieces to have in your wardrobe is something you are comfortable with then the general consensus seems to be 36 give or take.