If you’ve read my blog over the past few years, I used to share a TON more outfits than I’ve have been lately. These days? Not so much. I attribute it to a few things: I no longer work in a traditional office environment (I work from home full-time now, different gig) and most importantly: I’m a momma! This means my style has transformed in a major way. I’ve swapped pencil skirts, blazers and heels for jeans (or yoga pants), cotton tees and flats. Casual and practical all the way.
So while I don’t have any fancy or what some consider to be “blogworthy” outfits, I still personally find inspiration from other Mommas and their casual looks. (Don’t we all need help getting dressed as moms?! You want something cute and put together, but realize that there’s a high likelihood that it’ll be covered in drool and spit up by the day’s end. #thestruggleisreal) So that’s why I plan to share my mom style or “momiform” as some people call it. I hope to post an outfit once a week– it may be casual, it may be a dressier outfit given the occasion, or if it’s just one of those week where I never wore anything but workout gear, that’s what you’ll see.
Life is busy, children’s schedules and needs are demanding, and it’s easy for your style to get thrown on the back burner. So I hope to share my looks and closet essentials- and hopefully we can draw some inspiration from one another!
And it won’t just apply to moms — it’s anyone looking to pump up their casual style.
So today’s look features a fun plaid vest I got as part of my December budget for crazy cheap- like $12! I’ve really become a vest person. It’s perfect for just enough extra warmth without overheating, and it’s a nice completer piece too.
I added a black long sleeve cotton tee underneath, although looking at it- next time I’d go with a white long sleeve…which I realized I need to add to my closet. (By the way–anyone have suggestions for a classic white long sleeve that isn’t see through and holds its shape?)
As always, I reached for my favorite jeans from Madewell (and a top purchase from 2015). Then I added some black booties for a little height and I was good to go!
And I’ve already got a few ways to remix this vest on my Pinterest board: pattern mixing with stripes, with a crisp white or cream sweater and fun necklace, and chambray and white denim. Just when you thought a plaid vest was somewhat limited…
Are you a vest person? Are you interested in seeing casual looks?
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