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5 Fashion Pieces Every New Mom Should Have

I never wanted to lose my style to motherhood. Sometimes when I’m shopping now, I’ll stop myself and say, “Oh, crap. Is this what a ‘mom’ is supposed to wear?!” And you know what, that’s just silly. I am a mom, therefore whatever I want to wear is what I should wear.

With that said, I’ve put together a few staple items that I think every new mom should have in her wardrobe. Because being a mom is a beautiful, fun, crazy and messy thing that should be embraced! And having the right fashion pieces will help make it that much more fun.

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1. A wide-brimmed hat. You know those days when you seem to have only half a second to get yourself ready and doing anything with your hair is out of the question? Just throw on a super stylish (not to mention adorable) wide-brimmed hat and you’ll instantly look put-together and fashion-forward — and only you will know what’s really going on underneath that hat. Don’t worry, I won’t tell.

2. Sunglasses. Hide those dark under-eye circles. With the sudden lack of sleep, these are unavoidable, but thankfully really big sunglasses are totally in, and they do just the trick! I like to keep a pair handy in my diaper bag and in the car, so I always have them with me, because “mom brain” is a real thing.

3. Loose plain black Tee. Because they hide spit-up the best. And clearly that is the number one priority in a top now that you’re a mom. Also, the looseness is perfect for on-the-go feedings! Plus, if you’ve just recently had a baby, you might not be feeling totally confident in your skin, and a loose top helps cover any areas you don’t want to expose while being stylish at the same time.

4. A big tote bag. Now this doesn’t have to be a diaper bag, but a bag that’s cute and big enough to be used as a diaper bag. Because the last thing any mom wants is for her diaper bag to actually look like a diaper bag, am I right? There are so many cute options out there, both with the title “diaper bag” and not. Get creative!

5. Cute tennis shoes. I like to keep it classic with my Chuck Taylors, but any cute tennies will do. They give off the impression of being fashionable and laid-back, while being totally practical for running after the little ones at the same time. Win- win.

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There you have it. My top 5 fashion pieces every new mom should have. What do you think? What are your must-haves?

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