I see gorgeous collections of stylish
clothes on Pinterest all the time, and I love them. Unfortunately, they're all
too often in my dreams—not my reality. Few moms can afford $250 suede boots,
no matter how perfect they look with that asymmetrical cashmere wrap I'd have
jelly smeared on within five minutes. And no sane mama would risk having that
trendy multi-layer beaded necklace ripped off her neck by curious baby hands,
nor could she fit her diapers and wipes into that adorable leather clutch.
That's why we need fashion layouts for
moms. Because we have our very own style, and it's time we gave our wardrobes
the Pinterest treatment!
The Mom Fashion Basics Collection includes
a white T-shirt and black yoga pants, perfect for everyday wear. From an
overflowing diaper bag to dark glasses for disguising your under-eye bags, this
collection has everything you need. A gigantic mug of coffee (AS FAR AS ANYONE
KNOWS) keeps you going, while stickers slapped onto your legs by your kids pull
double duty, covering stains and adding colorful flair!
Get extra mileage out of those hardworking
basics in the Workout Collection. Pair them with the wild, multi-color cross
trainers your toddler randomly threw into the Target cart because she
"hearts rainbows," then add style to your hair with a ponytail holder
(or a rubber loom band, whatever you find at the bottom of your purse). Be sure
to stay hydrated with the mason-jar-inspired water bottle that Pinterest
convinced you that you couldn't live without, and don't forget to take your
smart phone! After all, having some solo time to scroll through Facebook was
the only reason you went to the gym in the first place.
Mom Fashion even has you covered at
school, with our PTO Meeting Collection! Your T-shirt and yoga pants will look
great alongside that humongous mom-bag containing two of everything in the
universe—except a pen, which is why you'll be taking notes with this eyeliner
pencil instead. Make up for not being prepared by using this fab One Direction
notebook, which you got at a back-to-school sale for your daughter before she
informed you that 1D was "so last year."
Mom Fashion transitions easily from day to
evening with our gorgeous Date Night Collection. By now your white T-shirt is
probably far from laundry-fresh, but a trendy infinity scarf hides a multitude
of stains. This is also a great opportunity to break out those ah-mazing
knee-high boots (not included) to justify your $85 splurge that day you saw
them marked down from $210 at Kohl's. Dab on a little strawberry Chap Stick
(FANCY!), spritz on some of that "perfume" the kids gave you for
Mother's Day, and you're ready for a rushed night of romantic casual dining
that ends with you speeding home to avoid paying the sitter for an extra hour!
Truly special occasions require a special
outfit, and the Mom Fashion Friend's Wedding Collection has just the right
combination of elegance and elastic waist pants. Switch out your usual T-shirt
for one in off-white—out of respect
for the bride—and dress it up with some "Frozen" costume jewelry and a tiara
from the abandoned dress-up box under your daughter's bed. Finish it off with
rhinestone bedazzled flip flops and a sequined backpack you found at the bottom
of your kid's closet and you're ready to toast the lucky couple!
All of the items you see pictured are
available at Target—because we knew you were probably going to be there
sometime this week anyway.