Mint Cardigan: Esterlane Boutique c/o | Lace Shorts: LOFT | Peplum top: J.Crew Factory (ON SALE!)| Tote: Lilly Pulitzer | Shoes: Saks off Fifth
Photos by Brooke!
If I’m being honest, I really dislike the fact that people often put “moms” into a fashion category. I mean, just because we built a baby inside of us and birthed it doesn’t mean we don’t like to wear cute clothes or put ourselves together in the morning.
But I guess for years, since moms are usually not ones to think about themselves first thing in the morning, their fashion and whatnots got put on the backburner. Or something. And so, moms ended up getting put in some segment of the fashion industry and are marketed to in a totally different way than the “single” gal.
Am I making any sense at all?
And I guess, to SOME extent I get it. Since I’m still nursing, I’m always conscious of what I’m wearing because it’s got to be easy to nurse in. And then I’m running around after my child making sure she’s not sticking her fingers in an electrical outlet or crawling towards the stairs or whathave you, so comfort is often a serious priority.
But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t be a “mom on the go” AND wear something stylish and put together. So many moms I know are amazing mothers AND have amazing senses of style. It can be done, people!
Anyway. I guess you could say this outfit has been somewhat of my “momiform” lately. A cute pair of shorts + a tank of some sort (structured or flowy is usually my go to) + a cute cardigan + comfortable shoes + my diaper bag = my momiform.
This cardigan from Esterlane Boutique is one of my absolute favorites. It’s SUPER lightweight so it’s perfect for throwing on even in the midst of summer and North Carolina heat. I’ve been wearing it ALL the time because it’s so easy to just throw on inside and if it’s too hot outside, it’s small enough that I can throw it in my bag and it isn’t really bulky or anything.
What about you? Do you have a “momiform”? If you’re not a mom, what has been your go-to look lately?