I’ll admit to you that I am not a very fashion-forward kind of woman . . . I’m more of a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl. But for some reason, I’m always drawn to fashion: the magazines, Project Runway, and of course New York’s Fashion Week which is taking place September 8- 15, 2011.
Maybe part of the reason I’m not into being fashionable myself is because 90% of the time, I’m at home with the kids . . . no reason to go out and spend a fortune on a glamorous wardrobe that I might be lucky enough to wear out of the house on a date night once or twice a month.
You donâ€™t have to walk down a cat walk to be stylish. Here are some simple tips that can help any mom achieve “comfortable” while also being stylish.
By simply adding some key accessories, you can instantly create a stylish look. You don’t need to wear the latest trends if you have some amazing accessories. Even if you wear a tank top and jeans or capris, find a “statement piece”: a colorful or bold necklace, or an interesting bracelet.
Copy Designer Looks
When all else fails, check out your fave stars, magazines, or online sites for fashion ideas. Let designers and other people who “get” fashion inspire your wardrobe. Sure you may not be able to afford a $300 designer blouse, but you can take the look and look for similar styles in your price range.
Or if you need a little extra help, there’s a really cool site called Polyvore.com that can help you put fashion-forward looks together for you!
Pick one feature and focus in on it. For example, I have big, green eyes and so I choose to always play up my eyes and a little extra time on them. Eye shadow can take your casual jeans and t-shire and draw attention to your face and that cute pony tail you put in your hair. Maybe you have great lips â€” wear a bold lipstick while just putting a coat of mascara on your eyes. If you watch the runways, you see this trend a lot . . . don’t be afraid to try it yourself!
Pull Your Hair Back
Sounds easy, right? A polished pony tail can be just as stylish as a high-maintenance look. Take the time to put a little shine in your hair, comb back towards the crown of your head, and use a stylish hair band to create a simple pony tail. Add a fun headband and you’re ready to go!
Even if you have on a casual skirt and shirt, wear cool shoes! It’s an easy way to mix up your outfits or change a casual look completely. You can find great deals on the “in” shoes at places like Payless Shoe Source.
What creative ways do you use to look stylish and fashionable?