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5 Pieces To Help You Find a Chic Look Without Losing Sleep

Posted on September 08 2016

This is a guest post by our good friend and fellow mama Shirri Stringfellow of Stringfellow + Co.

All hail the mom style! Am I right?? When you think of mom style what comes to mind? Linen capris, collared pastel shirts, or loafers? Um, no! Gone are the days when mothers push aside their appearances and throw their hair back in a tangled pony tail. Now, more than ever, we see mothers of all ages taking their style to the max regardless of how late they were up the night before.

Celebrity moms like Mila Kunis, Kourtney Kardashian, and Chrissy Teigan are blazing the trail for the every day moms. 

So let’s raise a glass to the everyday mama. The one who wakes up after a long night and sprays that dry shampoo like there's no tomorrow, she washes yesterdays makeup off her face only to apply a new layer 5 minutes later and most importantly, she lives by the “look good feel good” motto.

Let’s get down to business shall we? In honor of the inspiration those mothers have given me, I'm going to share my 5 favorite pieces in my closet and show you how I style them effortlessly, all while pressing that snooze button a few times. Ready for that chic look? Read on.

 

The ‘I’m not trying to dress up but this shirt is seriously chic’ tee.

 

chic look plain tee

Clearly my all time favorite. I have so many plain shirts and I still always find new ways to wear them. Loose fitting tops are the most versatile thing you can have hanging in your closet and they're really popular right now. Throw it on with skinny jeans, or pair it with a a casual comfy skirt like the one above from Ruthie Grace Boutique, for more of a quick, laid back Saturday errand look.

 

The skinny jean.

 

chic look skinny jean

When I think of dressing in a rush the first thing that pops into my head is the skinny jean. It’s so insanely versatile that I try to get at least 1 new pair a month. Skinnies can be dressed up for a PTA meeting or dressed down for a play date with ease. In this look I paired them with my holy grail, the white sneakers; which brings me to my next staple.

 

The white sneaker.

 

chic look white sneaker

Regardless of what style you sport on a daily basis, the white sneaker will. go. with. everything. It’s simple enough to pair with a casual laid back look, as seen above, and also trendy enough to wear with a cute t-shirt dress from Ruthie Grace Boutique!

 

The ‘one and done’ t-shirt dress.

 

chic look t-shirt dress

One of my most recent faves pictured above. I’ve never been a dress person and as a mom I always thought dresses were a tad bit unrealistic. Listen to me my friends, the casual t-shirt dress is your missing link to effortless mom style. I can't tell you how many times I became fed up with picking and choosing outfits, being in a rush out the door, and the relief I got from snatching one item off a hanger, slipping it on, and strutting right out the door. Pair it with those white sneaks and you're good to go mama!

 

The cardigan that goes with everything.

 

chic look cardigan

I adore cardigans and I’d be lying if I said they don't take up an entire section of my closet.  As a mom I love being able to cover up that coveted casual tee if it gets breezy, pair them with a ‘too revealing’ tank for school functions or match them up with a dress for a simple boho look. The possibilities are seriously endless.

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; and she laughs without fear of the future.”

Now that you’re filled in on the easiest ways to look chic without losing sleep, download Ruthie Grace Boutique's style guide to see how to build it into a great capsule wardrobe!


About the author: My name is Shirri Stringfellow, or Sharaerae, or Rae. I am the mastermind behind Stringfellow + Co. I am real. I am honest. My life is nothing close to perfect but it’s perfect for me. I am a wife to a hard working man and I live for our two sons. I stay home with my sons full time and I serve my family every single day. S+C started in September of 2015 and since then it has grown into much more than just a personal blog. I believe we all have a story to share and I have no shame in my game admitting that MY story is one of them.
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