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Just because you’re a homeschool mom doesn’t mean your daily wardrobe has to be drab. It also means that you don’t stay in your pajamas all day, unless it’s that kind of a day! I think sometimes as moms, and as homeschool moms, because we’re home all day with the kids we feel like we kind of lose our style. But you don’t have to.
One thing I found out being a homeschool mom was that you never knew what the day would bring. For me, it was always best to go ahead and get dressed because I never knew when I’d have to run out. Plus, I just felt better about myself. Feeling better about yourself makes for a happier mom and teacher.
So why not go Back To School shopping for yourself, too? The kids get a few new pieces for their closets, shouldn’t you? Our stuff wears out too. We get stains from cooking to paint from art class. Jeans shrink, styles change. We need to update too.
I found myself during my oldest daughter’s sophomore year realizing that I hadn’t bought anything new for myself in years. Just like most of us moms. Money had been tight for years and I just rarely bought for myself. I proceeded to go home and trash everything in my closet and drawers that didn’t fit, had holes, was stained and that I just didn’t like anymore.
I don’t necessarily suggest that. But I do suggest buying a few pieces that are great staples that can be mixed and matched. Over the past year, we’ve all really gotten into our clothing being comfortable. But, there’s more to fashion than a pair of sweats. Although, I do love my new sweats! More about those in another post.
It’s time for a couple of new pieces that you can wear out since things are opening back up. It’s time for field trips, park days, co-ops and just running to Target. These pieces are perfect and super comfortable! They’re great to mix and match so with just a few new pieces, you can have a lot of new outfit choices. So whether you are at home teaching, or running to co-op, these pieces are stylish and affordable.
Mix and Match
Choose items that can be mixed and matched easily. You can wear just about any type of shirt with a pair of jeans. These overalls can mixed with either a t-shirt or a dressier shirt.
T-Shirts don’t have to be boring
Choose a mix of different styles of t-shirts. Look at different fits from loose boyfriend to a regular fit. Choose some t-shirts that have feminine details like lace or cap sleeves. Have fun with graphic tees.
Pick dressier tops that mix and match
For example this navy shirt will go with jeans, dress pants, overalls or tucked into a skirt. The pink shirt above would too. Try to get double duty out of your wardrobe to save money and really work your closet.
Sweats don’t have to be for home only
Choose sweats that are well fitting and not too baggy, top with a cute t-shirt or hoodie and you have a great outfit to wear either at home or to a park day with the homeschool group. The trick to keeping sweats from looking frumpy is to get some that have a slimmer fit.
Shoes that go from home to field trip
Choose shoes that are comfortable and can go from shorts to dresses. These tennis shoes and sandals would be just as cute with a pair of jeans as they would a cute maxi dress.