Casual Mom Style Guide: Fashion Must-Haves For Moms

It’s no secret that I love fashion, I’ve always enjoyed expressing myself through my style. I love to predict and be on the pulse of all the new trends as well as wear my classic pieces over and over. Anyway, over the past few months,  a few of you shared that this is a sore spot for you as moms. I completely understand how little time you have and not being sure what really works for your body anymore, especially casual styles because as a mom of two, I’ve been there twice. So I decided to put together this style guide to help you feel and look your best on a daily basis. Here are a few must-haves to help you look and feel great for drop-off, casual Friday at work or random trips to Target on Sunday afternoons.

1. Comfy yet Trendy Mom Shoes

Aldo Adraynia Shoes

Shoes can make and break your outfit, so let’s take a minute to talk about what your shoe collection should look like as a mom. I like to stick to fun, trendy yet comfortable styles.  My current favorites for my busy mom life, are courtesy Aldo, the Luzzena and the Adraynia.

Style Ideas For moms

The Aldo Adraynia!

The Adraynia is the perfect height (3.25 inches) and width for adulting with style. As many of you know, I am a Mom in Heels because I love how I feel when I’m wearing heels. I like to stick to block heels though, as they’re very functional.

Mom Style Guide

The block heel is the perfect heel for my current lifestyle as a mom of two small children, they’re made out of really great quality leather and the almond toe makes it very comfortable.

Aldo Luzzena

The Luzzena is perfect for drop off, running errands, travel and even date night. They’re comfy but they’re extremely stylish and modern. This style looks great with everything from pants, skirts, and dresses and perfect shoe for all seasons.

Aldo Luzzena in Taupe

 

I have the Luzzena in black but it also comes in taupe which I plan to get as well.

2. Shirt Dress

Mom Style Guide Fashion Tips For Moms

When I shop for clothing, I want pieces that are not only functional and fashionable but also versatile. Shirt dresses have become my go-to these last few months. I like to make them look edgy by pairing with jeans and a moto jacket or a trench vest. This one is my current favorite from Zara.

Mom Style Rattles and Heels

Shirt dresses are also ideal for new moms or anyone with a little bit of love around the tummy area like me. You can wear them as a dress, as a shirt, a jacket…there are endless options.

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You can find other cute options herehere and here!

Mom Style Fashion Essentials

Bonus Tip: When shopping for a shirt dress, avoid belted styles.

3. Great Quality Leggings

FASHION TIPS FOR MOMS

Leggings are almost a political topic when it comes to mom style but the right pair would make you feel and look so amazing that you wouldn’t want to take them off. Just keep in mind, you must do your research and get a pair that’s great quality.

leggings mom style

Personally, I love Spanx leggings and I shared them here dressed up but I wanted to share how I style them on a regular day to run errands, grocery shopping etc. Above, I am wearing them with my favorite bell sleeve sweater from Zara. It’s no secret that I love bell sleeves, they’re also one of my favorite current trends.

mom style guide leggings

These essentials will have you “momming” in style all day, every day.

 

 

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  • I’m actually a new mom and the flowy shirt dress is exactly what I’ve been shopping for lately! I recently bought a nursing tunic with a floral print that is lovely – and super convenient. Love your suggestions!

    • RattlesandHeels

      I’m so happy this is helpful, Lisa! Yes, that shirt dress is perfect for nursing yet stylish.

  • Vera Bortolotto

    I am such a huge fan of that outfit on the last picture! Those sneakers are to die for!! I will defiantly check this out!

    • RattlesandHeels

      Yes, I love that look as well. Thanks for reading!

  • You are going to think, “boy this girl is so outta the loop”. I have never seen a shirt dress. I have short legs and a longer torso I guess. I somehow got the ‘short leg genes’ with fat knees. I would love to have legs that look like that in jeans! You are definitely stylish and I love some of the shoes you have shown. Thank you for all of your ideas.

    • RattlesandHeels

      Oh it’s fine, I’m not judgmental at all. I think they’re growing in popularity now, so you’re probably going to see them more in the near future. Also, you can definitely find styles that flatter shorter legs. I would go for high rise jeans in solid washes to make legs appear longer.

      • Thank you for your ideas. I thought I put I was commenting on behalf of Mom Blog Society but I am Becky. Just incase you happened to look at Ladonna’s picture lol.

  • Censie ‘Mumby’ Sawyer

    I really love those booties. I need to purchase some. I only have taller boots that I wear with my leggings. I really love this style you have. Great colors too