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April 11, 2017

How to Step Up Your Mom Style: Tips from the Runway Translator 

By Tampa Bay Parenting

When you’re a busy mom with one kid pulling on your hair while another’s about to tumble out of the shopping cart, it can be difficult to look stylish.  You need to be dressed for comfort and function and if it happens to come together in a stylish way, well that’s a bonus! For those of us who want to look fashionable while still being able to fulfill our duties as Super Mom, here are some tips on how to step up your mom style.

  • These days the go-to mom uniform is workout clothes, but why not substitute those yoga pants for a comfy boyfriend jean, then pair them with a graphic tee and a lightweight cardigan?
  • Load up on the dresses: maxis and shifts are great because they tend to be less constricting around the waistline.
  • We’re all familiar with the flip-flops here in Florida, but how about replacing them with a stylish, metallic sandal that goes with everything?
  • The perfect pair of sunnies are essential for a cool daytime look! The key is to find a style that fits the shape of your face.
  • A statement necklace or ring can really make an outfit pop, but be sure the pieces are substantial. You wouldn’t want the baby pulling on your delicate chain necklace or dangly earrings.
  • Don’t forget about your face! I always wear a little color on my lips and mascara on my lashes before I leave the house.  Those two components alone can elevate your look.

Whether you’re out shopping the local boutiques or pulling looks from your own closet, it’s all about making stylish choices!  Have fun with fashion, take risks and don’t be afraid to step up your “Mom Style!”



Chambray shirtdress, $85 from Kit’s Well-Dressed
Beaded sandals, $109 from Kit’s Well-Dressed
Large tote bag, $48 from Kit’s Well-Dressed
Long woven necklace, from My Closet



Off-the-shoulder top, $45 from Don Me Now
Print palazzo pant, $35 from Don Me Now
Leather disk necklace, from My Closet



Linen drape jacket, $96 from Kit’s Well-Dressed
Wifey T-shirt, $34 from Don Me Now
Crop boyfriend jean, $90 from Don Me Now


Tie-dye bell sleeve top, $94 from Kit’s Well-Dressed
Dark wash skinny jean, from Sweet Southern Chic
Cut-out leather booties, $128 from Kit’s Well-Dressed




Jersey slip dress $42, from Don Me Now
Chambray bomber jacket, $95 from Kit’s Well-Dressed
Quilted cross-body bag, $27 from Kit’s Well-Dressed
Snake skin loafers, $110 from Kit’s Well-Dressed


Off-the-shoulder maxi dress, $225 from Kit’s Well-Dressed
Beaded sandals, $109 from Kit’s Well-Dressed
Large tote bag, $48 from Kit’s Well-Dressed
Long gold necklace, from Premier Designs
Statement ring, from Don Me Now
Sunglasses, $45 from Don Me Now

Photos by Theresa NeSmith Photography. Originally published in the May 2017 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

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