Family life can get overwhelming. Moms have various roles to play, day in and day out. They seem to always be in a rush, putting the family’s needs first and theirs last. When it’s finally time to get out the door, there’s that default attire that moms may tend to wear: a T-shirt.
As long as it’s clean and presentable, it’s good enough for moms. They’re just off to do some errands or pick up the kids before they’re home to do some work and chores anyway. As a mom, you likely want to have something easy to put on. Over time, however, you may feel like you’ve lost your sense of style after sticking to T-shirts for so long. This situation calls for inspiration so you can still look great even in your mom-on-duty ‘uniform.’
If you plan on refreshing your mom look, take cues from these style tips on how you can dress up your usual, ordinary T-shirt or your favourite Mama Bear shirt in your closet.
- Tuck It In
This style tip applies to oversized shirts. Moms love them as they give so much room for the hands to move around. They’re also quite flattering, as they can hide unpleasant bulges and love handles that the new mom is still trying to lose.
But you can skip the whole baggy oversized shirt look by tucking it in. In spring, choosing light denim jeans or denim shorts to pair with the oversized shirt would be most flattering. It’s a simple trick, but it makes a big difference in upping your style.
Along with this, do note that there’s a fine line separating an oversized shirt that still looks presentable and one that’s too old. If it’s been so long since you shopped, take this as a go-signal to look for new T-shirts from The Bee & The Fox and other brands.
- Layer In A Few Accessories
Do you still have accessories from your pre-mom era when you had the time and energy to think about your outfits? It’s time to sort through your collection and give those accessories a return.
Adding accessories to your plain T-shirt is one of the fastest and simplest ways to level up your whole look. To make this something you can quickly put on, have a small bowl or organizer by your desk where you’ll place your everyday accessories. It makes it easier to reach out for those pieces that match with whatever T-shirt, so it won’t take so much of your time to have to think of what accessories to use.
Which accessories to use for spring, you may ask? Look for the colourful ones or those with fun designs, like tassels and beads, as they match well with the blooming season.
- Pair It With Your Mom Jeans
Mom jeans are technically high-waist jeans, but instead of a skinny fit, they’re loose but not too baggy. The plain T-shirt and mom jeans combination is always a no-fail, as it always looks good together.
To make your outfit look more put-together, fold your jeans to add dimension. It’s an easy yet stylish outfit that’ll still be comfortable to take you through a long and busy day.
Because you’re dressing for spring, ditch the boots and bring out your sandals. If you want to wear shoes, colourful ballet flats may do just the trick. You can finish off the look with your accessories and a matching bag.
- Throw On A Blazer
This fourth tip applies to the mom who has to go to work after dropping the kids off, or perhaps one who is off to the PTA meeting. Don’t be that Plain Jane by wearing a blazer on top of your shirt.
When you do this, no one may even know you have a plain T-shirt on. Tuck the shirt, then pair it with a light or coloured blazer for spring. If you want to look even more dapper, wear a belt.
Depending on your office protocol, skip the stilettos for now and opt for more casual wedges or espadrilles. Spring means the weather is good: it’s neither too hot nor too cold, so this is the season to give your open footwear the spotlight.
- Pair It With A Flowy Skirt
What’s a spring outfit without floral and flowy skirts? Plain T-shirts will certainly have more life when you pair them with a colourful skirt. You’ve waited for this season for so long, don’t waste it on pairing your shirt with a tracksuit. It’s now time for something more feminine: dainty skirts.
Final Style Ideas
T-shirts may be a casual staple, but as you can see from the style insights above, they can also be smart-casual. When spring is on its way, you can use the style ideas above for some inspiration on how to make your ordinary T-shirts look better. Being a mom doesn’t mean you should start to look frumpy and basic. Who knows, perhaps dressing better can give you more confidence even as a busy and tired mom.