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Fashion Tips for Moms

Getting Dressed in 5 Minutes - Knocked Up Fabulous

Getting Dressed in 5 Minutes - Knocked Up Fabulous

Getting Dressed in 5 Minutes - Knocked Up Fabulous

It’s always good to make yourself look presentable, even if you’re just running errands for the day! But let’s face it, as moms, spending time getting ready is probably last on the list of things to-do before running out the door.

However, with a little planning and organization, any mom can get dressed in something besides yoga pants before heading out for the day. Here are some fashion tips for busy moms.

1. Have outfits ready to wear. This sounds simple enough, right? Have outfits hanging in your closet that you can grab off the hanger and put on within minutes. I put outfits together while I put my laundry away. I hang the pants (or skirt) on the same hanger with the top. Sometimes I even attach coordinating accessories to the hanger and place the shoes I want to wear underneath.

2. Keep track of outfits that you like. If you’re on Pinterest, you probably pin outfits that you like. I pin two kinds of outfits; ones that I can see myself wearing, and ones that are a bit more eclectic than I’d normally wear, but still inspirational. After you have some favorites pinned, go back a paragraph and read #1.

3. Stick with a color family. One super easy way to put an outfit together is by color. Stick with one color family to create a tonal look. Today I went gray-scale.

4. Use the rule of three. Another easy way to get dressed is by following the rule of three. Pick three colors (prints can be included as a color) and build an outfit from there. The pictures above also demonstrates this; gray jeans, polka dot top, black and white printed scarf. Three colors. Simple.

5. Brainstorm before getting to your closet. I’m a planner. Usually my whole day is planned out in my head (or at least an outline sketch of it). I use the same line of thinking with picking an outfit. Before I open my closet, I know what I want to wear. Some days my brainstorming might be a simple as knowing that I want to wear my red pants, and then once I get to my closet, I take it from there. But, it all starts with a plan.


April is a teacher and mother of two from the blog Knocked Up Fabulous. After her first pregnancy, she vowed to stay away from men’s t-shirts and baggy sweat pants. Since then she’s been all about staying fabulous with two little ones in tow.

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Kristina L.

Saturday 10th of August 2013

I am such a casual mom, jeans and a baby tee, or jean shorts and a tank, Every once in a while I want to look what I call cute :)


Monday 27th of May 2013

I just found your blog and I am loving it - following for sure! I need to make a comeback right now, I lost me somewhere along the way and I need help! Can't wait for your posts! :)


Saturday 25th of May 2013

I love the first tip. What a great idea and time saver!

Still Blonde after all these YEARS

Saturday 25th of May 2013

I never understand why Mom's think it's okay to go out and run around looking like slobs when it takes the same amount of time to put on a decent top and pants. Thanks for the cute reminder.


Saturday 25th of May 2013

Right?! Why do women do that? Before I leave the house I make sure that I look decent enough so that if I happen to run into anyone (think co-workers, ex-boyfriends, etc...) that I don't feel embarrassed!

April knocked up fabulous

Megan @mnmspecial

Saturday 25th of May 2013

Love that scarf with the top! Never would have put them together. Great tips. I hang mine with necklaces. I wish I was more put together though. I'll have to try harder :)

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