How’s an artsy mom supposed to translate the “indie” style of her twenties into a mom-uniform functional enough to keep up with the kiddos and worthy of her creative sensibilities? Naomi got it spot on with mixed prints, a layered look and fab boots. She writes:
Dear Molly and Shana,
I’ve been wanting to thank you ladies for some time now. As a former theatre teacher and current stay-at-home mom of two boys, I’ve had a hard time switching up my “indie” 20-something style into a 30-something mom style (without looking like a bag lady or fashion victim!). Fashion magazines just confuse me and don’t seem mom-friendly, so I googled “mom fashion blog” about a year and a half ago and found aintnomomjeans. I love your down-to-earth instructions and I’ve learned so much. I still shop at thrift stores and second-hand stores, but I do it more wisely and pair my findings with investment jeans (J-brand!) and great boots. I wish you guys were around in my 20’s. It feels great to leave the house looking good and it’s a handy way to channel my creativity. I also find that I don’t need to shop as much now that I’ve found my “mom uniform”.
I’ve shared your blog with so many women! You’re providing a wonderful service to women.
We’re loving Naomi’s casual day look and her adorable mix of polka dots and stripe prints on top with her fab J Brand skinnies and flats. This is a perfect day mom-uniform—by incorporating funky mixed prints in black and white, what otherwise would have been a traditional t-shirt and jeans outfit stands out and looks polished while staying comfortable and functional for a day at the pumpkin patch with her sweet baby boy.
Her rocker-chic date night ensemble hits the mark with a pop of color and pattern from a mustard knit scarf and super-current tribal print dress. Again, the look is functional (Ms. Naomi definitely won’t freeze in her moto jacket, tights and rockin’ boots) put together, and reflects her indie vibe while staying on-trend and age appropriate. LOVE.
Naomi, thanks for the kind words and for sending these fab pics of your mom fashion. Keep ‘em comin’, Mamas! We adore featuring real moms, but we (ok, I) do so loathe stopping you on the street : )!