I’m still pretty new around here, but if you’ve had a glimpse of any of my posts, you may have caught onto the fact that I love comfort. I’m pretty much the exact opposite of glam — I prefer sweatshirts, most of my clothes oversized, and currently don’t even own a pair of heels (this shoe might change my mind, though)… but I still like to look put together and be intentional with what I wear.
So when I created a tiny human and needed quick and easy postpartum outfits to throw together in the morning, I naturally began reaching for my two favorite things: sweatshirts and mom jeans.
My Postpartum Momiform: A Crew Neck Sweatshirt, Mom Jeans & Shearling Birks
I came to find I didn’t just want any sweatshirt — it specifically had to be the crew neck sweatshirt (the most underrated clothing item of all time? perhaps). It’s the perfect combination of warmth, comfort and easy breezy style. Mom jeans have a near-exclusive reservation in my closet at the moment (what I define as a fitted high waist and loose in the legs), so grabbing those to pair has been simple — and ironically, very on-brand with this season of my life. Together, I found my perfect postpartum uniform. The Momiform.
Why The Crew Neck Sweatshirt Fits My Momiform Vibe
I make it sound like it was an effortless choice, but I must admit it took a bit of trial and error to realize the perfection that is the crew neck sweatshirt. Hooded sweatshirts have strings and too much extra fabric by the neck for it to be comfortable to carry baby around with one hand. Anything with a zipper has proven traumatic. It’s the middle of winter, so short sleeves are out of the question for me. A crew neck sweatshirt isn’t bulky, can be worn casual or tucked in, and is a worry-free landing spot for baby drool.
Finish The Outfit With These Shearling Birks
We can’t forget about the absolute dream creation of this house shoe. Around The Mom Edit team we joke about drunk shopping, you know, the purchases that are made after a few too many glasses of wine. Sometimes it looks like SIX pairs of leg warmers or maybe just something bizarre like this shrimp cocktail handbag. But when I was pregnant, I was guilty of a few insomnia-influenced purchases that would show up at my door without any memory of ordering them. Much like drunk shopping. That’s how these shearling Birks actually entered my life — and WOW was that the best hormonal-induced-amnesia purchase ever. I now LIVE in them, and they’re the perfect shoe for the Momiform.
This combination is foolproof — grab any cute crewneck sweater. Pull on some mom jeans. Slip into the Birks.
I’m officially a mom in a mom jean. Does that make them just…jeans?
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Grab that coffee, throw your hair in a bun, and enjoy your momiform!
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