Being a mom is hard. With all the meal prep, laundry, homework, cuddles, and after-school activities (here’s to the future Karen Kains and Michael Jordans out there), any mom knows there are days when ‘dressing to impress’ simply becomes ‘dressing.’ Period. [But] even though things move at the speed of lightning, personal style shouldn’t be abandoned. -FashionMagazine.com
I remember the days when my son was little. If a top didn't have spit on it, and I could still get into it, I was good to go. I stopped caring, for a while, about whether I looked good or not and taking care of my son was my only priority.
True story: it was my mom who both urged me to go to the hairdresser and made the appointment for me, when she saw that I was not responding to her offer with anything like excitement.
And even as motherhood became a little less overwhelming for me, I was much more concerned about whether or not something was comfortable than whether or not it was fashionable. I had lost all sense of what my style even was.
Starting Over with Style
I think it's normal and common to get to the point where the dust clears and it feels like you're at the starting point again with style. So I suggest not diving into the deep end. Start slowly.
Consider finding a uniform of sorts, one that you know flatters you. It could be an outfit that starts with jeans and a top. But if the colors are right, and the shoes work and you add the earrings or a scarf, suddenly, you've got a look.
And then, you take your look-that-works & begin to build a small capsule wardrobe.
Capsule Wardrobe Tips
(1) Keep it Small - until you know it works well for you, start small, with maybe two tops, one pair of jeans & one pair of pants.
(2) Focus on Color - choose colors that not only go well together, but are flattering on you. And again, I'd start small, with maybe one main color and an accent. You might buy a pair of earrings that match your main color & stop there until you feel more certain of this capsule.
(3) Easy Access - place them all near each other in your closet, and for now, move everything else out of the way. Getting dressed in the morning will become much easier, if you can grab it and go.