Want to dress like a “cool mom”? Want for your children and their friends to think that your fashion sense is “the bomb”? Want for all of their parents to envy your style and your ability to rock it?
I will tell you the one thing that you ABSOLUTELY need to do to dress like a cool mom. Are you ready for it? Here it is…
You need to dress like yourself!
Yep. That’s it. It’s that simple. You need to dress in a way that makes you feel free, happy, and confident. That is how you dress like the cool mom.
Why? Because the “cool mom” is the one who doesn’t give a hoot about how others think she should dress. The cool mom is the mom who dresses comfortably and in a way that makes her smile. The cool mom is the mom who feels comfortable in her own skin, even if her skin is more stretched and saggy since having children. The cool mom is the mom who knows, and reminds herself, that what is important is not actually the price of her clothes or whether or not she is dressing according to current trends. She is the mom that knows that the absolute most important part of her and what makes her “cool,” is what is underneath those clothes.
For so many of us, having children really alters our body composition. Pregnancy, the whole birthing process and of course parenting in general also affects our confidence — confidence in our self — in our appearance and our self-awareness. Maybe it is our lack of time and energy that causes us mothers to feel as though we are faltering in how we are presenting ourselves to the world, but more often than not, we are getting it right.
And, do you know why we are getting right? Because even when we are not fashionable, even when our clothes are too tight or too loose or even when we are still wearing yesterday’s pants, we are rocking it. We are rocking it, just like we are rocking motherhood.
Give yourself a break. Give yourself a piece of chocolate. Give yourself the title of “cool mom” because you are one. And, give yourself some props and some well-deserved credit for exemplifying to your children that what makes a person really, truly cool is not their hairstyle, their brand of jeans, or the style of their shirt. You are teaching them that the person beneath all of that, the values that they hold, and the facets of their personality are the only things that earn them the title of being “cool”.
How do you dress like a “cool mom”? You dress like you and you freakin’ rock it.