Fashion Friday!

Plus Size Attire

Plus size clothing has come along way. Designers are finally realizing that plus size women want to look stylish and trendy just like everyone else. More designers are coming out with great looking plus size clothing. The styles are more up to date and are better fitting. As a plus size woman you want to be sure that you are dressing for your body type. Just because the style is available for purchase doesn’t mean you should buy it unless you are sure it will work on your body type. Be honest with yourself. Try things on and look in the mirror, front and back, and be sure that you feel good wearing it. If you’re not comfortable in your clothing, others will notice. Again, know your body type and dress accordingly. Have fun!

 

Fashion Friday!

Today, I’m celebrating the style of Plus Size women.  It can be hard sometimes to find stylish clothing if you’re plus size, but more and more designers are being more mindful of you.  I’m seeing more stylish clothing in the stores and online for sizes 14 and up. Their selling more styles that are up to date and follow the trends of the season, instead of just being basic.

You don’t have to be a size 2 to look stylish and fashionable.  Learn to mix trends and styles to work for your body type.

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Fashion Friday!

Fashion Friday Question:

Courtney – What are your thoughts on basics for a SAHM like myself? I can’t seem to find a good balance of comfort and style. And I’d love to see a post on for dressing kiddos! I never know when to splurge or when to pass.

Chevelle – Courtney, this is a great question. Stay at home Moms want to look stylish and fashion forward just like any other mom.  You have a job that never ends, but you can still be cute and comfortable while doing it.  You should stick to the basics.  Don’t try to over think what you’re going to wear each day.  Before you can select a wardrobe, you should consider what type of activities you’re involved in during the day.  Do you have little ones that you take to the park and on play dates for lunch or do you have school aged kids and you volunteer in some capacity at their school or somewhere else in the neighborhood? Your daily schedule will dictate what type of attire you should have.

As for dressing your little ones.  See my most recent blog post Baby Boy’s-Got-Swag.

Below are some basic examples to help you jump start your SAHM wardrobe.

Basics:

  • Leggings in basic colors and prints
  • Tunics to wear with your leggings, because no matter what size you are, leggings are not pants

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  • Blue jeans – whatever style fits you best

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  • Palazzo pants – these are so comfortable and can easily be dressed up or down

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  • T-shirts of different colors (especially a white one) – try to pay a little bit more for some of your T-shirts so they don’t wear out as fast. Also, they don’t have to be your basic t-shirts. You can find different styles and shapes depending on your body type

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  • A few “pretty shirts”. These are shirts that you can add to your jeans, palazzo pants or leggings that dress them up a bit if you need to step out to an event.

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  • Shoes are important. They can make or break your outfit. You should have a pair of trendy tennis shoes, ballet flats, sandals, a pair of comfortable heels and even a cute pair of flip flops. Think of your shoes as accessories to add a punch to your outfit.
  • A scarf and cute earrings can dress up a t-shirt without much thought.

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  • A go-to dress (short or maxi) that is solid in color that can easily be dressed up with any accessories you might have on hand.  If you choose a print dress, be sure it goes with items you already have at home.

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  • A jean jacket.  Whether its cool or not, a jean jacket can add a bit of class to a simple dress

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Courtney,  I hope this is enough information to get you started on becoming one of the best dressed SAHM’s