My Spring Momiform Style

by - April 15, 2021

Have you guys heard of a "momiform?" It's basically a 'uniform' for moms. That sounds pretty boring, huh? Like you wear the same thing day after day. Well, I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be!

Momiform is an ugly word that describes your everyday style as a mom. A momiform is your go-to combination of clothing pieces. The best momiforms are the perfect mix of style and functionality, meaning they're easy to move around in when you're running errands or chasing after kids but still look like a real outfit.

Not sure if you can pull off that balance of style and practicality? Today's post is all about expressing your personal style while still dressing in a way that's conducive to your current lifestyle...all using outfits I've worn in the past week. It's a Real Outfit Roundup with a purpose!

Let's get started, shall we?

Sizing info: I'm 5'2" with an athletic build. I typically wear size medium or 6/8 in tops and dresses, size 6 in pants and skirts, and size 7 in shoes.

Shirt: Target / Jeans: Aeropostale / Shoes: Walmart

We'll start with the most basic of my momiforms - jeans and a t-shirt. I wore this while I was distributing magazines on a rainy day. Even though this outfit is simple, you can still pinpoint my personal style in the details. Instead of a plain, boring t-shirt, I picked a band tee (hint: I only wear bands I actually enjoy), and instead of the typical skinny jean, I picked a looser pair that has some distressing. You'll also notice that I rolled the bottoms, which is pretty much my go-to for every pair of jeans I wear. My sneakers, while offering practicality on a day where I did a lot of moving, are a nod at a more recent style choice.

Shirt: Old Navy / Jeans: Old Navy / Shoes: ShoeDazzle

I like to call this my elevated momiform. It stays true to a casual pair of jeans, this time in a non-distressed boyfriend style, but instead of a basic t-shirt I'm wearing a blouse, and I stepped up my shoe game (get it?) with a pair of wedges. I wore this for Alexis's birthday party, and trips to two stores beforehand.

Skinny jeans have been on a downward trend lately, both in my closet and in real life. I tend to reach for my boyfriend jeans most days. I like this straight style. They're more forgiving than my skinnies and way easier to move around in, plus I have an easier time pairing them with different shoes.

Shirt: Old Navy / Jeans: Old Navy / Belt: Amazon / Shoes: Amazon

Back to the basic jeans and a t-shirt combo, but see how this outfit looks more polished? The changes are subtle but they make a big difference. A belt almost always makes an outfit seem more intentional, even if you don't do a full tuck. And my slides feel more put together than sneakers, like they're on another level even though they're really just as casual. This was another 'magazine distribution' outfit, by the way.

Dress: Amazon / Vest: ShoeDazzle (similar) / Belt: Target (similar)

Oh, maxi dresses, how I love you. They are the epitome of the 'throw on and go' outfit, which is what makes them so great. You don't have to put much thought into your outfit with a maxi dress, but a maxi dress by itself often feels like just a dress, whereas when you add a few extra elements it feels like an outfit.

Step one: add a belt. It instantly adds structure to the dress without taking away from its awesomeness. Honestly, if this is the only step you follow, that's okay!

Step two: add a finishing piece, like my vest (or if it's still cold where you are, a jacket or sweater). This is totally optional. You can also play around with scarfs or handkerchiefs.

Step three: put a little effort into your shoe choice. Sure, a pair of slides would work here, but the wedges are the perfect punctuation point for the rest of the outfit, don't you think?

Dress: Old Navy (similar) / Shirt: Target / Shoes: DSW

Last but not least, my ultimate momiform. There's just something about a graphic tee layered over a dress and finished off with sneakers. It screams "trendy" but still gives you so much room to move.

This can't be done with every dress you own, unfortunately, but it works extremely well with sleeveless ones. The trick to picking the best graphic tee is all in the colors. They don't have to be exact matches but coordination is key. If you couldn't tell, red was my common denominator here.

Well, that's it for this round of Real Outfit Roundup. I hope my momiforms help inspire you to branch out a little in your own style. Remember, mom style doesn't have to be boring!

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