Makeover Ideas for Moms: Quick Fashion Tips for Busy Women

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There can be no denying that modern moms are busier than ever before. Today’s moms frequently juggle caring for children, working full-time, and potentially homeschooling or caring for elderly parents. Enter the busy mom makeover. There are simple things that even the busiest moms can do to enhance their appearance, boost their mood, and ensure they always look great, even during the winter months.

Personal Style Is a Creative Outlet

In this mad rush of never-ending responsibilities and obligations, it’s no wonder that few moms feel like they can put in the right amount of effort needed to enhance their appearance. Selecting the right outfit and doing one’s hair and makeup takes time, which might be the most precious and scarce commodity in a mom’s life. BUT – and this is a big but – personal style and expression are a tremendous creative outlet, which often positively impacts mental health. And every woman knows, when you look great, you feel confident. And that confidence can make any mom feel ready to take on the world.

Caring for Yourself Helps You Better Care for Others

If we don’t take care of ourselves in ways that make us feel like a human and not only like a source for food and a means for diaper changes, then we won’t be able to really happily take care of everything else in our lives. It’s the same concept as putting your oxygen mask on first on the plan and then placing one on your kids. If you pass out because you can’t breathe, how are you going to save the lives of others.

There is a strong connection between self-care and happiness with one’s life. Without taking that time out to truly put effort into looking great and feeling confident, how could any mom feel ready to tackle a mountain of chores and tasks every single day? She can’t.

Simple Makeover Ideas for Moms

The good news is, mom’s don’t have to succomb to the day-to-day pressures of neglecting themselves while only serving others.  In fact, every busy mom deserves to make time for herself. So consider these few mom makeover tips that can leave even the most tired moms feeling like a reinvigorated “hot momma.”

  1. Clear the clutter. You can amp up your routine by getting rid of things you haven’t worn in a long time. We all have pieces in our closets that we no longer wear (and maybe a few that don’t fit right anymore). And we aren’t doing ourselves any justice by holding onto them. They are a reminder of who we were – not who we are now. Ditch these clothes and clear out your closet. Getting rid of the clutter can be great for mental health.
  2. Look for modern trends already in your closet. Anyone who’s into fashion will tell you that trends are circular. Things go out of style and they come back into style. Looking at current fall trends, button downs, power pants, vests, and matched outfits are all making a resurgence. If you have pieces like this in your closet, pull them out and put them on. You will look like a fashionista with minimal effort and no extra investment.
  3. Wear fall colors. While most people think of browns and grays as the traditional fall colors, this year’s fall colors include many bright and vibrant colors. Look for bright blues, purples, pinks, and yellows for the fall. This bright look certainly isn’t the drab look we typically associate with fall. But the bright colors can definitely make you feel fun and look like a million bucks!
  4. Go shopping. After you have made some room in your closet, it’s time to replace the items you got rid of with new clothes. You can identify the direction you want to take your closet – maybe by adding more solid pieces, vibrant colors, or prints and find pieces that make you feel like a million bucks.
  5. Don’t forget the accessories. Details like shoes, purses, accent pieces, and even under garments can make your whole look. While shopping, pick up a few of these items. They are an easy way to make a fashion statement and take your look to the next level. And while you are at it, pick up some new makeup and hair products. Switching up your routine can help you to feel refreshed and bring new elements to your style.
  6. Follow your instinct. When many women feel the need to shake up their looks, they identify with what’s trending. Try a different strategy. Who cares about what’s trending? What SHOULD be trending is whatever makes us happy as women, mothers, and the souls of this planet. My favorite current things include hot yoga, movie nights with the family, and non-predictable layers that include dresses, blazers, and sweaters.

Whether she believes it or not, any mom can be a hot mom. And the first step is feeling like a hot mom, which can only happen by putting that time into self-care. Refresh your look with a mom makeover now and then. It’s sure to make a world of difference!

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Farissa Knox is a mom, leading image consultant, producer, and entrepreneur. Founder and CEO of RLM Media, an integrated marketing and communications advertising agency, and WhatRUWearing (WRUW) Productions, Farissa is a visionary creative executive, passionate storyteller and tastemaker – who is passionate about her fashion sense. An accomplished director and executive producer, her content and on-air appearances span NBC Chicago to Amazon Prime. In its second season, her reality show “PRGirl” showcases the grit and grind behind the lifestyle, fashion, and beauty sectors in the PR industry. From writing to designing, speaking, and creative development, Farissa draws inspiration from real life with a mission to change the social narrative and empower diverse, authentic characters.

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