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5 Fashion Tips for New Mothers

As women our bodies go through a lot of changes. And after we give birth, it takes a while before we can go back to our former selves. That is why these fashion tips for new mothers are so useful.

Having kids is wonderful, but when it comes to keeping up with fashion, you need to make sure you take extra care in the choices you make. Yes, you may have added a little since then, but there some nifty fashion tricks that can help you keep your not-so-flattering side out of view. Here are a few fashion tips that I have tried out.

 

Embrace loose fitting dresses

 

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After giving birth, it is quite normal to have a little bulge in the tummy. While you are working on coming back to your slimmer figure, make loose fitting dresses your friends.

A loose fitting dress will hide all those extra pounds that come with being pregnant and give the illusion of being fit. A lovely loose flowing sleeveless dress makes a wonderful outfit during the summer, but if it’s a little cold outside, then wearing a sweater would help without damaging your style.

 

Opt for three-quarter sleeves

 

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You know those flabby parts of our arms that we can’t help looking at? Well, when you become a mom, it is possible that while adding a couple of pounds, some of them ended up there. The good news is that three-quarter sleeves make a great way to disguise them from view.

A top or a lovely dress with three-quarters sleeves would be an excellent choice for new mothers as it may be a bit challenging to cover those arms. With three-quarters, you no longer have to be self-conscious about the size of your arms but rather relax and enjoy being stylish.

 

Elongate with high waist trousers or skirts

This is by far one of my favourite hacks. High waist trousers and skirts play a dual role in helping new moms stay trendy. First, the high waist helps to elongate your body making you look slimmer. The next thing high waist trousers or skirts do is to hide your tummy which is the place new mothers feel the most self-conscious.

 

Mind your necklines

This may be hard to believe but the neckline of your top or dress can make or break your style. As a new mom you need to choose clothes that help to flatter your assets but hide the few pounds that come with pregnancy.

That is why you need to make sure you avoid plunging necklines or turtlenecks as they will work against you by highlighting your weight. However, a nice V-neck can make a huge difference as it makes you look a lot slimmer.

 

Get comfy in a long knit cardigan

Cardigans are not only comfy and warm during the winter, they’re also great at keeping your stomach area out of view. But a long cardigan does a good job hiding them while making you look put together and stylish.

A long cardigan over a nice pair of jeans makes an excellent combination. You can make the look more laid back and casual by pushing the sleeves up to make them look like three-quarter sleeves.

 

What do you think of these fashion tips for new mothers? Have you tried any of them?

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Easy Ways to Add some Fun to your Wardrobe

Whether we like it or not, even the most stylish people can end up feeling uninspired by their clothing selection. With a busy lifestyle comes a uniform of the same old items, and less time to think about putting together an eye-catching look. Luckily, sprucing up your clothing selection can be much easier than you’d think, and doesn’t always require a complete wardrobe makeover. Take a look at these easy tips on how to add some fun to your wardrobe.

 

Introduce some print

Print is one of the easiest ways to spruce up even the most bland ensemble. Either introduce an element of print to your ensemble with a detailed collar of hemline, or go bold and mix up a variety of clashing patterns. Polka dots, stripes and gingham are all great patterns to go for, being a big trend at the moment and versatile enough to be dressed up or down.

 

Clash your colours

Brightly coloured clothing is the epitome of ‘fun’, so make sure you bring a few colourful pieces into your wardrobe! This could be as simple as pairing a bright blue hooded rain mac with a pink dress, or clashing a yellow shirt with some red jeans for an eye catching look. Experiment with colours to see which ones you feel suit you most, and look out for any new items in this shade.

 

 

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Add bold accessories

If you can’t help but feel most comfortable in toned down shades and styles, try adding some instant fun to your look with quirky accessories. Look out for big bold earrings, statement necklaces, patterned handbags and bright scarves to pair with your ensemble for a super easy way to take your outfit to the next level.

 

Leave your comfort zone

While you might not be the most daring when it comes to fashion choices, it’s important to leave your comfort zone every now and then in order to make an impact. This could mean switching your usual white t-shirt for a bold slogan tee, going for jeans with embroidered detail or wearing a top with a quirky off the shoulder style.

 

Don’t forget footwear

If you’re prone to throwing on the same old black flats or worn out trainers, think about sprucing up your look with a statement pair of shoes. You’d be surprised how much impact the right pair of shoes can have on an outfit, and there are lots of great styles out there that are perfect for adding a fun element. Think about pairing some bright coloured pumps with a pair of jeans for a bold twist on an everyday look.

 

How are you adding some fun to your wardrobe this season?

 

 

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The Essential Guide to Dressing for an Interview

The first impression is one of the most important parts of an interview. Your resume and cover letter may get you in the door, but your in-person meeting will be the make or break factor. Since we know that putting together a stylish and professional outfit doesn’t exactly come naturally to everyone, here are a few guidelines to follow when preparing for an interview.

 

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Dress for the Job

 

You want to dress for the job that you are actually interviewing for; if you’re interviewing for a barista job at the new, hip coffee shop in town, you don’t need to show up in a business suit, but if you’re in a more professional setting, you’ll want to look the part.

 

Add Details

 

Add elements into your outfit that reflect specific traits that you can bring to the position. For instance, does the position require someone who is incredibly detail-oriented? Then maybe add in a few impeccable details to your look that will stand out, like a perfectly placed pin on your blouse or a pair of polished cufflinks. There’s one statement piece you can’t forgo: the statement watch. Everyone needs a staple timepiece—look punctual and polished in one easy step. Browse the selection of gold watches for men and women from MVMT to find something that complements your new office-worthy digs.

 

Wear a Blouse that Fits

 

If you’re opting for a blouse, keep it simple with a neutral option that fits well. Women often make the mistake of getting a blouse that’s too tight or too loose. Tight blouses can pull in the chest and make moving difficult, while loose blouses look baggy and unflattering. If you find it difficult to pick out the right blouse, purchase a larger size and get it tailored to fit you perfectly. Pair it with a sleek pencil skirt or ironed trousers to complete the look.

 

Add Shoes

 

Whether you choose to wear heels or flats, make sure your footwear is clean and polished. If you want to wear a pair of heels, make sure they’re not scuffed from your night out. Wear a pair that’s comfortable to walk in and won’t distract you while you wait for your interview. Nobody wants to think of pinched toes or blisters during their interview, so make sure your shoes are worn-in before the big day.

 

Wear Appropriate Makeup

 

Unless you’re interviewing for a fashion job, keep it simple with the makeup. Save the intense cat eye makeup and red lipstick for nighttime and go for a subtler look.  Stay away from distracting colors and wear neutral tones that accentuate your features. One simple way to keep your makeup from looking too dramatic is to apply it in the natural light. Hold a vanity mirror up to the window and apply your makeup accordingly.

 

Accessories

 

Keep your accessories understated. Choose a simple bracelet, stud earrings, and delicate necklace to pull your look together. If your outfit is neutral, choose accessories with a little more sparkle or color to give your look more interest.

 

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Manicure

Your interviewer likely won’t be looking at your fingers with a magnifying glass, but nobody likes to see dirty nails. If you’ve been neglecting your nails, it may be time for a manicure. Go for neutral nudes, pinks, or even red for a pop of color. Your nails need more than color; they also need to be trimmed and filed.

 

Hair

 

Check your hair before your interview. Leaning your head against the car seat, a gust of wind, or fluffing your hair before an interview can lead strands astray. Bring a hair tie, hairspray, or bobby pins just in case you need a quick touch up.

 

Follow these style guidelines and you’ll pull off a cool, professional look sure to get you noticed for all the right reasons. Nail the first impression and walk in with confidence so you can land your job.

 

 

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