Let’s admit it.
It can be hard to feel stylish as a stay-at-home mum. Between laundry, dishes, and picking up toys off the floor for the millionth time, it feels like you don’t have time for anything else.
But believe it or not, there are some simple daily and long-term habits that you can adopt to help you look put together and fabulous – even on days when all you want to do is wear your pajamas all day long!
In this post, we will discuss 15 good habits that any stay-at-home mom can implement in her mom routine to look fabulous, smell incredible, and feel fantastic every day.
Okay, let’s get to it.
Here are the 15 good habits for stay-at-home moms to look and feel well-put-together.
Tip 01: Shower and get dressed
Almost every parent knows that the day-to-day demands of raising children can be exhausting. But for stay-at-home moms, the non-stop juggling act can often leave little time for self-care, let alone a shower.
However, if you want to feel confident and beautiful, taking a shower and getting dressed is one of the best daily habits you can adopt to help you feel put together as a stay-at-home mom. With a quick 20-min morning routine, you can start your day off feeling fresh, looking fab, and ready to tackle motherhood.
Even if you don’t have anything else planned for the day, putting on a dress or some nice slacks is enough to make you feel snappy and polished. And if you’re feeling really low on energy, try throwing on a pair of cute yoga pants and a comfortable top – just make sure you’re not wearing your PJs!
Tip 02: Wear clean clothes
Let’s be honest. As a stay-at-home mom, you might not have time for a lot of primping and pampering. However, that doesn’t mean you get a pass to look frumpy every day.
So, if your goal is to smell nice all day and look stunning while grinding at this motherhood gig, I’ve got the perfect solution for you. Put on clean clothes every day.
I know this sounds obvious, but it’s easy to wear the same clothes for more than a day when you’re busy running errands and suffocating under endless house chores.
But considering the bacteria, sweat, and odor that builds up on your clothes daily, it’s wise to wear clean clothes every day. Wearing clean clothes is a daily habit you must implement to look polished and stylish every day, with minimal effort.
Another fabulous tip, apart from wearing clean clothes, you might go the extra mile and use a fabric deodorizer on your clean laundry or add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil to your wash. So, if you’ve been having a challenging time looking polished as a stay-at-home mom, put on a clean, unwrinkled outfit and see how fly and confident you look. Trust me.
Tip 03: Take care of your skin
How do some stay-at-home moms look so put together?
I bet you’ve asked yourself that question a couple of times as you scrambled to get out of the door in the morning with a baby on your hip and a toddler clutching your leg. The answer, I have realized, is a good skincare routine.
While it may seem like a luxury to spend time on my appearance when there are so many other demands on my time, I have found that taking care of my skin makes me feel more confident and put together, even on days when everything else feels chaotic. A daily skincare routine does not need to be elaborate or time-consuming; even a few simple steps can make a big difference.
This means washing your face every night, using a moisturizer, and applying sunscreen when necessary. By taking care of your skin and making it a daily habit, you’ll not only look better, but you’ll also feel better – and who doesn’t want that?
Tip 04: Wear a little makeup
While you don’t need to wear a full face of makeup every day, wearing a little bit of makeup can help you feel more put together. And if you don’t feel comfortable wearing a lot of makeup, start with simply applying some mascara and a tinted lip balm. This will help brighten your face and make you look more awake.
Tip 05: If the clothes don’t fit, stop wearing them
How can moms look attractive?
Is it possible for moms to show off their new curves without trying “too hard”? How can a mom look gorgeous while at home with the kids? The answer is simple: by wearing clothes that fit their new body.
As a mom, it’s tempting to try and squeeze into your pre-baby jeans and outfits. I’ve done it before, several times. But the sad reality is that instead of looking good, I looked frumpy and sloppy.
So this year, I’ve decided only to wear clothes that fit my body well. This means wearing clothes that hug my curves in all the right places and aren’t too baggy or oversized. You know what? By wearing clothes that fit your body well, you’ll look more put together and stylish and feel more comfortable (which honestly beats being trendy, hands down!)
Tip 06: Invest in some good quality clothes
From experience, one of the best ways to look stylish as a stay-at-home mum is by having a capsule wardrobe with several high-quality items. You’ll not only look stunning, but your revamped mom clothes will survive the wear and tear of parenting small kiddos.
The first step is in decluttering your wardrobe. Go ahead and get rid of any clothes that you don’t wear anymore or don’t suit your style.
The next step is finding high-quality mom outfits that accentuate your new shape and definitely fit your budget.
We’re not talking about any outfits but realistic stay-at-home mom outfits that will make it easy for you to breastfeed, run after your kids, and comfortably run errands without having to adjust your clothes all the time.
Instead of trying to fit your curves into your “One day, I’ll be thinner” jeans, invest in a few pairs of mom jeans. Mom jean outfits are a stable piece of clothing you need when building your stay-at-home capsule wardrobe. You can never go wrong with a couple of camis on hand, which you pair perfectly with high-waisted mom jeans, skirts, shorts, etc.
Honestly, a good pair of jeans is a must-have for any mom. They’re versatile, comfortable, and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. So if you don’t already have a good pair of jeans in your wardrobe, consider investing in a pair. Your beautiful new body deserves a great fit.
If you need more tips on casual mom outfits, here’s a video to help you out.
Tip 07: Get your hair done
Every woman knows the importance of feeling confident and looking her best. For some women, that means regular trips to the hair salon. But for a busy stay-at-home mom, finding time to get her hair done can be a real challenge.
Fortunately, if you don’t have time to make it to the salon often, you can implement a few good habits at home to take care of your hair and help you look your best as a stay-at-home mom.
Firstly, it’s important to shampoo and condition your hair regularly. This will help to keep your hair clean and healthy-looking. Secondly, make sure to trim your split ends regularly. This will prevent your hair from looking frazzled and help it grow longer and stronger.
Finally, consider getting a low maintenance haircut to make your life more manageable. Even if you can’t make it to the salon every month, a few well-placed snips can make a big difference to ensure that your hair looks healthy and shiny – keep the bad hair days at bay.
So, if you’ve been wondering, “How can I look more feminine at home?” now you know the secret.
Tip 08: Wear accessories
Adding a few accessories to your outfit can also help you look put together. This could mean wearing a statement necklace, a colorful scarf, or fun earrings. By adding accessories, you’ll add some personality to your outfit and make it look more intentional.
Tip 09: Exercise
One of the best ways to feel good about yourself is to exercise, and this is especially true when you’re a stay-at-home mum. And it’s pretty challenging trying to fit a workout in your day once the kids are up and running.
So, the best way to make exercise a daily habit is by having it as part of your morning routine. You might wake up an hour before the kids and go to the gym or have a run.
By exercising regularly, you’ll not only boost your energy levels, but you’ll also feel more confident and happy. Find a daily exercise routine that works for you, and stick to it!
Tip 10: Eat healthy
Another good daily habit to help you feel good about yourself is to eat healthy. This means eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. By eating healthy, you’ll feel better, plus have more energy to keep up with your kids.
Tip 11: Wear lipstick
When was the last time you put on lipstick?
Let’s face it, the daily grind of being a stay-at-home mom can be pretty unglamorous. Between the never-ending laundry, the constant messes, and the endless stream of kids’ activities, it’s easy to let your own sense of style fall by the wayside.
But believe it or not, you can be a stylish stay-at-home mom – and all it takes is a little bit of effort. One simple way to instantly look more pulled together is by putting on lipstick. Whether you go for a bright pop of color or a more subdued shade, lipstick will help you look polished and put-together – even if you’re wearing yoga pants and a messy bun.
And if lipstick is not your cup of tea, a colored lip gloss is a great alternative to add some color to your face and highlight your look.
Tip 12: Wear a light fragrance
Another great way to feel put together is by wearing a light fragrance. By wearing a scent that you love, you’ll instantly feel more confident and put together. So next time you’re getting ready for the day, spritz on some of your favorite perfume or cologne to help you feel your best.
I prefer a body mist because the scent is light and not overpowering as a perfume, making it perfect when at home and around my toddler.
Side note: If you have a newborn, it’s best to skip the fragrances altogether.
Tip 13: Get your nails done
I can’t be the only one who feels confident and feminine when I get a pedicure or a manicure. I love the way my nails look when they’re freshly done, and I feel more put together and polished.
So if you’re looking for a way to feel more put together as a stay-at-home mom, consider getting your nails done. This doesn’t have to be a weekly thing – every few weeks should do the trick.
And if you can’t afford to go to a salon, consider doing it yourself at home. There are plenty of fabulous nail polish brands that will help you achieve the look you’re going for.
Tip 14: Shave and wax regularly
If you’re looking for the perfect way to look well put together as a stay-at-home mum, it’s time you add shaving and waxing to whatever mom routine you have going on.
And I bet you’re probably thinking, “Who has time to shave their legs and armpits with kids running around, and dishes piling up on the sink?” Well, I get it.
However, taking the time to shave/wax your legs and underarms can make a big difference in how you look and feel. Not only will you feel more confident, but you’ll not have to second guess yourself every time you think of wearing a tank top or shorts.
Depending on how fast your hair grows, finding a routine that works for you is key. For some moms, that means shaving their legs in the shower every other day, while for others, it might mean setting aside time for a weekly waxing session.
Tip 15: Take care of your mental health
As a mom, a huge part of your daily routine involves taking care of your family. And it’s easy to forget about yourself. But you know what? Part of feeling well-put-together as a mom means taking care of your mental health.
This means taking some time for yourself every day to relax and de-stress. Whether you do this by reading a book, taking a bath, or meditating, make sure you find time each day to take care of your mental health.
How to look Stylish and Fabulous as a Stay at home Mom: 15 Good Habits to implement
So there you have it – 15 good habits that you can start implementing right not to look polished and well-put-together as a stay-at-home mom.
By following these tips, you’ll not only look good, but you’ll also feel great about yourself. So go ahead and give them a try!
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