The "Momiform" Diaries: Pattern Mixing
This installment of "The 'Momiform' Diaries" is all about pattern mixing. I know this is a lot for some to handle but once you get the hang of it and you know what patterns to mix then you can turn that boring mom uniform into a serisously stylish but comfortable outfit.
top: bb dakota (this top is available online through urban outfitters ....but if you live in the triangle fab'rik has it $13 cheaper!!)
Start with the print on the shirt. If you feel more comfortable trying new things then don't be afraid to do a trendy print like this aztec blouse. If you aren't up for trying trends then stick to classics like stripes, polka dots and even subtle animal prints. (Note: prints that mix black and brown are genious for pattern mixing)
Shorts: Nicole Miller Indego Africa
Make sure that the pattern on the bottom is around the same size as the pattern on the top. Also, its important that the colors in both patterns "go" together but they don't have to match. I suggest starting with a top and shorts first so that the patterns don't overwhelm you, then you can move on to pants and such.
Shoes: Minnetonka Moccasins (avaiable pretty much everywhere these days but mine are from endless.com)
As with all "momiforms" cute, comfy shoes are a must...like these moccasins. But beware, I would only suggest moccasins when going for a tribal or western theme...if I see you out in them with an ill fitting t-shirt and mom jeans I will be seriously upset (does anyone remember when the 15 year old mall girls adopted that look?)
The Finishing Touch
Necklace: Stella & Dot Lillith Fringe Necklace
To pull the look together an interesting statement necklace is the perfect touch...if you have time add some bangles and lipstick (but if you don't, which lets face it you probably won't, don't sweat it, you are a mom...you are pretty awesome already :) )