Happy Monday! We have another great Secrets of Stylish Moms today with Whitney of Eat Sleep Cuddle! Her site is a beautiful place showcasing her art, photography, cooking and seemingly seamless transition to parenthood. Whitney is mom to the cutest redhead 6 month old on the planet named Wyatt (who I’ve decided is already betrothed to Edie). Welcome, Whitney! Here’s how she makes being a new mom so cool…
Tell us about your postpartum style, Whitney!
Since becoming a mom I’ve definitely taken a more casual approach to getting dressed in the morning. The silk blouses in my closet don’t get much action anymore these days, but my collection of black tops, white T-shirts, and chambray is growing at an alarming rate! (Shh, don’t tell my husband.) They all go well with just a pair of jeans, and don’t take much time & effort. Lately I’ve subscribed to more simplicity in my style—out of necessity and also because it just comes naturally for me. I have a hard time with accessories for whatever reason. I never feel quite like myself, but jeans and a basic top with a classic necklace (and painted nails, don’t forget!) seem just right. In the past I used to feel like I was being boring with just a plain old outfit, but let bygones be bygones! There’s beauty in simplicity (in all aspects of life, not just clothing), so I’m going with it. I wear this kind of outfit very often…a button-up chambray to allow easy access for nursing, and a pair of high-waisted jeans that let me move around every which way without worrying if I’m letting anything show. “Mom jeans” are the best, and anything that is appropriate for the grocery store while also making it easy to get on the floor to play with my sweet baby deserves an A+ in my book.
What kind of fashion advice do you have for postpartum, in-between sizes new moms?
Regardless of what size you were compared to what size you are now, always be proud of yourself for what your body is capable of doing (carrying & delivering a baby!!). After I had Wyatt I was a big fan of leggings and flowy shirts & sweaters. Easy to move around in, not constricting at all, and very forgiving. Win-win-win!
Have you splurged on any item in your postpartum wardrobe?
These days I’m more likely to splurge on clothes for my baby boy, but if/when I do splurge for myself it’s always at Madewell.
Old reliable pair of jeans: A pair of OBEY skinny jeans I got from a secondhand store a couple years ago.
Go to accessory: My Helen Ficalora alphabet charm necklace (my husband gave it to me as a gift 5 years ago, and I still wear it every day!), and my Timex watch with the leather band my husband made.
Color: Back and/or white has been my go-to recently.