Don’t feel like reading this whole thing? Watch my video to see all three looks come together in under five minutes.
So, life. I’d give you an update but I don’t have much to say. The husband (aka the photographer) works from home. We take pictures together at random (like here where we ran out our front door real quick and then the sun came out and ruined our last look). We homeschool the children and shuttle them around to different activities. We feed them- a lot. And, we talk about fashion. Poor husband because really a lot of our conversations this fall revolve around which shoes I need next (you’d think by now I’d have one of everything but I so don’t).
Sometimes, the monotony of stay at home parent life needs to be broken up by something. Lucky for me my husband enjoys taking photos (he has since before we met and this joint blogging venture has given him time and motivation to really grow his talent) and I enjoy writing. And fashion. It gives us something to work on together that doesn’t always involve the kids. Plus, he likes shoes almost as much as I do- a man who really likes dressing my feet- I may have hit the jackpot! He’s a fan of the combat look so when I decided to tackle how to dress these boots three ways for fall, he was not at all put out to take a few minutes out of our busy day to shoot some pictures even if it was just out our front door.
Let’s talk fashion. Mommy fashion. I’m not going to tackle the runway, unless it’s diaper lined and thumps to the beat of Paw Patrol, it’s just not on my radar (I mean don’t get me wrong I looooooove that kind of fashion too, it’s just not a part of real life right now- someday). And, these looks are easy breezy, and so different. All it takes is a basic outfit, versatile shoes, and swapping out your outerwear. I didn’t even do jewelry for this one because I wanted to show you how easy it is to take a simple formula and wear it over and over.
Jacket: c/o Aventura (similar), use code MOMMYINFLATS for 20% off your first purchase
First of all, start with neutrals. Black and white are always in style. Paired with denim you have a good foundation. When it comes to shoes, I like to focus on classic styles that can be worn multiple ways. I feel like combat boots can toughen up a feminine dress (or lace in this case) or keep it rock and roll with leather leggings. Comfortiva is made for women on the go which makes them perfect for moms. You won’t see me hobbling around with blisters after a day out in these made to move boots. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m a shoe addict and when I find a brand I like, I live in them. Comfortiva is on the short list with super soft footbeds and amazing styles. Okay promo over (honestly, though they sent me these shoes, I don’t get a commission or anything on sales- I just really love them!), back to expanding your wardrobe without stuffing your closet.
For fall and winter, you can play around with coats and scarves to give you different looks. My favorite of these three was the buffalo plaid because it really made my complexion pop. Don’t mind the over sunny vibes of the fuzzy scarf- the sun is playing peek a boo with us this fall but I’m not complaining, I’ll take the vitamin D when I can get it. From soft and feminine with a light floral to warm utility, switching up your jacket and scarf can really give you a little punch to the look. If you’re not into bulking up your winter coat collection, try just swapping out the scarf.
Real life can be hard but dressing warmly while staying put together shouldn’t be. I hope I’ve given you just a little inspiration on how you can take a simple, basic outfit up a notch with a few easy accessories and one great pair of shoes.