White Jeans Styled 5 Ways
I am no fashion guru. Like, at all. I follow SO many fashion bloggers and absolutely love seeing all the different looks and how they effortlessly toss pieces together. I think it's so fun to play with fashion and feel pretty and done up when you step out into the world. In my head, I am just as trendy as they are. In my head I rock strappy nude stilettos with boyfriend jeans and a statement necklace while I lunch and galavant around town with blurry backgrounds. In my head I should totally "swipe up" on that cutesy one shouldered dress and tassel earrings because one day I will have an event to attend that requires 80 bucks to a babysitter to sip the one glass of wine that my lightweight-self can handle and I will rock that elegant look like they do.
Unfortunately, I type this very post in my husband's old Mud Run t-shirt and the pajama pants I bought to look cute in the hospital after giving birth to my second child. This was before I realized that waist bands on my sore abdomen after birth with no epidural, while nursing a new baby and having a contracting uterus was a NO-GO and I would have no problem rocking a hospital gown and net undies. As much as I admire the Pinterest outfits and the Instagram beauties, my style is a bit more "mom chic". Right now I've landed somewhere above wearing yoga pants to Target but below wearing a bra most days of the week. I am at the point where I want to look like I am mostly put together (think, cute jeans... but on their 5th wear since the last wash) but also look realistic for hitting up car line, chasing a toddler, and playing taxi for errands and after school activities. My season in life right now says I must be comfortable to be efficient but with intentional effort to be confident.
One way I am stepping up my "momiform" game is with a pair of good old faithful white jeans. Now I know they aren't everyone's fave because most of them will get you stopped at the Costco check out line for stealing Swiss cheese in your pants BUT let's just give ourselves some grace mamas! Chances are.. there will be a dimple or two visible in the blanco pantelones and if you look REAL close there is most likely a small stain that Oxi-clean just couldn't beat. Squint ladies. Squint and lower your standards... my motherhood mantra. Another good theory is to stick with basics and mess around with the add-ons. I've got enough to remember and worry about with raising three precious gems. (UMMM... YES! I SAW THE 42 EMAILS THE SCHOOL SENT HOME LAST WEEK. I GLANCED AT THEM AND NO I DIDN'T CATCH THE PART THAT REQUESTED YOU BRING IN 17 MARSHMALLOWS AND A TOOTHPICK THIS MORNING. MY BAD. *hard eye roll*) So my grandma always said to K*I*S*S= Keep It Simple Stupid and I do anything she says because if not she'll still beat me with a wooden spoon.
That leads me to sharing with you today 5 different ways to style 1 pair of white jeans! That way you get the most bang for your buck and it can take the hard work out of putting together simple yet pulled together outfits so you can live your best mom life. Hey, who knows? Maybe you'll even have time to get dressed, put on deodorant, AND brush your teeth before the crazy day starts demanding lunches packed and noses wiped. I can talk your ear of regularly but otherwise I really don't think it takes a rocket scientist to understand the idea of the pictures so I'll keep the descriptions simple.