For new moms, life can get busy fast. Second only to losing sleep, self-care can become compromised amid the hustle and bustle of a typical day. While looking cute and put together may not feel like a priority for some, it’s important to remember that feeling good about yourself is something everyone deserves, and it doesn’t have to take hours in front of a mirror to achieve!
When the thought of putting together a head-to-toe look just isn’t realistic, accessories for women can come to the rescue in a huge way when they’re done right. Check out these six simple style hacks for helping busy new moms look put together in a matter of seconds!
Say “Bye” to Bad Hair Days with a Cute Hat
When in doubt, turn to accessories for help. Whether you haven’t had time to wash or your strands just aren’t cooperating, an easy solution in a pinch is to throw a hat over your hair for an element of style that’s both fashionable and functional. If a beanie or baseball cap aren’t exactly for you, look to a brimmed variety, like a floppy sun hat, or straw Panama style to cover up and still look cute.
Keep it Simple with a Stylish Tote
Find yourself carrying everything but the kitchen sink these days? Most new moms are in the same boat, but with a little preparation, you can actually make that giant tote work to your advantage. A quality bag in your favorite a print, color or cut can provide a pop of style to any outfit, perfect for those days when you just don’t have the time or energy to mix and match various elements. For a casual look, pair with a classic T-shirt and jeans combo, or for a more chic option, go monochrome and use your tote for a simple pop of color and style.
Save Time and Money with 3-in-1 Makeup
Don’t have the time or energy to put on a full face of makeup? No one can fault you for that! If you’re looking to wake up your face without spending precious minutes in front of the mirror, work smart with a 3-in-1 makeup stick, which will provided a little pop of color to the lips, cheeks, and eyelids. The best part? It’s totally transportable! Because they’re designed to fit in one stick, you can pop that puppy in any purse, car console, or even a deep pocket for touch-ups on the go.
Get More Use Out of Your SPF
Because everyone should be using sunscreen on their skin everyday anyway, you can save some time, and your complexion, by adding a tinted moisturizer with SPF to your morning routine. Breathable, natural-looking, and much less heavy than foundation, a tinted moisturizer with SPF can help even out the skin tone for a fresh face that looks flawless and rested.
Save Time with Wrinkle-Free Fabrics
What’s a sure-fire way to look sloppy? Wrinkles and creases in shirts, skirts, and slacks are a good place to start! If you don’t always have time to fold or hang your clothes after a wash, look to fabrics labeled wrinkle-free or wrinkle-resistant to help buy you a few extra minutes every day, and will leave you looking your best when you walk out the door. Thick materials such as polyester and wool are naturally wrinkle-resistant, but if it’s too hot for all that fabric, or if those looks just aren’t for you, many brands offer items in lighter styles that have been chemically treated to reduce fold and creases.
Invest in Help From the Pros When You Can
What’s the one thing you do that always make you look and feel put-together? A coat of mascara? Full face of foundation? Superbly-styled strands? Think about the aspect of your beauty, skincare, or haircare routine that you value the most and invest in maintaining that with the help of professionals (whenever possible) to save time every day. An eyelash dye job, monthly facial, or bi-weekly cut, root touch-up, or style can go a long way in making your day easier on you, so making time for an occasional appointment will work to your advantage in the long run. If it sounds a little lavish, just remember that taking care of yourself is an important part of showing up for others. If it’s within your financial means to indulge in one small service every so often, consider investing in you — because you deserve to look and feel your best.