How I ditched my frumpy mom uniform

Being a stay at home mom doesn’t need to mean I need to dress like a slob. I finally ditched my frumpy mom uniform of pj pants and oversized sweatshirts and discovered comfy clothes that make me feel great and put together in a few minutes each morning. Learn how to create a capsule wardrobe from your own closet with a Style Challenge!

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For the longest time I said I wasn’t fashionable. I said I didn’t like clothes and that I didn’t know how to make cute outfits. I would wear the same thing almost every single day, just changing the color of the shirt or cardigan. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love my clothes either. I would buy things off clearance racks just because they were cheap, not necessarily because I loved how they looked or knew what they would match well with in my closet.

A few years ago I got the Stay At Home Mom Capsule Wardrobe and was amazed at the simple outfit combos Alison created but also how cute and functional they were. The next year I got the Spring Style Challenge and loved hunting down deals on specific items that would work well with my wardrobe.

Since then I have fallen in love with these style challenges and the idea of capsule wardrobes. They help give me confidence to put outfits together that make me feel good and that use pieces I can mix and match together. I can walk into a store and pull out my list and hunt for items that fit my budget and work with everything in my closet.

I went out shopping with friends a few weeks ago and as we were browsing I was totally caught off guard by someone’s comment.

“You’ve become so fashionable, Katie!”

“What? Me?”

“Yes! You look so cute and your outfits are great.”

You guys, I was completely blown away! This is not something I have ever heard. I’m not in this for compliments, I’m simply doing it to feel good about myself. To like how I look when I leave the house. To not feel like the frumpy, falling apart mom.

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How I ditched my frumpy mom uniform

I can’t afford a stylist. I can’t afford to walk into some fancy, shmancy place and let them pick out my clothing and tell me what works and what doesn’t. But I can treat myself to a Style Challenge that builds off classic pieces to create a stylish seasonal wardrobe. I can join the private Facebook group, share my outfit of the day photos, and get feedback. I can shop at places like Target, Amazon, Cents of Style, Clothes Mentor (my new favorite!), and even local thrift stores to find pieces I love at prices that work for me.

I really appreciate that Alison does not tell her customers to toss out everything and buy an entire new wardrobe. She encourages shopping your closet for the pieces on the list. You don’t need to have exactly what is listed, but find pieces that you love that fit the general idea. If you aren’t a fan of floral patterns, choose a geometric print instead. Can’t fathom wearing white jeans with little kids (I hear you!), go for a light wash or khaki instead.

If you feel your wardrobe needs a refresh or you simply want to add some fun new, on-trend pieces for the season, Style Challenges from Get Your Pretty On might be exactly what you are looking for. If you’ve ever wanted someone to take you by the hand and say, “Here is what you should buy, here is how to match these pieces together, and here is how to mix them into new outfits” then the Style Challenges could be for you.

But before you jump in, let me tell you a bit more about this challenge.

What’s in the Style Challenges Spring 2019 Capsule Wardrobe?

The Style Challenges Spring 2019 Capsule Wardrobe is a list of 38 pieces (including accessories + shoes) which are mixed and matched to create 31 days of outfits + 3 bonus outfits. Full shopping list + all outfits are available immediately upon sign up.

How much does the Style Challenge cost?

The price of the bundle is $39. This includes the full shopping list and daily outfit calendar, plus the Spring 2018 Capsule Wardrobe, Three Ways to Wear It Closet Staples Edition, Color Palette Resource, and Daily Outfit Calendars

What else can you tell me?

No risk. If you try it and decide it’s not for you, you can request a refund within a week. They want you to love the Style Challenges!

What if I want to focus on my wardrobe as a whole or a different season?

You are in luck! Alison offers past seasons for sale at a discounted rate! These don’t include the private Facebook book but if you simply want to know the best items to add to your closet to have a well rounded but classic capsule wardrobe, these will be a big help. You can also buy the Stay At Home Mom Capsule Wardrobe or Closet Staples Casual Capsule Wardrobe here. I carry my shopping lists for these with me so I can refer to them as I’m browsing clearance racks and thrift stores!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! I really love these challenges and encourage you to give one a try.

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2 thoughts on “How I ditched my frumpy mom uniform”

  1. SAHM?! Basics?! I love that fit my actual life and use what’s already in my closet to the best of it’s ability.

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