One of the toughest things I've experienced, as a new mum, is to learn the fine act of balancing things. It is natural and all too common to forget about yourself and your needs when you are busy taking care of a tiny person, going about in life and handling zillion other things. However, style is not just about vanity it is also about confidence. Hence, as a new mum it is important to honour some of your needs. Here are some of the style lessons I've learnt as a new mum.
Make an effort:
When you are sleep deprived and exhausted beyond words it is natural to let go. But one thing I've learnt is that sitting around in comfortable yoga pants whole day would just leave one feeling miserable. Taking even ten minutes to myself to put on some lipstick, wear a nice dress or some kohl is happiness in an instant. It sounds simple but can shoot your confidence and put a spring in your step.
Don't throw away your old wardrobe:
Do not get disheartened and simply throw your old clothes thinking you will never be able to fit. Go through your wardrobe with a fine tooth comb, there would be things like a shirt which can be used for layering. Pack your favourite items because you will eventually fit in them.
Recycle and re-style your old stuff:
Breathe some new life to your old clothes by re-styling and recycling them. Your old shirts, cardigans and sweat shirts are great for adding a layer and perfect to hide any sins. When picking new things, look for elasticated waist-it is an invention that I thank God for every day. Get some inexpensive t-shirts in a plethora of colours to mix with things in your wardrobe.
Persevere and don't give up:
Your little one will spit on you and cover you with dribble. But that does not mean you have to give up dressing. As stated in the first point, dressing up enhances your confidence. And if you can achieve some happiness with something as simple as a dress then why not? It is definitely worth it.