Becoming a mom changes quite a few things in your life including some of the outfits that you may buy and the looks that you may put together aka your mom fashion. Now, I’m not saying that there is a mom dress code which means that you have to dress a certain way, but as a mom, I have changed the way that I have dressed mostly based on comfort and the need to chase a tiny human around. So when it comes to my Fall mom outfits, I won’t say that I have sacrificed my style, but I have changed a lot of focus to the comfort of what I am wearing.
Before I was a mom, I would sacrifice comfort for the style of a certain look. There were a lot of pieces in my closet that I tried to wear in my first few years as a mom that made it almost unbearable when chasing around my little guy and just trying to stay comfortable in all the family activities that we would take part in.
So with it being Fall and there are so many fun Fall family activities, I am sharing some tips and inspiration on creating your Fall mom outfits.
FALL MOM OUTFITS
Now let me reiterate that this post about putting together Fall mom outfits is not a post that is outlining a specific mom dress code or a capsule wardrobe that you have to stick to. It’s not like you’re going to be able to walk into stores and find a “mom section” or some similar section to shop, and it doesn’t mean that any mom needs to completely write off shopping at the stores that they love just because they started a family. This post is intended to share some tips on great, stylish outfits that are great for any person, but will be super great for moms who are looking to focus on comfort without sacrificing a lot of style by putting together outfits found within their fall wardrobe.
Outfit Combinations FOR CREATING YOUR FALL MOM OUFITS
SWEATER + JEANS
The sweater and jeans looks is always a great go to for moms on the go and believe me when I say it, it is worth it to have a variety of sweaters and jeans in your closet. Throughout the Fall season, the majority of my outfits are sweaters and jeans because they are easy to throw on, super comfortable, and easy to make different combinations of looks with. With so many options for jeans and sweaters at a variety of stores, you can tend to find whatever you’re looking for pretty quickly, but if you’re looking for one place to get a variety of different sweaters and jeans, my go-to place is typically Abercrombie.
SWEATER DRESS + BOOTS / BOOTIES
Now another great go to is the sweater dress and boots or booties. This is a fall mom outfit look that I tend to lean on when going to a gathering where I can bring my little man. The look allows for me to put together a more “going out” look while also giving me the flexibility and looseness to be able to handle all of my mom duties when I need to wrangle my little guy. Sweater dresses have so many different styles especially in the prints, colors, and in the necklines, so it gives you so many options to put together a variety of looks. And don’t feel that you need to stray away from the mini sweater dress because the great thing about the sweater dress is it does hug you, so it tends to stay put for the most part.
Then depending on what length of dress you have chosen, match it with some booties or booties. For a mini sweater dress, I tend to go with over the knee boots and for the midi dress, I like to stick to a park of booties to bring the whole outfit together.
LONG BUTTON UP SHIRT + LEGGINGS
Another great relaxed outfit that I think is a great fall mom outfit is the relaxed long button up shirt and leggings look. It’s a great outfit to wear for running errands, play dates, and even from transitioning from playing with the kids to having a mom’s day out and heading to the bar with friends. I always suggest to have at least one pair of faux leather leggings to pair with a long button up shirt to create a sophisticated look that is super relaxed. And when it comes to your shirt, when I say long shirt, those are the shirts where the hemline goes below your waistline and the back tend to cover your butt.
To add some extra flair to the Fall look, pair it with a oversized flannel shirt that you can wear over your button up shirt and/or tie around your waist when you start to warm up after chasing your little one around.
SATIN TOP + HIGH WAISTED MOM JEANS
Now for those nights when you can get a moment to hang out with friends and family and sip some wine or beer right after dropping off the kids at home after school, the satin top with high waisted jeans is a great fall mom outfit that you’ll adore. Even if it’s a mom’s gathering where the kids are playing in the other room, you can wear this outfit and still fill like it’s a night out with the girls without the kids. The satin top is a huge trend right now so you can find a variety of different styles in many places. You can get a puff sleeve satin top to keep it chic and sophisticated or you can go with the cropped satin top to show off a little skin between your top and bottoms.
SHACKET + TEE + STRAIGHT LEG DENIM
For those Fall family activities, it’s time to break out the Fall mom outfit of the season – the shacket, t-shirt and straight leg denim. This is probably my favorite outfit to put together during the Fall because it’s a comfortable, cozy, and very photo friendly look so that you’ll feel fabulous as you snap those memorable photos out at the many activities that you’re planning for the Fall.
To add a little extra to your look, grab a crossbody bag to pair with your look and let someone else carry the diaper bag. And keep in mind this look doesn’t just end in the Fall, it is also a trending look that last throughout the Winter too so that you can stick with the seasonal fashion trends.