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Do You Know the Secret to Winter Style for Busy Moms?

“What a strange power there is in clothing.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer… I’m a big fan of layered looks, and the cold weather of the winter months brings so many perfect accessories and layering options. As busy moms, we might admire the designer fashions in our favorite magazines, but they aren’t usually very realistic for our hectic lives. We need looks that are stylish & sexy – while still being sensible. I do NOT want to get sucked back into the frump mom look that I had after Abby was born and I transitioned to being a work from home mom, {so many sweat pants….} but I also need to be comfy while I alternate between work and chasing a busy toddler. And I want those comfy fashions to WORK – they should be able to mix and match easily, dress up or down, and take me from my office, to play/coffee dates with friends, and out for those rare date nights too. Did I mention that they also need to be affordable? No, I’m not dreaming – there is a whole line of fashions, available at Target, that can do all of this. Check it out…

Winter Fashion - Layer it up with yellow and greyI cannot even tell you how much I love every single one of these pieces! Yellow and grey are such a great color combo right now – and that pop of sunshine is sure to cheer up everyone around you on dreary winter days. {To get the direct links to anything you fall in love with here, click through to my board on Polyvore, Winter Fashion: Layer it Up with Yellow & Grey. You’ll see each item, the price, and a link to check it out on – easy peasy, right?} How to wear this look:

  • Start with a basic pair of tailored trouser jeans – as comfy as your favorite pair, but just a little bit of a cleaner line. Add a basic black top – loose to cover problem areas, with a pretty neckline to draw attention to your gorgeous face.
  • Now, you can dress this up or down, just by layering on different accessories. Lunch date with your girl friends? Add a pretty tie-neck top over the basic black top, fun yellow flats, and top with a super fun, classy printed trench coat. Toss on a few sparkly bracelets and rings, and a cozy scarf and hat – and you’re stylin’ in total comfort.
  • Try layering some of your own summer sleeveless tops over your short or long sleeve basics – you’ll be surprised by how many new looks you can create, and you’ll get more wear out of those summer pieces.
  • If you want to just keep the look really comfy and casual, skip the old hoodie – grab this soft Merona cardigan instead. Then add tall boots with warm snuggly socks {always a great way to boost your look a little}, a bright bag big enough for baby supplies, and more fun accessories to keep this right on trend.

The pieces from the Merona collection are such great quality at a seriously affordable price, meaning that you can actually fit some new winter updates into your budget. The black top is only $10 bucks, the sweater $15, the tie-neck top only $20. In fact, every single piece here, including the boots and coat, are under $50! Awesome, right?

Belts and Bling - Winter fashionHere’s another set of looks that’s perfect for busy moms going into the holiday season – skinny belts and a little bling makes any look a little dressier and more festive! {Get the direct links for every item shown on my Polyvore board – Winter Fashion: Belts and Bling.} Again, layering is the key to pulling this off:

  • Invest in a few great mix and match basics, like the washed twill pants. You can pull off a simple style by wearing the chinos with a printed blouse, then cuff the pants and add suede wedge boots. Or keep them basic, but still rockin’, with the bright skinny belt. These come in a bunch of bright colors too, if you want to get bold.
  • Another perfect basic is polished look of the Merona cropped pants. Go for a dark plaid print and pair with a tailored blazer and nude pumps for sophisticated style. Or bring in bright color with a patterned shirt and choose pants in a contrasting color. Finish the casual chic look with simple patent flats.
  • Dresses can still be a great choice, even in winter, and even if you’re an on-the-go mom. Add some thick sweater tights, and a tall boot, then layer with a great jacket. You could even add a long-sleeve top under the dress, for extra warmth.
  • Layer some of the seasons best sparkly accessories on top of any look, and you’ve got a party-ready vibe going on! A shiny or blingy skinny belt makes anything look more tailored and classy, but you still get the comfort of your favorite basic jeans or pants. And a few rhinestones makes a comfy sweater a statement piece.

So again, it’s all about layering. Invest in a few great new basic pieces, add in a few of your own favorites, then pile on some great affordable accessories – bam! You’re no longer frump mom in the old tee and ratty hoodie. You’re now one of those put-together moms that you see and wonder, “How do they do it?” Well, now you know – layer it up, keep it comfy and classy, and shop the Merona collection at Target!

Merona Fall Fashions at Target

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{Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target. Fashion boards created by Sunshine and Sippy Cups on Polyvore.}



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