If your wardrobe is not working for you it simply is not working. A functional wardrobe should reflect the daily lifestyle and aesthetic of the individual. What is the point of a closet full of trends that add zero value to your real life? If your clothes do not move with the natural movements of your life they are not useful. I learned the basics of maximizing my wardrobe early in my youth. It has been said that necessity is the birth place of creativity. As a young teenager my closet was the most important place in the house. Like most teenage girls the mall was a hang out place. I wanted everything. I wanted to try every trend. A limited budget with an insatiable desire forced careful consideration of each purchase. I learned quickly how to take one item and wear it several ways. I learned how to turn a sweater from sporty to trendy and every possibility in between. It is a skill I continue to use even through the present day. A meaningful wardrobe includes several staples. A great vegan legging is my focus staple piece on this post. I took this one fun and functional piece and rocked it three ways.
I operate in several different roles. A mother, wife, daughter, friend, teacher, sister and more but my favorite is just me as a lady. I love to dress up. I love to be in my bathroom music playing, makeup, perfume and all of the feminine flair. My daytime look with my children as a homeschooling mother must include practicality. On the many occasions when I am out with my husband or with friends practicality goes out the door. Style, sophistication and femininity are top priority. This look is the latter. Black is sleek in and of itself. The color is bold and dominant. Black plus the subtle touches of silver equals fun. I am still having a Lucite moment. I love the peek a boo nature of these shoes. The bright vintage bag is a fun departure from the neutrals. A lady must celebrate herself and this is my fun funky vibe.
Mommy is one of my favorite names. I am here for it! I love the playground. I live for ballet rehearsals, ball practice, karate and everything in between. I dreamed of these days. I wont spend them on the sidelines. I want to be all in. When we are at the playground I want to play. If we are on the floor or building a fort I am hands on, all involved. My clothes can not hinder me. Practicality is imperative. My clothes must move with me. Every mom owns the classic legging or yoga pant. May I submit a vegan legging for your consideration? Just as comfortable and easy but you instantly look more “put together”. I want to enter my children’s world without abandoning my own. I wont loose myself in the process. The flannel, converse and stretchy pant help me feel at ease to play. The necklace and shine of the pant keep me as me. The trend and put together nature of the overall look remind me that I am a lady always and forever. It models to my children that I matter. My appearance matters. My needs matter. My desires matter.
Among other things the urban dictionary defines a boss chick as a woman who owns her own and gets things done. There are times when a girls got to do what a girls got to do. This girl will do it in style. Enter the “boss chick look”. These leggings have taken me from a date to a play date to a meeting. When I show up to make moves I like to do so in structure. This H&M jacket gives me a clean and polished appeal but my leggings keep it trendy. Still loving Lucite with this short and thick heel. The lace choker and envelope clutch keep my look fresh and approachable. There are many times when my life includes an authoritative nature. I ease into this role in a look like this.
I am a mother, a wife a daughter a sister and so much more. These vegan leggings stretch through my many roles. I do it all in style. Never compromising fashion or function. My wardrobe is a reflection of my lifestyle. Looking forward to sharing more ways to stretch a piece in the future.