NEW FEATURE! The Mommy Style File; Today's Feature- Get Ripa'd
Do you have fashion/style-related questions? Now is your chance to ask! Wondering what attire is age-appropriate? How to dress your child in adorable outfits without going broke? How to get that pre-baby bouncy cleavage back as opposed to the IHOP-esque stack you are now endowed with? Let me know! I will tackle a new question each week, so feel free to text, e-mail, tweet, message me or comment with your questions. Can't wait to hear them!
This is an age old question that my girlfriends and I have discussed at length, ad nauseam:
Q: I see all of these mom celebrities who look fantastic. I don't understand how they are a "mom" in the clothes that they wear!
A: Kelly Ripa is my favorite example of a stylish mom who hasn't lost touch with reality. See below how to...Grab Kelly Ripa's look!
Kelly Ripa is one of the most hands-on celeb moms- I know this because we are BFFs (but she might not know it, though...hmm...that just might get weird). I have broken down Kelly's outfit below into manageable, affordable, versatile pieces. Steal this look for summer!
As for the skirt, I never wear anything that is past my knee when I am with my little one if it is fitted. Forever 21 does make some decent apparel for moms- don't be afraid to check it out!
The shoes- I can't teeter on those heels that Kelly does, so I generally opt for wedges.
Necklaces- If you have a teething child like I do or one that loves to grab EVERYTHING, check out Chewbeads. They are made with 100% silicone (similar to pacifiers & nipples), BPA-free and have a breakaway clasp.
Bag- This Converse One Star bag is over-sized and versatile enough to be a combo diaper bag/purse.
Sunglasses- I never go anywhere without oversize shades. They cover all manners of sins!