At first glance, The Mommy Closet looks like any other closet really. Rows of carefully chosen purchases hanging neatly (or perhaps not so neatly) side-by-side, just waiting for their day to be worn. Items will range from basics and pj’s, to formal wear. Shoes line the floor, and bags are stacked onto shelves, while scarves, belts, necklaces and other accessories are at the ready to complete your looks. However there are a few things that distinguish The Mommy Closet from all the others. They might not catch your attention at first glance, but if you take the time to look around, you’ll definitely find them.
The Classic Mommy Closet
First, there are the ‘hope’ pieces. You’ve been hanging on to these for years, probably from before you were ever blessed with your littles! They have been held on to after every closet purge, every season switch out, every move you’ve made over the years. They may have memories attached to them, or they may be goal pieces. Regardless, you’re attached, and they aren’t going anywhere.
Next we have the ‘everyday comfort’ pieces. For me this includes leggings and oversized tops. Give me a loose t-shirt and a cardigan and I’m in my happy place. The Mommy Closet will have a special section just for these comfort pieces. We need them in abundance, because let’s face it, this is what we wear on the daily. Time is minimal, and we need to get dressed and head to MommyLand asap. AmIRight? I’m right. I’m so, SO right.
The Stuff We Live For
Lastly we have the ‘feel-goods’. These are our go to items when we want to look and feel our best, and perhaps even rock a little sass. These are the items our daughters will sneak into our closets to try on, running into the living room full of giggles because she’s dressed just like mommy! Whether we’re heading out to an appointment, meeting the girls for a long overdue lunch (or drink…can we meet for drinks instead please?), or finally making time for date night, these are the items we will reach for.
Our favourite jeans. A basic tee with some extra detailing. A tailored jacket or blazer. A cardi with a little more sass that our usuals. These are the items that make us feel our most confident. We live for these items. Like a kid in a candy store (or a little girl in her momma’s closet), we look forward to the days we get to wear these pieces, because they are few and far between, and it is definitely not often enough.
Can You Relate?
The Mommy Closet comes in all shapes and sizes. But like any good momma, it must be multi-purpose, offer comfort and support, and it definitely hides a few tricks up it’s sleeves! Pun totally intended. You can check out my Mommy Closet Must Have’s on Pinterest HERE! No matter what goodies are waiting for you in your Mommy Closet, I can almost guarantee that there are a few pockets stuffed with tissues, and forgotten cheerios. Because no matter what you’re wearing, on the go snacks and few tissues are always a must for any Momma.
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