Creating a winter uniform has been a bit trendy lately, and I want to share with you my tips and ideas. As well as, why I’ve chosen to create my own uniform.
Why I Created a Winter Uniform
Being a stay at home mama can be a bit challenging, and hard a lot of the times. I honestly found myself, in front of my closet staring and wondering what to wear every morning, feeling like I was wasting my time. I kept choosing the same thing, a sweater, tank top, and jeans. It became easy for me to choose those items because it was comfy, warm, and something I felt cute in. Therefore, I decided to make it an offical thing for my lifestyle, and creating a winter uniform has been the best desicion ever!
Starting with the Basics in Creating a Winter Uniform
For me, creating a winter uniform has honestly changed my life. That may sound a bit crazy but its true. Before making this decision, I felt lost in what I felt good and comfortable in. Now I feel confident and comfy wearing the same thing everyday.
Now let’s talk about actually creating a winter uniform and how that looks. I personally started with choosing basic pieces for my wardrobe. I’m currently a breatfeeding mama, and need to have stretchy tank tops under my clothing to feel modest and comfortable. So that was the first item I knew I would need to create this uniform. I have fallen in love with Duluth Trading Co. Tank Tops for women. To simplify the process I chose three basic colors for my winter uniform, to wear underneath my sweaters.
Choosing Comfy Bottoms
Since having babies and being postpartum two years in a row, I have realized my need for stretchy, everyday jeans. I recently discovered my absolute favorite pair from Gap, with a perfect light wash and the right amount of stretch. I found myself wearing these all the time, and knew I needed another pair to complete my winter uniform, so I chose a dark wash for more dressier occasions.
Finding the perfect pair of jeans can be difficult. Especially, if you are postpartum, I know the feeling. I think its important to purchase multiples of the same item that are your favorite. This will give you the confidence in knowing you are comfortable with what you have to wear. For example, I owned a Duluth tank previoulsy before creating a winter uniform. I knew I loved that one, and so I decided to purchase two more to have on hand. Just like the Gap jeans, I owned a pair and realized I loved them, so I purchased another pair to wear.
Finding the Perfect Top for Winter
With it being winter, I knew I wanted something that was warm but also put together. I wanted to choose a top that would look nice but also casual, therefore I chose sweaters. I feel like that is the perfect top to find both those wants, and complete the look well.
Recently, I purchased a sweater from a friends online thrift shop, and fell in love with it. It was soft, comfy, and cute. This was the sweater I found myself wearing all the time. After realizing I loved the sweater so much, I did a quick Mercari and Poshmark search to see if I could find anymore in different colors. To my surprise there were tons of color options, and at super affordable thrift shop prices. If you know me, then you know I love a good deal, and creating a winter uniform for pennies was a win for me!
I think choosing comfortable footwear is a must if you are creating a winter uniform. You want to be comfortable in wearing the same thing everyday, especially if you are a mom. Of course I personally don’t wear shoes around my house, but when I’m getting ready to leave the house, I want something that looks good, put together, and comfy.
I decided to go with boots. I own three pair, a casual pair, a pair of snow boots, and a pair of dressy booties. These three are on rotation depending on the day thoughout the winter. What they all have in common is the exact three things I mentioned above: they look good, are put together, and are comfy.
Well that is my winter uniform for this winter season. I really hope you enjoyed reading this post and gained some inspiration in creating your own winter uniform. Be sure to check out my previous post here, and don’t forget to join my email list to stay up to date on all my latest content.