Mom Fashion by Jessica Alba

White shirt and jeans should be everyone's (not just moms) staple.

A white shirt and jeans should be everyone’s (not just moms) staple.

I’ve a had a number of mom clients lately and all of them have more or less the same criteria when choosing clothes to buy: easy to wear, breastfeeding friendly, practical, comfortable, fuss-free yet still fashionable and hip without having that “mommy” vibe. Now I know mothers wear many hats, some by choice but most by circumstance. My own mother is a Superhero who, before retiring, was a bank executive who spent long hours at the office yet still managed to do the grocery on her lunch break, prepare the week’s menu, check up on us kids on how we were doing, stayed up until I got home from a night out, took care of my Dad’s needs and ran the household. It is only now that I realise how taxing motherhood can get (through my peers who are moms and most recently, from my clients) that the last thing they’d want to think about is looking good while getting dressed in the morning. It was a challenge I welcomed with open arms and made it my vow to help these remarkable women by making them look and feel good. They more than deserve it after all!

Reading up on actress, entrepreneur and mom of two Jessica Alba gave me an idea to use her as a fashion peg for busy moms simply because she makes looking good while on the go, well, so darn good! I’ve always been a fan of her street style choices and while it does help that she’s super fit and gorgeous, her wardrobe isn’t complicated and easy enough to replicate without breaking the bank. I’ve chosen a couple of my favorites to help inspire all you moms out there who are at a loss on what works and what doesn’t given your lifestyle and body type. I always use celebrity influences on my clients when they begin their sartorial journey. It’s the easiest and fastest way to get inspiration from just by Googling. Hope you get inspired by Jessica’s looks and get the urge to purge. I promise it’ll be the best decision you’ll ever make.

All photos from the World Wide Web.

Weekend wear consists of a white shirt, jeans and slip-ons. A sling bag keeps her hands free to attend to her kids' needs.

Weekend wear consists of a white shirt, jeans and slip-ons. A sling bag keeps her hands free to attend to her kids’ needs.

Sprucing up a sweater and jeans ensemble by way of splattered paint, a fitted top and metallic sneakers.

Sprucing up a sweater and jeans ensemble by way of splattered paint design, a fitted top and metallic sneakers.

Torn white jeans paired with a grey striped shirt and jacket keep this look interesting while still making it super functional.

Torn white jeans paired with a grey striped shirt, jacket and flats keep this look interesting while still making it super functional.

A white top, long jacket and oxfords dress up classic true blues.

A white top, long cardigan and oxfords dress up classic true blues.

It seamlessly transcends to a good travel ensemble, too.

It seamlessly transcends to a good travel ensemble, too.

Switching things up with a bright shoe.

Switching things up with a bright shoe that matches her inner blouse and belt.

A sleek travel outfit consisting of torn black jeans and a moto jacket. Flats make it easy to move around.

Another sleek travel outfit consisting of torn black jeans and a moto jacket. Flats make it easy to move around.

Cargo pants are a good alternative to jeans. The utilitarian design is meant to make movement easier and keep hands free.

Cargo pants are a good alternative to jeans. The utilitarian design is meant to make movement easier and keep hands free.

For hot summer days, this airy denim skirt and sleeveless top wins. A unique sandal keeps it dressy.

For hot summer days, this airy denim skirt and sleeveless top wins. A low-heeled sandal keeps it dressy.

A midi skirt is easy and dressy to take in work appointments with plus ideal for tropical weather.

A midi skirt is easy and dressy enough  to take in work appointments with plus ideal for our tropical weather.

Another work-appropriate look by way of an A-line skirt and loose cardigan.

Another work-appropriate look via an A-line skirt and loose cardigan. The booties are an unexpected detail that pulls everything together.

A cool denim jacket and skirt ensemble that works for Casual Fridays.

A classic denim jacket over a sundress and tights are perfect for Casual Fridays.

Moms wear Doc Martens too! Keep the look clean and streamlined by keeping things monochromatic and top off with a structured blazer.

Moms wear Doc Martens too! Make the look clean and streamlined by keeping things monochromatic and top off with a structured blazer.

 

 

 

 

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