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Dressing to Impress

Remember those peaceful mornings in your previous (kids-free) lifetime when you could take a hot shower, try on several outfits before choosing the most stylish one, and spend the better part of an hour doing your hair and makeup without interruptions? Ah, those were the days. As you already know, running the household is a full-time job that starts the minute you wake up in the morning and lasts until you lay your head down on the pillow at night—that is, if your kids will allow you to sleep a whole night through! In the daily rush to make sure diapers get changed, lunches get prepared and packed, and the older kids get to and from school and extracurricular activities on-time, you probably aren’t left with a lot of spare time to get ready in the mornings. Why should you care, anyway? Most of your time outside of the house is spent running errands or playing taxi, not going to high profile work lunches or fancy dinner dates.

But making sure you look your best on a shopping trip or school run can actually be a major confidence booster. The old saying “if you look good, then you feel good” certainly applies here. Let’s face it: stepping out in your track suit or pajamas and a pair of tennis shoes will leaving you feeling disheveled, scruff, and a bit down in the dumps, while slipping into a nice blouse and a pair of fitted jeans instantly makes you feel (and look) more put-together. You don’t necessarily have to buy a whole new wardrobe each season to look stylish, either: investing in some staple pieces like a no-iron cotton blouse, cardigan, pair of dark wash jeans, slim black pants, and a few figure-flattering dresses and skirts can go a long way in helping you to creating a polished look. Want to update your wardrobe to incorporate the latest trends? Test them out on your accessories first. Choosing a comfortable shoe or handbag with in this season’s hottest color or fabric choice can be a great way to make a statement when you step outside—without the hassle!

As for the kids, their wardrobe requires a bit of extra consideration as well. The right threads can help your children express their individuality and boost their confidence amongst their peers. It can also be a fun way to introduce them to new shapes, patterns, and materials, as kids’ clothes tend to be much more playful than the adult variety. This season, the hottest looks for kids include throwbacks to the ‘60s and the ‘70s, as well as bold colors (poppy red, sunshine yellow, nectarine) and geometric prints. Browse the kids clothes from AlexandAlexa to see the latest looks from designer children’s wear brands that are sure to get your kids excited about what they’re wearing.




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