Mom Style Syndrome—Visual Therapy to the Rescue

Chriselle Lim By Hey Mama

If you’re a mom who spends most of your time wearing clothes for functionality purposes only, you may be suffering from “mom style syndrome.”

We believe that just because your top priority is taking care of your family, that doesn’t mean you can’t look and feel beautiful anymore. And yes, clothes CAN be both functional and attractive, and looking good doesn’t mean you have to get all dressed up. Even if you’re a stay-at-home mom, we think it’s just as important for you to look your best because the more dissatisfied you become with that glimpse of yourself in the mirror, the more dissatisfied you will become with the inner you.

Feeling like this can lead to a downward spiral and a dependence on doughnuts, sweatpants, and soap operas!

The good new is, the mere fact that you have acknowledged your symptoms means you are on the path to recovery! Start by creating a chic runaround uniform, such as dark skinny jeans, a fitted white t-shirt (we love the soft tees from Theory), and a chunky neutral sweater. Finish the look with ballerina flats for warmer days and motorcycle boots for when the temperature drops.

Have a look at the stylish moms below (every style type is represented!) and you’ll be inspired to swap your trusty sweats for a pair of sexy jeans or (gasp!) maybe even a dress!

Classic Style Type

Jessica Alba street style

Chic Style Type



Whimsical Style Type


Luisa Fere Street Style


Bohemian Style Type

Lena Perminova Mom Style


Avant-Garde Style Type

Emmanuelle Alt Street Style

Kourtney Kardashian Street Style