Today let’s chat about making mom life EASY. I did a segment on NBC12 About Town Today talking about how to create a fall/winter athleisure capsule wardrobe to get more bang for your buck and make mom life super easy and still stylish.
How does that work? Well, if you have just a few neutral pieces (think black, white or gray), then make those neutral pieces pop with accessories – this makes them SO interchangeable, not to mention makes our mornings easier. Who doesn’t need that, right? If you can go put on your basics and they match no matter what – even if you’re getting dressed in the dark – you’re good to go and you’ll show up to the carpool line looking cute. Can you relate?
So first for our tops, start with basic white and black tees that you can put any layers with. The any-wear loose fit tees from L&M Company are a great choice. Then add a layer with a graphic sweatshirt to mix it up and give it a little edge. I adore this MAMA sweatshirt by Coastyle Weddings, its definitely a favorite of mine, which is why I wore it today! Next is a oversized flannel because who doesn’t want to be cozy with this cold weather but still look really cute.
Now on to our basic bottoms. I have a pair of bike shorts shown here because they’re super on trend. I still wear them when its cool because I’m lucky enough that I don’t have to get out of the car in the carpool line. If you have to get out of the car these might not be your jam, you can swap them for any basic bottom like black leggings or black joggers. I love these black comfort leggings from L&M Company. For shoes, try a basic fashion forward sneaker like this vintage running shoe, or an Ugg boot, I love these short ones. When some women see me they’re like, “Oh my gosh I have on Ugg’s, I’m so sorry!” I’m here to say NO GIRL, wear them! It’s cold outside, we need to be functional too!
Third is how you bring this all together. Its elevating your basics with extras. So my key to making athleisure look good and not sloppy like you just came from the gym or were pretending you just came from the gym looking like a hot mess (cause you all know we’ve done that) is adding luxe accessories. Sunglasses are going to be a moms best friend especially in the morning. My favorite are a big black pair of sunglasses. They don’t have to be expensive, they just have to look expensive. For jewelry, I love this brand, Properly Buttoned, they take vintage designer pieces, like Chanel zipper pulls, and make them into jewelry. This is one of my favorite ways to elevate athleisure basics, just pop on a necklace that says Chanel, its real Chanel but half the price (or less). You look like you spent a lot of time and money and really you didn’t. Of course, I do a five minute face with some clean beauty products and then you’re looking incredible, yet comfortable, and it took no time flat. That’s winning mama!
Leggings white tee denim jacket
Leggings black tee flannel
Leggings graphic sweatshirt white tee
Leggings black tee denim jacket
Bike shorts graphic sweatshirt
Bike shorts black shirt denim jacket
Bike shorts white tee flannel
Joggers white tee denim jacket
Jogger black tee flannel
Joggers graphic sweatshirt
Where can you get these awesome basics and beautiful jewelry? You’re in luck because I have a 10% off code at L&M Company for awesome tees and leggings, Coastyle Weddings for the edgy mama sweatshirt, and at Properly Buttoned for incredible vintage jewelry. Use code JAMMIE10 to get you a deal mama!
On top of that, these incredible small businesses that I love are contributing to a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a t-shirt of their choice from L&M Company, a sweatshirt from Coastyle, and a pair of Chanel stamped pearl button studs from Properly Buttoned! To enter – like and comment on my Athleisure Capsule giveaway post on Instagram, then like mine and the three brands accounts, its that simple! The winner will be chosen November 15th, 2021 at 12pm ET.
Check out these brands!
Looking for more style tips, the Winter Style Guide and Bonus Holiday Style Guide will be released in the Momiform™ Style Society very soon. Come and join us!
It’s one of my favorite months of the year! Max’s birthday is this week, we get to gather with family (even if it’s the family you choose) and friends (I LOVE a good Friendsgiving) with good food, Christmas music makes an entrance, and of course the Christmas decor.
I have a hard rule for Christmas music starting on Thanksgiving day, decorations go up the day after, and promptly come down on December 26th. When do you start with the music and decor?
It’s finally cool enough in VA for boots and sweaters! I’m really into green right now so this sweater with it’s subtle detail is a perfect compliment to some glam earrings and an edgy pair of jeans. Make the look work for date night by adding a smoky eye and shimmer to your lips. Style can be glam AND simple!
My go-to mom life hairstyle is a middle part, low bun, and headband. QUICK, easy, and polished!
sweater (half tuck)
straight leg jeans
October 4th – The Style Challenge starts!
October 7th – Meal Prepping w/ Dr. Heather Rhodes
October 14 – Dressing for Extreme Weather in Fall/Winter
October 21 – The Momiform™ Hour with Jammie
October 28 – How To Optimize Your Wardrobe Using Clothing Rental
It can be a STRUGGLE! if you can, you’re not alone! Even I have been guilty of staring at a closet full of nothing to wear. I would settle for an outfit that “worked” but never made me feel great, rinse + repeat, day after day.
I would shop for a new outfit in hopes that it would magically fix my closet full of nothing to wear. It never ever did.
The thing is, if you aren’t shopping with intention, you’re wasting time and money. Once I discovered my true personal style and began shopping with intention and a plan, I started to fill my closet with all kinds of outfits! I actually figured out a way to create MORE outfits with less clothes. Kind of wild, right?
But I want the same for you! I want to show you how to curate a closet full of clothes that you LOVE to wear. I want to help you shop with intention and stop wasting time and money on shopping for clothes you don’t love.
Does your relationship with your wardrobe look a little something like this?
How To Style Jeans
Skinny, straight, and flare jeans.
Shoe pairings and more.
How To Style Spanx Leggings
10+ outfit formulas
Plus how to style faux leather joggers and trousers
Holiday Glam Makeup
with Emily Odom
Holiday Style Guide
Outfits, makeup and more to get you
through all your holiday events.
Invite-only access to the community of like-minded women ready to cheer you on and answer questions like, “should I wear the blue top or the black top with these pants to this birthday party this weekend?”. It’s also the education “hub” where we post about new classes, get feedback from me personally and more (see below).
Access to a digital library with over 20+ existing style classes and new ones added monthly – where we teach you everything like:
A Momiform™ member fave and the best part IMHO… Done-for-you lookbooks with shoppable links and outfit recommendations. Think of it as a digital magazine of all my hand-picked pieces for different body types and styles. Flip through the pages, click on what you like, and shop directly from the ease of your phone. No more overthinking online purchases and dealing with the headache of a bajillion returns.
The BEST is yet to come, mama. Cheers to finishing out 2021 in style.
Beth, Andrea & Camille, hosts of the Family Looking Up podcast:
Alright mom squad, this episode was so needed! If you’ve been living in the same pair of leggings and oversized t-shirts since becoming a mom, this episode is for you (it definitely is for us too!). Jammie Baker is a former Hollywood stylist turned mother and personal stylist, whose goal is to help moms get dressed and feel better about themselves.
Whatever you’re stage of motherhood looks like, whether you’re a stay at home mom playing with kids on the floor, or a corporate working mother, or your kids are all in school, you can build your own “momiform” and create a simplified wardrobe that works for your busy life but makes you feel really good!
Make sure to listen to this weeks episode to find out how!
And please, share this episode with a mom friend! We all can feel good about what we wear, regardless of what stage of life or size we are in! This episode really helps us learn how to do just that!
We’re about all things family and home. If you’re a mom, and on the verge of jumping off the dryer or overdosing on Diet Dr. Pepper, visit us weekly for some laughter and hope. Learn from our fails and the successes of others. Motherhood is the busiest, messiest, worst paying job that we love…most of the time. We want you to know you’re doing better than you think. When life gets you down, know that your family is looking up!
I hope you’re liking the weekly outfits, they’re really fun to put together. You can use them for inspiration when getting dressed, you don’t have to shop the look exactly. Maybe you like bow but hate the shirt? Cool! Style is personal and I want you to keep it that way.
I’m no fashion blogger here to tell you what to wear, my intention is to teach you how to find YOUR personal style and make more outfits with less clothes. Have fun with these outfits each week and find ways to recreate them from your closet.
Outside of creating outfit ideas, I’ve been listening to so many books via audible. I can finish a book so much faster this way and listen while doing otherwise boring house work. Are you into audible or do you prefer to hold the actual book?
Anyway… here’s your weekly edit, I hope you have a fabulous week!
If Blair Waldorf had an edgy alter ego, she would wear this outfit.
I am loving the menswear inspired loafers right now, they would also be perfect for ankle length trousers to the office. And if you have been wanting to style a white button down but you’re also a boxy top kind of girl, this version pairs perfectly with a high waisted bottom! A little half tuck to bring in the waist and you’re good to go.
Outfit juxtaposition is so much fun and it’s one of my favorite ways to show two sides of personal style. Pairing this necklace with distressed jeans gives the outfit more of a luxe feel.
Use code: JAMMIEFREESHIP with your Properly Buttoned order for free shipping!
I wear my Properly Buttoned jewelry with my athleisure to elevate the overall look and never feel like I’m on the way to the gym when really… I never go there! Don’t be afraid to wear your “special” pieces on a regular Tuesday. Life is a special occasion, dress for it!
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS THIS WEEK
WHAT’S IN MY CART + ON TREND
TOMORROW inside of the Style Society, I’m hosting a HAPPY HOUR. Pour your favorite drink, put on your comfy clothes, and join us for a group Q&A and style session. It’s your opportunity to ask me anything!
Are you still confused about your body shape? Do you have something in your closet that you don’t know how to style? Do you need help picking an outfit for an event? Want to know what trend works best for you and how to wear it? This is YOUR time to ask your stylist!
There’s also a replay you can catch inside of the style bar when you binge the rest of the season’s videos. Because… OF COURSE you’re a member! I can’t have you walking through Fall with FOMO and without a Fall Style Guide. Obviously. Our official 30 day style challenge starts later this month too!
Come hang out with us!