How To Tuesday: Stylish Clothes for Moms on a Tight Budget

Welcome to this week’s How-To Tuesday post.

So what are you wearing today? Yoga pants again? Admit it, I’ll bet some of you are still in your pjs. Moms of young children are busy, busy, busy! So often we barely have time for showering, much less shopping and keeping up with the latest styles. Today I’m sharing with you some favorite sources for fashion inspiration.

When it comes to post-maternity style, we all have different M.O.s. Some of us prefer to save by buying good pieces that cost a bit more, but that will last a few seasons. Others scout Goodwill and garage sales for can’t-be-beat bargains. Others stick to on-trend, on-budget styles from stores like Old Navy and Target. Whatever your fashion sense, the following sites should help you improve your “hot mom” quotient.

Go-To Blogs for Fashion Inspiration

The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style: Nationally recognized style expert Lilliana Vazquez aims to “help you look fabulous within the framework of your own figure, budget, and lifestyle.” I love Lilliana’s “Look for Less” posts, which offer a pricey haute couture item and show regular folks how to get a similar piece for less (usually under $100). The site features looks from stores like Forever21 and Ann Taylor LOFT.

She’s Still Got It: Part of Cafe Mom’s “The Stir” suite of blogs, She’s Still Got It is the brainchild of Nashville journalist and mom Lindsay Ferrier. Lindsay gives us the scoop on the latest news from the fashion world, the best sales, and the greatest gotta-have-it pieces, all with a healthy dose of humor. I love Lindsay’s Style Dare posts, where she tries out weird fashion items (Pajama jeans! Booty Pop!)–in public, no less–and lets readers know how it went. Lindsay’s other blog is the well-regarded Suburban Turmoil.

Cheap Chic Daily: Fabu-less Finds for Girls on a Budget: Frugal fashion advice from the “style and shopping for the real world” folks at Latest post: Cheap thrills: Monday must-haves under $38. If you love stores like Charlotte Russe, Forever21, and Express, you’ll love this site.

Frugal Fashionista: Head-to-toe celebrity looks on the cheap. I love the 10 under $10 posts. Find picks from Gap, Asos, Go Jane, Forever21, and even Target and Kohls.

She Finds: I love She Finds’ “Taste Test” posts: “Can You Tell Which Leopard Print Bikini Costs $597 More Than The Other?” and the Buying Guides. She Finds also keeps you in the know about the latest sales and flash sale fashion deals.

Ain’t No Mom Jeans focuses on how-to posts for great “Everyday Mom Style.”. Latest Post: An Easy Method To Determine Your Personal Style. Also, Don’t miss the three-part series: New Style Rules for Moms (1, 2, 3)

Fashion Under $100: This blogger’s “The Savvy Stylist” posts address reader-submitted questions, like “What Should I Wear to a Bachelor Party?” You’ll also find wallet-friendly interpretations of celeb outfits. A recent post about a Lindsay Lohan look included items from JCPenney, Forever21, Asos, and Endless shoes. The focus, natch, is on items priced below $100.

What are your favorite frugal fashion blogs?

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  1. Jenna says:

    Thank you for this post! I can’t wait to check out theses sites! My biggest “mom” issue (besides budget) is finding clothes that are easy to nurse my baby in! I get SO tired of t-shirts!