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  • Writer's pictureLital Gottlieb

Glam on the Go: Elevating Activewear for the Superhero Mom

Who says you can't conquer the world (or at least your to-do list) in activewear? Gear up to infuse high fashion into high function for your everyday heroics!

January 16th 2024

Blog post for stay at fashion moms

Hey there, champions of the playdate and queens of the quick workout! Let's rewrite the rules of activewear. Twelve years ago, I was the woman with “house dresses,” never imagining a day lived in leggings. The only thing I had in common with a Parisian woman was a disdain for gym wear outside the gym. But as I navigated motherhood, the siren call of comfort began to drown out the echoes of style. Suddenly, this once-heel-toting fashionista found herself donning the mom uniform – leggings, a t-shirt, an oversized cardigan, and flip flops. My once unwavering confidence started to waver.

But the fashionista spirit never really fades, does it? That burning desire to dress up rekindled within me, igniting a quest to rediscover my stylish self, but this time with a non-negotiable: it had to be stylishly comfortable! So here I am, ready to strut through my day, from the gym to the grocery store, looking like a runway model who just happens to know a great deal about fruit snacks. Forget choosing between comfort and style - in the world of the modern mom, we demand both!

Athleisure Alchemy – Turning the Everyday into the Extraordinary

The Snuggle-Me-Chic Ensemble - Who knew a cardigan could give you a hug and style points at the same time? Pair it with leggings that love your legs like a latte loves a dash of cinnamon, and you've got a combo that's equal parts comfort and class. It's the fashion equivalent of having your cake and eating it too—only it's a cardigan, and you're totally rocking it.

The Vest Best Thing - This look is all about that puff vest, which is essentially a hug in clothing form. It's the perfect topper to any mom-on-the-move outfit, adding a layer of 'cool mom' without trying too hard. Underneath, keep it classic with a button-up or a breezy blouse, and you've got a look that's ready to tackle a breezy soccer game morning or an impromptu coffee date. It's not just a vest; it's your wardrobe's MVP (Most Valuable Piece).

Athleisure’s Encore in Elegance- Cue the spotlight for an outfit that's less about the catwalk and more about the 'mom-walk' from the coffee shop to the playground. It’s where comfort meets chic in a tango of style - think of it as your sartorial secret sauce for those days when your calendar is a juggling act. This isn't just an outfit; it's your trusty sidekick in the epic adventure of motherhood. It whispers elegance while shouting practicality, perfect for conquering the urban jungle or the occasional PTA meeting. Who needs high heels when your athleisure game is this strong? It's the kind of ensemble that makes you feel like a superhero, even if your superpower is managing a grocery list while planning a playdate.

The Chic Comfort Conundrum

The 'Oh So Long' Cardigan - Long cardigans are the unsung heroes of the mom wardrobe, like a security blanket with a fashion degree. They've got you covered (literally) for those days when time is a thief, and you still want to look like style is your sidekick. It's your 'wear anywhere, fear nothing' piece, and yes, it's totally okay to accept compliments.

Textured Trendsetter - Embrace a sweater that's a feast for the senses, adding a dash of panache to your trusty joggers. It's like wrapping yourself in a style statement that's as cozy as a warm hug on a chilly morning. This textured number says, "I'm chic," with a wink, and "I'm comfortable," with a smile. It's for those days when your outfit needs to be as multifaceted as you are – stylish enough for a coffee date, yet comfy enough for those heartwarming moments reading stories with the little ones. Who said storytime can't have a touch of runway elegance?

Stripes and Sneakers - A Love Story - Stride into your day with a getup that's a salute to stripes, the unsung hero of the pattern world. They're like the perfect playlist for any mood, any setting. And when paired with your trusty leggings, you've got a combo that's as classic as an old song but as fresh as the top hits. Throw on a utilliy jacket that's got more pockets than you've got items to stash (challenge accepted), and slip into those sneakers that whisper, "I'm on the move, but I'm here for the style." This isn't just an outfit; it's your day's anthem. It's for ticking off that to-do list with the gusto of a mom who's got her fashion game on stealth mode. In this ensemble, you're not just keeping up with the trends; you're running the whole trend marathon - and winning.

High-End Charm Meets Everyday Chic

Strutting the High-Low Catwalk - Imagine a day where your most cherished accessories team up with your athleisure favorites for a style rendezvous. Picture your alluring sunglasses as your secret agent against the sun's glare and curious glances, while your hoop earrings play the role of subtle yet dazzling sidekicks. Then there's your bag – not just a holder of all things mom-essential, but a statement of style that says, "Yes, I carry snacks and I look fabulous doing it." Wrapped in your snug puffer vest, paired with the timeless grace of a turtleneck, you're not just dressed, you're making a statement. This ensemble is your secret recipe for turning a regular day into a page from a fashion diary, proving that practicality and elegance can indeed share the same closet space. It's less of a 'mom uniform' and more of a 'momiform' with a diploma in style!

So there we are, lovelies – gliding through the everyday hustle in athleisure that's as lively as our bustling schedules. We've all navigated our own fashion paths, swapping the 'maybe-not' outfits for 'absolutely-yes' comfort that doesn't skimp on style. From the tender embrace of our cherished cardigans to the confident stride in our trusty sneakers, we're crafting the new mom-style playbook. Our accessories? They're not just the icing on the cake, they're the sparkles on our daily ensemble.

So here's to us, the day-to-day heroines, mastering the balance of parenthood with a dash of sartorial savvy. We've turned the 'mom uniform' into a medley of moxie and grace. Let's keep splashing our days with vibrant stripes and joyful grins, showing the world that our style is as adaptable, animated, and awe-inspiring as we are. Every sunrise ushers in a fresh scene, and we're all dressed up for each act with a wink and a wardrobe win.

With Love and Style,

LiTaL ❤️

Founder & Chief Fashionista,

The Fashion Mission


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Portrait photo of mother and advocate, Lital, who is the Founder of The Fashion Mission

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