For some parents, being fashionable just isn’t on their agenda. They try and look the best they can, but they were never really into fashion and wearing the latest trends before they had a child, so it’s not a major issue that they can’t keep up with the modern styles now that they’ve got a little one running around.
There are parents at the other end of the scale completely, however and as they adored being seen in the latest fashion trends, when they found out that they had a child coming along, they had a few moments where they panicked, wondering how they were going to fit their fashion lifestyles around their new parenting ones.
And whilst some parents who fall into this group might give up completely and feel just as happy in their tracksuit bottoms and jumper now they’re a parent as they did when they were wearing the latest fashion labels, this isn’t the only route available to new parents – it’s simply amending your styles and your outlook.
One of the first things you have to do as a parent who wants to look fashionable is to stop trying to keep up with the latest trends as soon as they’re out and instead get some staple items into your wardrobe.
Jeans are a perfect example.
An item of clothing that is highly unlikely to go out of fashion, you can dress them up or down and they’re just as suitable for making you look fashionable and trendy whilst pushing the stroller through the park as they are when teamed with a pair of heels for a night out on the town.
The other important point to consider is that rather than buying fashion accessories for you, you need to be buying fashion accessories that are useful for your baby and you as a parent.
And this is actually a whole lot easier than you might think.
Using pushchairs and prams as examples, many of the leading manufacturers work with designers from around the world to ensure that not only are their pushchairs and prams safe for baby and ergonomically suited for the parent, but that they’re fashionable and stylish, too.
The same applies to baby changing bags and they are no longer just bags for parents to stuff nappies and milk bottles into, instead being bags that double up as trendy satchels and over the should bags.
Being a Mum or Dad doesn’t mean that you have to commit crimes against fashion and all it requires is for you to simply think a little about what you’re buying – in terms of both your clothes and your baby products.