• Lucy Kimani, a mother of two, says, ever since she welcomed her bundles of joy, her fashion world took a vacation of no return.
• “It’s not like I don’t want to be stylish, I just don’t have the time!” she told the Star during an interview.
As a working mom, there is no time, really for creating looks and choosing clothes.
Babies have to be fed, diapers changed, hubby has to be fed, house has to be cleaned and office deadlines have to be met.
Lucy Kimani, a mother of two, says, ever since she welcomed her bundles of joy, her fashion world took a vacation of no return.
“It’s not like I don’t want to be stylish, I just don’t have the time!” she told the Star during an interview.
“I have a lot to think about, so being stylish is something I gave up a long time ago,” she said.
Jackline Wairimu, 32, a student and a fashionprenuer told the star that most women’s fashion changes because 63% are either unhappy with their bodies and want to hide them in the baggy clothing.
Some 53% say “baby fat” and weight gain weight issues are the biggest problems.
For others, Wairimu says either they cannot find something to wear or they are are just too comfortable.
“I don’t need to dress up unless I'm going out,” Lucy says.
“If I'm home, I can stay a whole day in sweats, and if I'm going to work, I wear something basic so that I don’t attract a lot of attention from my co- workers” she added.
Wairimu said that mothers need to ditch their casual attire and start dressing every curve.
“Your hubby might not tell you, but it is high time mothers put some effort when it comes to dressing, leave the jumpers and sweatpants home and look for cute jackets,” she said.
“At the end of the day it is the effort that counts. You don’t have to dress like the ‘old’ you, but always try a new look, add a little makeup, do some skin care. It does make you feel confident and better,” Wairimu advised.
“No one really warns you about the massive body change after your little ones come and I understand mothers face more than a fashion dilemma, but it is time mothers redefine themselves,” she added.
She advised mothers to get proper fitting bras and fix their hair once in a while.
“This will boost your confidence and make you feel cute again, throw in some accessories like bags, earrings, a nice watch and necklace so that you don’t look sloppy or you just came out of the bed,” she said.
Getting inspiration from websites and applications like Pinterest can also help you with your fashion dilemma.
“Some mothers shop for their kids and forget about themselves. Try and spare a day to shop for your wardrobe. Buy new bras, skinny jeans, tops, panties. At your own pace, with minimal efforts, ” she said.
Also, having separate work clothes and home clothes saves you the stress of looking for what to wear in the morning.
“Having at least 20 work clothes that can be paired and organising them according to type of clothing, occasion and length, saves you the stress of hectic mornings,” she advised.