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4 Très Bien Ways to Wear Stripes

current elliot pants

Becoming a mom was very liberating for me and it did change my style as well as my post-baby fashion mentality. Maybe it was laying spread eagle in front of 12 doctors (I delivered at a teaching hospital so some of these kids were residents) and maybe it is just age, but I really DGAF (definition here if you need it) about many of the things that used to concern me. I thought motherhood would mean giving up the freedom of having personal style, but I was way wrong. Realistically, motherhood has enhanced my personal style by giving me more confidence and an overwhelming sense of purpose.

Now I wear whatever makes my days brighter and simpler. Yes, sometimes that is fabulous pumps (collective mom gasp). Why wear flats to dinner with the girls? When I’m with my kiddo, it’s comfy slacks, a machine-washable shirt and stylish flats (these leopard ones have been on repeat) that deliver practicality and a put-together look. Hashtag, win. *Read to the end to see how some of my most fashionable mom friends wear this top.

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Bobeau tee (sold out- similar here) / Current Elliot pants / Steve Madden x The Blonde Salad shoes / Chain link bracelet via Stitch Fix, others Anthro & Alex + Ani

Thanks so much for reading! Now check out how these MILFs (moms in love with fashion, sicko) wore their striped tee.

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  • Samantha Hawes

    Love the way you styled your stripes, especially with those comfy pants! I need to get on board the frumterable train!! 😉
    The last picture of you and little miss Harlowe is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E.
    Thanks again for including me in this fun collab, and introducing me to such stylish blogging mamas!
    XO – Samantha

  • Kristie

    Bethann – love your writing! I’m going to start referring to myself as a MILF from now on 😉 You look great and I am digging the new hair color. Thank you so much for organizing, you are wonderful!


  • Oh to Be a Muse

    I really like the way you’re wearing these stripes, and your mommy style is fab. I like that you DGAF and just dress how you want.That’s how it should always be!

  • Dana Saign

    I so remember the mornings of Harlowe sleepless nights. You are amazing! Miss you doll xoxoxo

    • Bethann Wagner

      Dana! Oh man, those were some rough days! I am grateful that I had you, egg whites and the Zen Den to look forward to (and also to keep me awake)! I’ll have you know that I miss you and think of you often… like every time I see anything Lulu Lemon on anyone. 🙂 Thank you for your comment and for reading!

  • Brooke

    You do always look very confident in everything you wear—from heels and a dress to casual pants and sneakers. I think that is truly the most important aspect in fashion—confidence. I too feel as I get older I am becoming way less worried about what other people think, and dressing for myself. I am really loving how you styled this tee, especially with those leopard print sneakers. Also, your hair is looking absolutely gorgeous (it always does though). xo!

  • Cara Northcutt

    But really though, I can’t get enough of this hair every time I see it! Love the top with the pants and shoes!

    xx Cara

  • Always Stylish Mama

    This post came out great! Sorry I couldn’t “get it together” to join you girls! You all look fabulous! Let me know when you do another collab!