Although Lindsey Cheney of The Pleated Poppy runs a popular blog and is a homeschooling mom of three, she has still managed to cultivate a cool, casual, approachable mom style that has earned her legions of fans (including me!) and has many of us asking how she does it all. Here, she spills her style secrets.
What is your secret to getting dressed in the morning?
My general go-to is a pair of cropped skinny jeans and a cute tee – from there the rest depends on what the plans are for the day: homeschool, meetings, errands? I’ll choose a simple necklace and Converse or a statement necklace, maybe a bracelet and flats or sandals. I always go for comfort.
What is your favorite place to shop?
I really like Target. They have great styles, both classic and trendy, at really reasonable prices. Plus, I can get everything I need in one place!
How has motherhood changed your mom style?
I go for comfort in almost all things! Plus, with motherhood has come body changes, so I have learned over the years how to work with my body and wear cuts that flatter the most.
Name 5 things you can’t live without.
Cotton camisoles, jeans, v-neck t-shirts, Converse Chuck Taylors.
Do you wear makeup every day?
I wear makeup most days, but its about a three-minute routine: Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Mascara, E.L.F. blush, lipliner with Burt’s Bees chapstick, and cover-up on blemishes if needed.
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
Pinterest always. I also love to read Kendi Everyday. She has a fun, attainable style with a little bit of edge.
Describe your go-to mom look.
Standard day with the kids: a loose-fit v-neck tee, skinny jeans, white Converse. Then I step it up a notch with quickly curled hair and a pretty necklace.
What is one thing you do every day to pamper yourself?
I don’t have a daily pampering routine! I need to get on that!
If you could only apply one makeup item, what would it be?
Favorite denim brand?
Forever 21. Ten bucks. Can’t beat that.
Color, neutrals, or both?
Right now, neutrals. All. The. Time.
Name the one signature accessory you are never seen without.
A necklace. I always have on a necklace!
Lindsey’s casual style is surprisingly easy to pull off! Here, a recap of her style secrets:
1. Jazz up basics, like tees and skinny jeans, with a great statement necklace.
2. Comfort is key, but that doesn’t mean sacrificing style.
3. Style doesn’t have to be expensive. Forever 21 and Target can be great sources of budget-friendly finds!
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