The Mommy Stylist

Who needs practicality? Add wow to your wardrobe with affordable statement pieces

Moms are known for their practicality; it's a necessary part of raising children. At the Mommy Stylist, we take practicality into consideration when recommending clothing and creating outfits that suit with a mom's busy lifestyle. 

But sometimes we all want to be a little impractical. An easy way to do that is to add some pieces to your wardrobe that are a little bold, a little daring and a lot of fun.

We rounded up some items that are not only inexpensive but also will work with items you already have in your closet. These pieces add a pop of color or an interesting pattern on days when you could stand to be sassy.


The sheer fabric of this blouse balances the bold texture to create a contemporary, feminine style. ($88/Nordstrom)

There's nothing like a cute raincoat to brighten up a gloomy day. ($34.98/Target)

Sassy yet subtle, a pair of tone-on-tone, animal-print jeans shows you are stylish without screaming, "Look at me!" ($22/Old Navy)

If you want to make a smaller statement, try an accessory like this pretty blue lizard-print handbag. ($69.99/Target)

Add some color to your rock and roll look with this faux leather jacket. The quilting detail will make your friends think it came from a high-end store. ($39.80/Forever 21)

These funky cheetah-print wedges aren't too high, and the ankle straps keep them comfortably on your feet. ($65/Bloom)

Wear this lovely ombre blouse with a pair of white jeans. ($36/Accents)

Colored lace is a big trend right now, and this red skirt is the perfect blend of sexy and demure. ($49.99/Zara)

Who needs blue suede shoes when they could have a fabulous faux blue suede jacket like this one? ($44.99/Piperlime)

A mostly neutral outfit begs for a bright purse, like this beautiful berry bag. ($20.99/Call It Spring)

Marie Antoinette wore patterns with pride and so should you — especially a pattern as regal as this one. ($39.99/Zara)

The eyelet detail on this faux leather top softens it; the peplum minimizes the waist and hides the tummy. ($140/Miss Selfridge)

The pretty pattern on this dress says "designer," but the price tag does no. ($39.99/Piperlime)

The faded wash gives these jeans a cool retro look. The mid-rise waist means no muffin top. ($82.99/Piperlime)

This statement dress can go from day to night. Pair it with flats and a blazer or high-heeled booties and a leather jacket. ($80/Chloe Loves Charlie)

Sally Hansen nail stickers go on in ten minutes (with no dry time) and last more than a week. This gold and black pattern is both stylish and grown-up. Just remember to cut nails short to keep them from looking costume-y. ($7/Target)