Breaking the Mold: 5 Alternative Style Tips for Mom Life


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Even if you’re punk at heart, adult and parental life responsibilities can get in the way of expressing yourself. Whether you’ve lost the energy or time to do complex makeup or have grown out of touch with the alternative scene, it’s common to stop indulging in things you like because life gets in the way. 

Being a mom is no easy feat. With daily responsibilities and tasks, finding the time to express yourself through fashion can be challenging. However, it’s important to remember that motherhood doesn’t mean sacrificing your sense of self and personal style. You don’t have to let go of your alternative or punk style. There are plenty of alternative fashion options that can be both functional and stylish for busy moms. This guide will give you four tips for incorporating alternative style into your daily mom life, from piercings to alternative clothing.

  • One Accessory Might Be All You Need.

Accessories are a quick and easy way to add a touch of alternative style to your everyday outfits. The best thing about them is that you don’t need a lot to make a statement. In fact, one or two well-chosen accessories can make an otherwise thrown-together outfit look flashier and more alternative.

Try wearing chunky metal jewelry, studded belts, and oversized sunglasses to make a statement. Consider incorporating alternative materials into your jewelry, such as resin, leather, and velvet. You can also try experimenting with alternative hair accessories, such as fascinators, hairpins, and colorful hair bands. 

Piercings are a fantastic way to add a unique and edgy touch to your look. From septum piercings to ear cuffs, there are plenty of options for moms who want to experiment with alternative piercings. Or, you could find a stud for your lip piercing that doesn’t get in the way of other tasks. 

Remember to take proper care of your piercings, both during the healing process and after, to keep them healthy and prevent infection. If you’re unsure about which piercings to get, consider consulting a professional piercer for advice and recommendations.

  • Incorporate Alternative Makeup.

Makeup is a fun and creative way to express your personal style and individuality, and alternative makeup can be a great way to do just that. From bold lip colors to creative eye makeup, there are plenty of alternative makeup options to choose from. Consider trying alternative makeup styles, such as gothic, punk, or cybergoth. Don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with your makeup!

Makeup can be time-consuming, but it can be a fun past-time or hobby that pays off. Adding some choice eyeliner or colorful lipstick can really elevate your look!

  • Experiment With Alternative Clothing.

From punk-inspired outfits to gothic Lolita ensembles, alternative clothing is a great way to express your individuality and personal style. Look for alternative clothing brands that offer stylish and practical items, such as flowy dresses, comfy leggings, and oversized shirts. Also, consider investing in versatile pieces that you can dress up or down depending on the occasion.

Another one of the key ways to make low-effort alternative dressing work for you is to invest in classic pieces. Classic pieces like leather jackets, band tees, and ripped jeans can be worn repeatedly, giving you various options for putting together different outfits. In addition, these versatile pieces can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

  • Experiment With Layering.

Layering is a great way to add interest to your outfits, and it’s a perfect option for moms who need to be able to take layers on and off as the day goes on. For example, try layering a band tee over a long-sleeve shirt, or pair a leather jacket with a plaid shirt. You can also layer different patterns and textures to create a unique and eye-catching look. Layering will make a bunch of everyday clothes look more intentional and alternative without too much effort on your part. 

  • Embrace Your Alternative Side.

Being a mom doesn’t mean you should stop caring about your appearance. On the contrary, sometimes you need self-expression and individuality outside your responsibilities as a parent. 

Ultimately, the key to incorporating alternative style into your life is to have confidence in your style. 

Feel free to try new things and experiment with different alternative styles. Incorporating alternative style into your mom’s life is a great way to express your individuality and personal style while balancing the demands of motherhood.

Whether you’re looking to experiment with alternative clothing, piercings, makeup, or accessories, you have plenty of options. So go ahead, embrace your alternative side, and have confidence in your style as a mom.

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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