Yanira Garza’s Rules for the Stylish Mom

For stylist and fashion blogger Yanira Garza, looking fabulous is a way of life. But as a busy mom, she knows how quickly one can fall into the “wear-whatever’s-clean” rut.

Describing her style as “classic, chic, and comfortable,” Garza says, "I'm not very 'trendy'. I live in jeans because they’re just easy, but before I walk out the door I jazz it up. I grab a blazer, a bright lipstick and throw on a pair of thigh high flat boots and instantly I'm the 'cool' mom. The holidays are no different. I just add more jewelry."

With the holiday season and all of its parties upon us, Yanira shares her top tips for staying bien vestida and adding “to-go” flair:

1. Minimize

With everything going on, the last thing you need is to feel overwhelmed by a closet full of clothes. Pull 20 to 30 of your favorite pieces out of your closet -- from dresses to pants to sweaters and tops -- and wear only those pieces for the next 30 days. Not only will dressing be simpler, you’ll also get creative by mixing pieces you never thought you would wear together.


2. Comfort doesn't mean conform

Five-inch heels may be a thing of the past for busy moms, but flats should never be boring. Choose a leopard print pair, which match surprisingly well with everything. Consider flat ankle booties too -- they work with skirts and they’re easy to dress up.

3. Get festive

Sparkle is always a hit during the holidays. Spice up your accessories by adding a big cocktail ring, a statement necklace or rhinestone drop earrings, which will work with your dressier wardrobe pieces. But try pairing them with denim too -- you’ll be instantly transformed from frumpy mom to glam mom.
by Valeria Guston