The Fuzzy Jacket Rides Again…
Having fun with style sometimes means letting go of preconceived notions, and silencing (or ignoring) our inner critics. If we’re worried about not following the rules, or not looking “right,” it can stifle our style.
I’ve written before that my parents had a real hang-up about weight. I was never thin enough to please them*, and over time internalized those negative judgements. It zapped my confidence and skewed my self-perception. Over the years I learned to dress to hide my body and camouflage my “flaws.” It became my safety zone, but I felt as though I’d painted myself into a corner.
Wearing more color and venturing out from my long-over-lean silhouette has made me feel more exposed. That was anxiety-inducing at first, and I won’t say that it still isn’t sometimes. But there’s a lot more to “flattering” than looking smaller/slimmer.
I’m so glad I took a step (leap?) out of my comfort zone and tried this fuzzy jacket! It’s fun and I find it so easy to wear, even though it’s not what I was taught was “slimming.” (And I have to tell you, I get SO many compliments on it!)
My friend Karen calls this a “Mother Trucker Jacket.” She bought the baby blue, and you can see how she styles hers here (second image has full outfit):
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That’s one fuzzy mother trucker! When you think about it, we moms are the OG truckers, schlepping kids to school, doctors, sports, transporting Costco loads and crated pets— you get it! @susan_unefemme knows my style sensibilities WELL, so when she recommended I try her new fuzzy mother trucker jacket too, I got right on it! The baby blue version checks some important style boxes for me— warm, well-fitting and feminine! Styling the jacket up with my beloved @frenchkandejewelry, a corduroy bucket hat and a fun plaid scarf. Don’t you deserve to wear a Mother Trucker jacket too? I betcha do! 🤪#styleover40 #styleover50 #agelessstyle #agelessfashion #timelessstyle #truckerjacket #mothertrucker #frenchkande #frenchkandejewelry#momstyle #momsofinstagram #momfashion
*Just a note: my parents were a product of their culture and upbringing too. I do believe they believed they were helping me fit into the world as they knew it.