Styling Tips for New Moms for the First Day Back at Work

By Shannon Gurnee
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May 28, 2022
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Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing styling tips for new moms for the first day back at work. 

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One of the most nerve-wracking days of motherhood is when it’s time to go back to work. You were comfortable before, but now you have an entirely new full-time job (and a tiny human you’re responsible for 24/7). Then, as if that wasn’t enough, on top of everything else, there’s the added pressure to look professional and put together. But don’t worry! We’ve got your back. Here are some easy tips to help get you through it:

Get Some New Clothes for Your First Day

When you’re feeling like a new mom, it can be easy to feel like your old self is gone forever. But don’t give up hope! You may not feel like your old self right away, but a few tools and tips can help bring out that old-fashioned confidence in no time.

For one thing, consider getting some new clothes for your first day back at work. You’ll have an easier time getting through the day by looking and feeling confident in what you’re wearing!

Prepare Your Outfit the Night Before

If you can, it’s a good idea to pack your bag the night before. You may want to do some last-minute ironing or steaming of your clothes (especially if they have been packed away for a while), but don’t stress about it too much—just make sure all your essentials are in there: lipstick, deodorant, and any other beauty products that you use every day.

Wear Your Favorite Accessory

Wear your favorite accessory. The first day back at work can be stressful, and you want to look good! Plus, you will have the added confidence boost from wearing something that makes you feel good about yourself.

For example, wear an elegant emerald ring to add to your new mama glow. Emerald rings are easy to maintain and don’t require a lot of maintenance—you won’t have to worry about having time for polishing or repairing them when they get dull or scratched up during the day! With the number of beautiful ring designs available in an emerald catalog, browse through them and choose the most stunning one. 

Get a Hairstyle

The first day back at work is a big deal. Getting a haircut before you go back to work will help boost your confidence, which will make it easier for you to succeed at work. Getting a new hairstyle is also beneficial because it’s convenient—you can get up and go in the morning, and no one else needs to know that it was styled by a professional (i.e., your hairstylist).

Additionally, getting a haircut that requires very little maintenance can help save time on busy mornings when you don’t have much time between children and meetings with clients or coworkers.

Book a Massage

A professional massage can help you relax, reduce stress and pain, and help you feel your best for the day ahead. If you don’t have time or money for a professional massage, consider asking a friend to give you one. The kind of massage that works best will depend on what symptoms or issues are most relevant for you. For example, if your back hurts after carrying around an infant or toddler all day long, then a deep tissue massage might be just what the doctor ordered!

Do Your Nails

  • Pick a color that’s appropriate for work. You want to look professional but not too polished—you don’t want your colleagues thinking you’ve got time on your hands. In terms of color, neutrals or earth tones are best; red is a little too strong and can be distracting, while pinks are too light-hearted for the office.
  • Use a base coat before applying polish to prevent chipping and peeling later on.
  • Use a top coat after applying the polish to seal it in place so that it lasts longer than normal without chipping or peeling off prematurely (especially important if you’re using an opaque shade).

Have a Photo of Your Child With You to Look at When You Miss Them

After your baby is born, returning to work can be overwhelming. You feel like you are missing out on all the fun, and you might feel like you want to stay home with the little one forever. However, it is important for both yourself and your family that you return to work. Carrying a photo of your child around with you will help remind you why this is necessary. When feelings of missing them overwhelm or when feelings of inadequacy overwhelm because they are at school or daycare while you are at work, look at the photo and remember how lucky they are to have such a great caregiver taking care of them while they learn their ABCs.

Wrapping Up

Congratulations on your new addition! We understand how stressful this time can be. Our best advice is to take it all one step at a time and remember that you’re not alone in these struggles. Hopefully, these styling tips have given you some ideas and inspiration to help you feel like yourself again when getting ready for work—even if that means wearing sweatpants!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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