Being a mom, you have multiple titles. You may be the mother, the baker, the chef, the creator, the fun maker. You are the superstar, who does it all. You have so many things you set out to accomplish during the 24 hours of the day that time seems to fly by too fast. Having a stylish outfit that can be easily thrown together is a must, especially in today’s day and age. That is why at Mamastyles we have handpicked amazing casual tank tops that are simple, but refined all at the same. These are tanks can be paired with whatever bottoms you choose, maybe it is your favorite pair of jeans or casual maxi that is your summer staple. Having tops in simple, neutral and solid colors, makes them easily transitional from outfit to outfit. Though we love and appreciate a good print, styling patterned tops may be a bit more complex which means more effort. When you are on the go, these casual tanks can save you time and energy!
We want to simplify things for you by being fashion forward and are always on the lookout for stylish pieces that you may want to add to your mommy wardrobe. Check out the casual chic tanks we chose for you stylish mamas!
1 >> Spacedye Swing Tank by Moth available at Anthropologie for $88
This beautiful pullover knit tank comes in the shade of blue motif. It is a very subtle color that can coordinate well with many items. It is made of cotton, viscose and polyester knit. We love that it is long and has a very chic knit pattern. The white knit trim adds pretty detail around the tank, adding to its sophistication factor.
2 >> Fringe Tank available at Banana Republic for $39.50
Fringe has been on trend and is definitely a fun aspect we enjoy from the Bohemian chic come back. This tank has it all. The black fringe, is rad. It is edgy but also elegant. Maybe black isn’t your chosen shade? Lucky you, this cool tank also comes in Blush. If you get it in black it can add flair to any outfit as it boldly stands out on its own.
3 >> Linen Jersey Asymmetrical Hem Tee by Alternative Apparel available at Rodale’s for $49.95
This Ash Heather Hem Tank has lovely scoop neck with an asymmetrical hem. The shape and cut of this tank make it chic, unique and give it stylish character. It even has a side slit on the bottom right. It is made out of 100% sustainable linen fabric. Bonus points for this tank! We think this airy top will serve you well through the day. It can easily be layered to add even more oomph to your ensemble.
4 >> Linen Split-Neck Tank in Stripe available at Madewell for $38
We love this classic linen striped tank! It has a nice split neckline and comes in the shade of dusty waterfall. It is airy and fitted but also loose. It looks so comfy! This is a perfect choice for everyday outfit. We think it would be perfect paired with classic jean shorts of course, making this classic outfit complete.
5 >> Endless Tank available at Lucky Brand for $69.50
This tank is made chic by all the attention to the details. The Henley button front, dainty buttons, and airiness combine to make it very graceful. We love these details! It is made of 100% rayon dobby. Get the photo pictured in Nigori, or choose from American Navy, Victoria Blue, or Red. We love all of them!
So do you see yourself wearing any of these tops? If so, which is your top pick?
Some joyful things that characterize summer are the flowers being in full bloom everywhere you go, along with the other beautiful bright colors such as a still warm sunset enjoyed with friends with a slice of watermelon in hand and the soft glow of a rainbow after a cool refreshing storm. It would make sense why fashionistas everywhere choose to go a little bid bolder and brighter with their fashion pieces over the glorious summer months! Roses are a classic American flower that are beloved by many. The rose’s scent is so pretty, pure, fresh and heavenly and its petals are soft and delicate. The rose thus makes a fantastic print to grace its presence on our clothing!
At Mamastyles, we thought it would be fun to find Rose Print dresses that are set in each color of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. We also found all of these colorful rose print dresses priced at under $100! We hope these rainbow colored rose dresses will inspire you to embrace vivid color this summer! Let these dress inspire you to think outside the box and add a fresh splash of color to your mommy wardrobe!
RED >> Oasis Rose Print Skater Dress, available at ASOS for $63
ORANGE >> Belted Floral Print Chiffon Fit & Flare Dress, available at NordstromRack for $39.97
YELLOW >> MINKPINK Citrus Floral Dress, available at SwimOutlet for $44.95
GREEN >> ASOS Textured Tea Skater Dress in Green Rose Print, available at ASOS for $58.00
BLUE >> Paint That the Truth? Dress, available at ModCloth for $59.99
INDIGO >> Rose Print Cami Dress, available at Forever21 for $15.90
VIOLET >> Gabriella Rocha Joanna Rose Print Dress, available at 6pm.com for $67.99
So, which is your favorite rose print dress?! What is your favorite color to wear in the summer? Let us know in the comments below!
Jewelry is a special delight for women. With the right pairing of jewelry, a look can be beautifully elevated and add that extra sparkle to truly make an outfit shine. In fashion, you can easily layer on many stylish garments to achieve the individual look to express yourself. Layering however is not just for your clothing, currently it is very trendy to stack multiple rings on your fingers. Dainty rings on all levels of your fingers, or large ones or medium sized rings. Stackable rings create a unique look that we totally think is worth a try!
The exciting thing about the stackable rings trend is that you can explore so many options to see what you like. For a truly unique look, you can mix and match various types of metals such as gold, rose gold and silver. You can also add in your favorite gemstone rings, textured rings and rings of different shapes and colors to really make your style pop. Ultimately whatever your heart desires to wear, you can do it! This trend is really exciting because anything can go! However, it does have a gorgeous effect when the stackable rings are fairly cohesive. You can layer your whole hand or start small with just a few on your fingers. There are so many possibilities!
This is a wonderful style trend to explore as a mom, because it is quick and less fussy then attempting to style an outfit head to toe. With this look, figuring out what rings you want to wear for the day won’t take you much time at all. Stackable rings can be a fun way to explore your style preferences, especially in terms of jewelry. Maybe you will discover that you really are a rose gold lover, or maybe it is strictly silver rings for you. Or maybe you are a fan of stackable rings in every gemstone color that exists. Whatever your preference may be, we encourage you to try this new stylish jewelry trend!
Below we found some wonderful stackable ring sets for mothers everywhere. If you really want to go bold and expand your ring collection, the four finds below would all coordinate beautifully together! You could mix and match all of these rings seamlessly. At Mamastyles we have you covered when it comes to choosing style finds that are fashionable and on trend!
1 >> Topaz Quatro Ring Set, available at Sundance for $180
These four topaz rings set in sterling silver bands are quite stunning! They range of whole sizes from 5 to 9 and can be worn all at once or individually. Each band is unique with a different textures. They can also be coordinated to match various outfits. We find them so charming! The gorgeous stones are quality and this set seems built to last for many years.
2 >> Mixed Rings (Set of 3) available at Nordstrom for $26
These three nature inspired golden rings have branch like and leaf designs on them. They would be perfect paired with your nature inspired outfit. They come in size 7 and are made of glass and cubic zirconia. They are lovely and affordable!
3 >> Moonlight to Sunshine Rings set of 6 available at Sundance for $120
Two of the rings are made of sterling silver and the other four are made of 18k gold vermeil. They range in sizes of 5 to 9. This set is the perfect pair for the mamas who have a love for both types of metal, and want a staple that can be easily mixed and matched with other more complex stackable rings. This is also a great choice for the minimalism moms out there too!
4 >> Lucky Brand Two-Tone Organic Stone Stack Ring, available at Macy’s for $29
We love the engraved designs and tiny stones set in these mixed metal rings. The earthy natural tones of these rings allow them to match with anything. The details on each ring are exquisite. They would be great matched with a bohemian styled outfit! These come in size 7.
Which stackable ring find is your favorite? What do you think about the stackable ring trend, have you hopped on this trend yet?
When it comes to buying clothing, the best thing you can do for the environment and your health is to choose clothing that is free of pesticides and is made from quality sustainable materials. Organic cotton is a wonderful natural fabric choice because it is produced without being sprayed with synthetic chemicals which can be imbedded in the fibers. Organic cotton is also beneficial because it uses less water than other fabrics, is softer and bottom line, a better product to wear in comparison to regular cotton or other synthetic fabrics. When you purchase clothing and fashion items that are made of organic cotton, you are protecting both your family at home and the environment as well!
Organic cotton may be more expensive than regular cotton or synthetic fabrics, but I have found that my organic clothing has lasted many years and it makes me feel good when I wear it because I know that is was grown ethically with the environment in mind and the health of people.
So, go organic if you can!
Below is a great example of a casual, pretty natural outfit for mamas. All of the fashion pieces consist of organic cotton, bamboo viscose, and recycled materials.
1 >> Short Sleeve Boxy V-neck Tee available at Blue Fly for $42
This relaxed fit tee is created from 100% organic cotton. The short cap sleeves and the V-neck make it feminine, and being a basic it is a great investment piece because this top will match practically everything in your closet! It also is a great choice to wear with your favorite necklace.
2 >> Vidorreta Jana Wedges available at 6pm.com for $44.99
These color block wedges utilize the natural material of rope to line the outside of the wedge, giving it a natural feel. They also have a natural rubber sole. The light lavender and rose pink shade work fabulously together.
3 >> Upstate Leather + Linen Handbag available at Rodale’s for $298
The handbag’s cream exterior is created from vintage recycled French textiles. The interior of the bag is lined with a fabric that is actually recycled painter’s drop cloths, can you believe it?! It is pretty incredible how recycled fabrics can be reinvented to create such a beautiful ecofriendly bag! The bag was Made in the USA, which means it was created to support the workers of the United States of America. The leather bottom and straps were sourced from locals in New York.
This bag will surely fit all of the essentials when you are on the go, your children’s toys, snacks, your phone, iPad and much more, making it a great option for the eco-conscious mamas!
4 >> FIG Clothing Ouadda Skirt available at 6pm.com for $42.99
Made of 64% bamboo viscose, 28% organic cotton, and 8% spandex, this gorgeous vibrant purple skirt is a great choice for summer. It is long, flowy, loose and drapes comfortably across the body, which makes it great for all mamas who are looking for comfort in their daily outfit.
5 >> Organic Lip Bloss in Sardinia Spirit available at Rodale’s for $15
Don’t forget to pack an organic lip gloss in your recycled handbag to moisten your lips throughout the day’s journey. This organic lip gloss offers a punch of color to your outfit while being made of all certified organic ingredients. A handy must have to have on you, especially when your lips are really dry. Choose from four options. We chose Sardinia Spirit a lovely shade of pink. As stated on Rodale’s website, “Sardinia Spirit elicits scenes of turquoise seas and white sandy beaches and stunning sunsets. This shimmery pink, fruity bloss is all about transforming your day into night with ease. Lightly scented and flavored with organic watermelon.” Sounds good to us!
As a mama, would you wear this outfit? What is your favorite piece? Let us know in the comments below!
Runway dresses from Alberta Ferretti, Etro, and Chloé.
Luxurious bohemian maxi dresses have been on trend for a while now, and are especially hot for the Spring and Summer of 2015. 1970s retro, hippie bohemian chic vibe is absolutely stunning, especially in the case of the delicate pink, the tribal blue and lacy earth dresses pictured above. The dresses flow so graciously and as mothers maxi dresses are a perfect choice because of their versatility and comfort level. You do not have to worry about feeling constrained and the long length of them makes us all look taller. What really makes maxi dresses stand out is there femininity factor. They are girly and allow one to feel pretty. You also don’t have to worry about showing off too much skin. They are truly a fun, pretty, comfortable and appropriate summer fashion piece for all mamas!
We found some runway dresses that look similar to the beautiful dresses pictured above, but with a summer twist, without the sleeves. Sure they may not be the right fashion piece to where to little Johnny’s baseball game. But they are the perfect date night dress to wear when you go out with your husband or a great option for the sophisticated weekend evening dinner at a local restaurant with your family.
Here is what we found…
From left to right:
>> Chenille Embroidered Maxi Dress, available at Forever21 for $27.99
This pretty dress is set in soft pink, has a round neckline and gorgeous chenille embroidery! It flows so gracefully and would look amazing paired with some gold jewelry and bangle bracelets.
>> Future Looks Blithe Dress, available at ModCloth on sale for $14.99!
The geometric symmetrical pattern on this dress is awesome! The touch of lacing at the top gives it a feminine feel that makes it more sophisticated. Pair it with a pair of white gladiator sandals and some dangle earrings to complete an elegant look.
>> Culture Phit Hally Dress, available at 6pm.com for $32.99
This beautiful earthy dress has an empire waist and a long chic length. Wear your bold turquoise gemstone jewelry with this dress to give it even more bohemian flair!
Which dress is your favorite and where would you wear it to? Let us know in the comments below!
Celebrity Mamas, Kourtney Kardashian, Liv Tyler and Jessica Alba, all wearing stylish and trendy gladiator sandals
As a mother, comfort is a big priority. From running around with the little ones, playing in nature with the bright sun rays warming your hearts, laughter, messes and memories made, style may be the last thing on your mind. It doesn’t have to be though, because shoes are a fabulous way to pull an outfit together! Fortunately gladiator sandals are a huge style trend now for the Summer of 2015. Not only are they trendy and chic, but they are flat and casual, making them easy to wear throughout a busy day. They are a great choice for mothers everywhere. There is an ease of comfort when wearing along with the added bonus that these sandals can look highly sophisticated and edgy! At Mamastyles, we believe that having your own style as a mother is beautiful. It brings you confidence to feel and look your best. And when you have confidence, nothing can stop you!
Here are our top 10 picks for gorgeous gladiator sandals to enhance any outfit!
1 >> Free People Edgewater Lace Up Sandals, available at ShopBop for $100.80
Made of leather in Portugal, these gladiator sandals feature cross stitched piping that lace up to be tied. We really like the unique detailing of the leather that holds the laces. These are casual and look so comfortable! Since theses sandals are more enclosed and your skin is less exposed they would be an amazing transition piece to be worn in Spring, Summer and Fall. Bonus points for these gladiators!
2 >> Jeffrey Campbell Hola Gladiator Sandal, available at UrbanOutfitters for $115
These gladiators are simply gorgeous! They come in grey, black and white and feature a lovely crosshatching with a zip closure in the back. The corset lacing has a lovely braided texture to it. Perfect for a summer stroll through the park with your kids!
3 >> Free People Oliviera Wrap Sandal, available at Revolve for $68
These Free People gladiators are so pretty! They feature a wrap tie closure, giving it lots of flair. They are made of quality leather that is embossed with unique subtle designs. These would be the perfect pair of sandals to transform from morning errands with the children to a nice date out with the hubby. We love them!
4 >> ALDO Lidia Cognac Gladiator Flat Sandals, available at ASOS for $65
These gladiator sandals are made of faux leather, perfect for vegan moms! They are just plain fun. With the lengthy multi strap design, they are bold and sassy. These could be worn everywhere this summer. Especially to the pool, but make sure you take them off before you decide to tan, you don’t want those tan lines!
5 >> Mya Gladiator Flat Sandal, available at Swell for $39.95
At such a great price these gladiators are a must! The white leather will match with everything, and the simplistic design makes them a perfect choice for a plethora of styles. With the Velcro strap enclosure, even your little one can help you tie your shoes!
6 >> MIA girl Twizzler Lace-Up Gladiator Sandals, available at JCPenney for $24.99
I love the unique structure of the gladiators! The geometric cutouts make them stand out confidently on their own. They seem like they are built to last too. Perfect choice for the vegan mamas!
7 >> ASOS FENTON Gladiator Leather Sandals, available at ASOS for $33
Out of the group, these black gladiators are very edgy! They have a really interesting ankle strap design, and pretty strapping with an open toe structure. They are made of real leather, so you know you will be able to sport these for years to come, as you experience motherhood and watch your kids grow up before your eyes. They are beautiful!
8 >> All Roads Lead to Rome Grey and Silver Gladiator Sandals, available at LuLu’s for $22
These are such pretty cut outs in grey and also vegan. They look very versatile and are super casual, a perfect choice of gladiators for the everyday, wherever your daily environment takes you. They also come in brown, so you can easily switch them out if you decide you love them, for the price, why not?
9 >> Sparra Gladiator Sandals, available at Steve Madden for $69.95
Metallic gladiators are a must for the very stylish mama! The metallic sheen is so glamorous and will elevate whatever outfit you decide to pair with these. I love the evenly spaced straps and the tie closure. These would be perfect worn with your favorite summer dress!
10 >> AEO Gladiator Thong Sandal, available at AE for $34.99
Add a splash of color to your wardrobe with these wine colored gladiator sandals from American Eagle. Made of faux leather, the cool design will be a great choice for any outfit. You can rock these day or night. They may be too casual for a night out, but a great choice for the days when you wear comfy t-shirts and shorts.
As a mama, which gladiator sandal would be your first choice?
Want to learn more about Gladiator sandals? Check out this short video by Vogue that shares their visual history:
Spring fashion is in full swing, and Summer’s photogenic, island-inspired graphic prints are being seen on fashions to wear for the office, casual playdates or evening time. Take your inspiration from our favorite Spring/Summer 2012 runways by mixing and matching beach prints and tribal patterns with classic pieces you already own.
Layer a Blazer over wildly-printed pieces for a look that’s ultra fun, on-trend but still versatile enough for serious wear. Hot Summer colors, such as aqua, coral and ultra bright pink are flattering to pale and tan shades of skin. Don’t be afraid to try bright new hues on clothing and footwear. The looks shown here make for the perfect island getaway — no matter where you’re spending the Summer. Shown below – Go bright in black and white or hot pink. Aztec printed romper by Topshop; Elyse blazer by Alice + Olivia, available at Shopbop.com.
Print Footwear is Fabulous with the season’s new, colored denim or solid color capris. Or, contrast printed apparel with coordinating bright flats for a fun new twist! Tropical green and shimmering goldtone Archer sandal, DV by Dolce Vita. Harris tribal sandal by BCBG MaxAzria. Both styles available at Piperlime.com.
Amazing couture fashions at a price that doesn’t look like it came off a car — that’s what we love. Fall 2011 is packed with designer deals that are fit for moms of every lifestyle. Fill your closets with classic garb created by a CHANEL headmaster, along with dresses done up by Donatella Versace for H&M.. and that’s just the beginning! Here are our top picks in designer collabs that are being released throughout the coming months, all priced $170 or less.
Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s Impulse The German artist, photographer and couture king is the creative force behind today’s CHANEL collections. Karl previously brought his iconic design sense to the masses during a 2004 collaboration with H&M.
This year, Lagerfeld has once again brought must-have style to contemporary racks with a first-ever collection designed exclusively for Macy’s Impulse, featuring vintage floral print dresses, mini jackets plus lots of blouses and black. Priced $50-$170, the line is scheduled to arrive by August 31 at over 200 Macys stores nationwide.
Donatella Versace for H&M The platinum-haired fashion powerhouse was first to sport a black, studded faux leather dress at the Versace Menswear Fall 2011 show in Milan. Versace for H&M will include all of the vivid style the Italian fashion house is noted for, including “leather, print, color and exuberance in exclusive materials at fantastic H&M prices” the label released in a statement. The collection is due Nov 17 at select H&M stores and online.
August has descended upon us quicker than we can say “Surf’s Up!” We at Mamastyles are super-excited for a fresh start in Fall fashion. Transitioning seasons can mean fun new events for daytime and night; celebrate the remainder of Summer with versatile dresses that are as appropriate for parent mixers as they are for a city lounge. Choose from maternity-friendly options and slinky frocks designed with stylish mamas in mind.
A Midi Dress in black or light blue is perfect for wearing right now (humid Summer nights) or later with a bolero jacket for Fall. A bra-friendly bodice and rouched center elude to a lengthier, leaner physique. Oonagh by Nanette Lepore Raidon Midi Dress, available at Shopbop.
The Super-Mod Shift boasts a silhouette that’s ideal for any stage of maternity — and after! Add a glamorous long necklace, boots and you have a runway-ready look on hand. Fuschia and turquoise Blocked Shift Dress at Topshop.
Sequined and Strapless spell classic and fabulous — wear alone, with a satiny wrap or cashmere cardigan! A liquid, pearl-colored column dress like this one is a glimmering, low-maintenance style year round. Dalian Dress with silver sequin bodice, available now at Anthropologie.
While sipping your lemonade, take a little time to peruse our picks of feral designer platforms, dainty ankle boots and reinvented reptile flats. Fall’s hottest looks are being introduced right now for the upcoming months. You’ll be just as revved up as we are!
Best part? These star-quality shoe looks are all available to purchase right now!
At the top: Abstract Attitude is yours with these super high, cushioned platforms that are irresistibly wearable. Pair your colorful pair of Forwood Shoes by Aldo with a calf-skimming dress, denim or even a pencil skirt and blouse — you’ll be fit for a gallery. $90 at Zappos.
French-Inspired flats are bejeweled to fit in with your most essential neutral blazers and new chunky knits. The grosgrain ribbon, lizard Parisian Flats by Mia are a light and sexy statement that is also great for maternity wear. Available at Piperlime.