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Gladiator Sandals Fashion Trend 2015 >> MamaStyles Top 10 Picks

Celebrity Mamas, Kourtney Kardashian, Liv Tyler and Jessica Alba, all wearing stylish and trendy gladiator sandals

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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:

Lagerfeld for Macys, Versace for H&M: The Best Designer Collaborations for Fall!

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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.

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Paris-inspired looks for less by Karl Lagerfeld at Macy's


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.

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Lavish looks like the studded leather dress worn by Donatella will be present at select H&M stores in November.




Armani Dresses Shine at Princess Charlene’s Royal Wedding In Monaco

Georgio Armani is no stranger to priceless style and royalty.  When the 77-year old Italian designer was commissioned to create looks for the wedding of Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene Wittstock and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, Armani set his vision — and over 100 hours of labor — to create a glistening, off-shoulder gown of satin duchesse.  The amazing dress worn by the slender blonde princess was carefully designed to be  free of  “any obvious nostalgia” in regards the all-lace frock worn by Prince Albert’s late mother, the famed Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco.

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The Princess and her Prince were married at a religious ceremony on July 2. Photo via UK Daily Mail.

“The idea was to go with a completely modern look.”  Armani explained to Womens Wear Daily.  “Each person has their own individual and unique style, and style is an expression of the times.”

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Princess Charlene’s one-of-a-kind Armani Prive creation included golden floral designs embroidered by hand, mother-of-pearl teardrops and bedazzled with over 40,000 Swarovski crystal details. The gown was complete with 2 trains and a 20-foot veil of silk tulle, topped by an 88-carat “Diamond Spray” tiara designed by Lorenzo Baumer.  That is, folks, a wedding ensemble truly fit for a princess.

The new Princess of Monaco wasn’t the only vision in Armani Prive thoughout the weekend. Giorgio’s niece Roberta Armani wore a light pink satin for the wedding ceremony, while Princess Mathilde of Belgium chose a pretty cocktail dress that consisted of wisteria silk.  Charlene’s father Michael Wittstock and brothers Sean and Gareth were dressed in made to measure suits by Armani.

The Coolest Denim Jeans Out Right Now

We at Mamastyles are always scouting for amazing jeans.  Black cotton leggings pale in the light of  Summer’s newest innovative denim trends!  It’s time to freshen up casual closets with reversible (yes, we said it) denim leggings, essential crops and even a bright, exotic color or two!  Here’s the skinny on denim’s  newest  groundbreaking looks  any mom can wear.

Denim 2-in-1 Best-selling Bleulab double-sided blue, black or grey denim leggings and jeans are the hottest quick-change bottoms out there.  These revolutionary Reversible Detour Leggings at Singer22 do not skimp on style from either end.

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Mom-of-1 Kourtney Kardashian is a fan of Bleulab's 2-sided denims.

A Most Inviting Jean Nicknames like Toothpick and Matchstick might give these basic wash jeans a restricting impression.  We beg to differ; the newest styles by J. Crew work to slim down hips and thighs, not emphasize.  Slim Boy Jeans in beach comb boast the feel of denim that’s been worn a hundred times.. with a clean and easy silhouette, $98 .

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Perfect jeans for the boardwalk -- or anyplace!

The Flare of Flares We’ve praised the season’s 70’s-style trends before, but J Brand Lovestory Flare Leg Jeans are still something to gush about.  It’s a leg-slimming look with classic 5-pocket design that coordinates with nearly any type of footwear.  $178 at Bloomingdales.

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Kids’ Designer Collaborations – The Simpsons, DVF for Gap Kids & More!

Collaborative Kids and Tween lines are all the range at chain retailers and department stores.  and it’s only getting better!  Lots of malltime excitement is in well, store Womens Wear Daily reported today that singer, actress and designer Jessica Simpson and sister Ashlee (mom to 2-year old son Bronx) will help design a major collection of tween sportswear, shoes and sweats manufactured by Jones Group.

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Jessica & Ashlee's tween clothing line is expected in over 400 stores.

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The newest addition to Jessica Simpson’s empire of mass-market fashion — which grosses nearly $1 billion in sales per year — is expected to be available for sale in over 400 stores across the United States and in Canada.

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Diane von Furstenberg for GapKids: Teeny wrap dresses? We hope so!

Photo by Joella Marano

Also, seasoned dress queen Diane von Furstenberg is said to be debuting a GapKids line for Spring 2012, a collaboration previously completed by style mavens Stella McCartney and Carla Bruni. Prices for the kids’ sportswear and denim items is likely to be a little bit higher than typical Gap garb, but less than the retail price tags of designer kids’ collections like Armani Junior and Burberry, to name a few.

Stylish Moms We Love


Mothers come in all sizes, shapes and are valuable every place in the world — including the world’s major fashion cities.  Some of the industry’s biggest entrepeneurs are women who have followed their heads as well as their hearts to becoming the most noted figures in fashion as well as devoted moms.  Its a true inspiration for us all!


“Everything I do is a matter of heart, body and soul.” Donna Karan used the inspiration brought to life by her family, including daughter Gaby (pictured below) and Donna’s grandchildren to develop the now ubiquitous labels DKNY and DKNY kids.  The designer and philanthropist achieved her immense success based on an ability to take the function of daily rituals (including her life as a mom) and use it to create big things.


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Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images


From the Catwalk to the Delivery Room — Four Times!

Heidi Klum may have retired after 13 years as head angel at Victoria’s Secret, but gave birth to all 4 of her adorable kids in the midst of being one of the most famous lingerie models ever!  Executive producer and host of Bravo’s reality hit Project Runway, Heidi frequently seen with husband Seal are frequently seen in places like NYC, Aspen and the west coast spending time with daughter Leni, 11 along with younger brothers Johan, Henry and youngest daughter Lou.


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Rachel Zoe “I’m happier than I’ve ever been” the stylist wonderwoman admitted to People magazine recently that she is happy her 6-week old son, Skyler Morrison, looks more like her.  She and business partner husband Rodger Berman insist that managing Rachel’s enormous brand as new parents has been easy.


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Royal Wedding Fashion! Snag Kate Middleton’s Eclectic Style

Whether you’re already obsessed with soon-to-be-princess Kate Middleton’s naturally beautiful looks and fashion sense, or you haven’t yet noticed, it will soon be very hard to ignore.  The 29-year old Kate has since been deemed as a fashion icon for her healthy, svelte figure and down-to-earth (read: normal) approach to style.


Kate shows off great shape in Spring's hottest 70s flare jeans by DIESEL

Middleton Trends

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The future princess donned Tod's "D" Bag in grey, named for Princess Diana

By now it is clear that any outfit or handbag worn by Kate Middleton will be the next major sellout at Saks or the buzzworthy boutiques.  In just six months, fashionista Kate is responsible for causing a major rush at stores.   While many in her position would choose priceless couture, the sensible Kate has opted to wear labels a large population of Women can afford.  No doubt she’ll be a fashionable mom in the future!

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Her sapphire-colored dress by Issa caused a rush at boutique Harvey Nichols

The most talked-about style anywhere, for the moment, is the sapphire-hued Issa dress the future princess wore to stand by her Prince William’s side while announcing their engagement in October 2010.  New York Magazine’s The Cut recently described the major rush at Harvey Nichols (where the blue dress was originally sold) as a swarm of shoppers who have “gone Issa mad.”   Her most recent trend will result in bringing Diesel jeans back to the trends list — Kate has been spotted several times in the brand’s bootcut style jeans.  Lest we forget Tod’s D-Bag (pictured above), a tote used by Kate and named for Princess Diana.

Kate’s use of glamorous suits and standout colored gowns is regularly compared to Diana, whose youthful beauty never failed to shine.   Past photos show Kate dolled up in typically young, sexy looks, including a totally sheer lingerie dress she wore for a charity fashion show at the university where both she and William attended (the under-$50 outfit, which is said to be the look that caught the prince’s eye, sold for $125,781 at an auction last month).  While lingerie-bearing days may be over, the Royal Wedding — including bridal gown by a mystery designer — is sure to be the fashion event of this year.

Is Mother-Child J. Crew Ad Promoting Trandsgender?

Jenna Lyons, the  creative mastermind behind the now-stylish J.  Crew label we all know and love, has done much more than the average company President and Creative Director.  Lyons is credited with heading the brand’s transformation from dull-colored mail order fashion to some of the hippest, couture-looking fashion ever found in a chain store.  Jenna’s workday (and extremely colorful closet) was profiled by Oprah in April 2010.  Her work is also patronized by J. Crew fans Michelle Obama and her girls.  Last week, J. Crew sent emails to customers circulating the latest ad for the comany’s Crewcuts childrenswear.  It features a grinning Jenna with her son Beckett, age 5.   The adorable blonde boy is wearing a striped shirt and sporting a shocking pink pedicure evidently painted by Mom.

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Transgender.. or just cute?

Lyon’s focus in the ad clearly stays with the nail polish, reading “Lucking for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink.  Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.”   The ad has undergone scrutiny from both media and child psychologists, calling it “blatant propaganda” that can add to gender confusion for children, especially, boys, in the future.  Ms. Lyons has defended her mom and son ad to Fox News, stating that her critics are simply “overreacting.”.  “Most parents”, Lyons explains, “in the privacy of their home might think, ‘What’s the big deal?’ “.

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Girls' Driel dress at J. Crew

Whatever your views are on the new J. Crew ad, one thing is for sure: The brand’s latest offerings for kids are Spring runway-ready!  Check out the newest blazers, day dresses, shorts and swim just in at Crewcuts.

It’s A Boy For Rachel Zoe! + Spring/Summer Fashion Picks

Blogs began ringing around the globe (and internet) on March 24 in Los Angeles — celebrity stylist and reality TV star Rachel Zoe and husband/business partner Rodger Berman welcomed a healthy 6 pound, 12-ounce baby boy into their famous family!


Zoe apparently went into labor the day before (rumors were unconfirmed by her public relations) and gave birth to the undoubtedly beautiful Skyler Morrison Berman, whose middle name might honor Doors lead singer Jim Morrison.  The new parents announced in a statement that “Mom and Dad ‘LITERALLY’ could not be happier or more in love with their son!”  Best wishes!

While baby Skyler is indeed expected to be displayed as one of the most fashionable little boys ever made, The Zoe Report’s Bright Ideas bring into the light some highly necessary pieces to add to our own budding wardrobes for Spring.  Even denim jeans ‘spring’ to life with wonderous bursts of head-turning color:

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It's OK to get ruffled.

Many versions of ruffled blouses will be seen in optimistic shades.  This stretchy v-neck version by DKNY.

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Kickin' in color.

Think you can’t pull of the hues of these skinny jeans by J Brand?   Yes, you can!  Pair with a white t-shirt or coordinating tunic in one of Spring’s high-energy prints.  Mid-rise stretch jeans at Singer22.

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Inspired by ancient art.

Rachel suggests a “statement necklace” bearing the season’s prettiest colors.  Try the  Ancient Stone Pendant in 3 natural shades and a mere $28; available at Free People.

Stylish T-Shirts Help Japan Relief Fund

As the fashionable capital of Tokyo begins its rebirth,  the best names in American fashion have designed with their hearts to aid in earthquake and tsunami relief.   Join the  Ralph Lauren, Opening Ceremony and Anna Sui rebuild the beauty that is Japan.

Made for Women and Men, the t-shirts are cost-effective ($20-$30) and a wonderful way to raise awareness of the recent nuclear crisis amongst teens and even ourselves.

Dean Landry for Anna Sui

Anna Sui tshirt japan reliefColorful pop artist Landry designed simple and fantastic tees (the male version is black).  100% of proceeds go to disaster relief.   $20; available at

Opening Ceremony For American Red Cross

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A perfect oversize tee to wear many ways.  All proceeds go to the American Red Cross.  $30; available at Opening Ceremony stores and online.

Ralph Lauren For United Way Worldwide

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Back design features Japanese characters for HOPE

Never to be outdone, RL Japan Cotton Mesh Polos come in 3 colors each for Men and Women.  100% of proceeds go to the Central Community Chest of Japan (a division of United Way network).  $98 each; see all styles at Ralph Lauren.