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Spring/Summer 2012 – Tropical Prints You Want to Wear Now

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.

Tribal artwork inspired the looks at Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

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

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


Take a vacation from flip flops with tribal-print platforms and bright, flat sandals

Early Fall Shoe Preview – Major Prints

Aldo print platform shoes womensAs our favorite footwear retailers prepare for early Fall, famed footwear is already abound in high looks and prints that are nothing short of excitement.

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!

Under $100

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.

parisian ballet flats lizard piperlime

Hear Me Roar with a special style of Trini Ankle Boot by Kate Spade.  A friendly mid heel and girlish bow make for a look that’s both classy and fabulous.  $475 at Piperlime.

leopard print ankle boot kate spade



4 Must-Have Shoe Styles for Summer

michael kors cheetah platforms wedgesAt Mamastyles, we are crazy about fabulous footwear appropriate for mothers of every lifestyle.

As seen in previous posts, so many new and intriguing Summer styles of shoes exist, it is sometimes hard to choose the look that fits your daytime style, weekend fun and nearly everything in between.  We’ve rounded up 4 of our picks for Summer’s best-looking (and fitting) shoe styles.

Above: Bedazzled Wedges are a great match for denim with bling or a silken dress in black or metallic shades.  Glamorous studs glow above a funky cork wedge.  If the cheetah print isn’t your thing, choose the summery white or classic walnut brown.  Leather-topped Belinda Wedge by Michael Kors, available at

Whether you have a penchant for the mile-high (platforms, that is) or dance in ultraviolet flats, these contemporary shoe styles are certainly worth checking out for the hot months ahead.  After all, Summer’s just getting started!

aldo keithly leather platform heels

Color Up with superstar status!  Aldo’s collection of platform sandals is an affordable way to play “dress-up” in 6 different leathers and printed fabric.  Keithly Platform Sandals, available now at

Crocs Ultraviolet flats

The Crocs Flat combines the company’s trademark Croslite footbed and exterior that gives feet a “massage” with a shoe that transitions from brunch to preschool, to cocktails.  Peep-toe Adrina Flat by Crocs, shown here in Ultraviolet/berry.  Available now at Piperlime.

Versatile Clogs are a style investment that will carry on straight into Fall 2010.  Vintage looks and a 3-inch wooden heel put Ali’s Clog by Jack Rogers on our list of must-haves.  Available now at Saks.

ali's clog jack rogers saks





Where It’s OK to Wear Fashions with Bling

At Mamastyles, we cannot help but notice the abundance of shiny, studded sportswear drama taking place in our favorite boutiques.  In the past, we’ve covered a couple of ways to put on metallic and sequined apparel for day.  However, contemporary apparel’s newest studded denims and tops delves even further into the idea of Hollywood-style casuals — no matter where the Summer may lead!

These “blingy” styles are designed to wear..

..To the Carnival

joe's jeans bling denim shorts

“Bling, bling” Let comfort ring!

Quick and basic, these single-button denim shorts give you reason to stand out.  Put it on with your favorite graphic tee and look instantly glam.  Bling Denim Shorts by Joe’s Jeans, available at Shopbop.

.. Out to Dinner

parker sequin racerback dress

A racerback dress only looks high maintenance; great for Maternity wear!

Add a little fragrance, neutral platforms or heels and you’re dressed for a fantastic night ahead.  Sequin Racerback Dress by Parker can be altered after maternity.   Available at Piperlime

.. Wherever the Day Will Lead!

rebecca minkoff bag

Best-selling studded shoulder bag by Rebecca Minkoff works for toting lip gloss AND toddler toys.

Cross-body or clutch, this studded handbag is a fabulous addition to your everyday things.  Use it for easy access during adventurous trips or boat rides.  Rebecca Minkoff Studded Rocker bag in 3 colors, available now at Singer22.

Rachel Zoe Talks To Elle + Spring’s “It” Wedges

Rachel Zoe’s ever-fashionable baby-to-be is in for one of fashion’s greatest surprises.  “Boy or girl, I plan to take this child to fashion shows.”  While rumors have swirled all Winter about Rachel accidentally revealing her baby’s sex (a boy), the Project Runway star stylist and longtime husband Rodger Berman are keeping things hushed for now.  However, the couple did agree to a beautiful photo revealing Zoe’s baby bump for’s “The New Modern Family”.

The petite Rachel’s appromixately 8-month pregnant belly was not too much to fit into a feral, zipper-detailed jacket and skirt from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci.  Rodger relaxed, accessorized with rings and Tom Ford pajamas.   When asked by Elle how the baby will be transported to the front row, the stylist replied “Isn’t that what husbands are for?”

Salivating Over Wedges

Rachel Zoe is known for her penchant for mile-high wedges, having been gifted with boots custom designed by contemporary shoe king Brian Atwood.  Find one of her handpicked styles for Piperlime (below) and a refreshingly lovable (and wearable!) printed canvas by Alice + Olivia.

Rachel Zoe loves Giglio


See through to your pedicure with this perforated leather peep-toe wedge that goes with Spring’s non-scary florals and  new tan slacks.  Rachel Zoe’s pick: Mea Shadow Giglio Wedge at Piperlime.


Leopard Print Canvas Wedge Alice + Olivia

Leopard Print Canvas Wedge Alice + Olivia

A Summer must-have lies within a chunky platform of wear-worthy canvas by one of contemporary fashion’s most innovative young designers.  Get your hands on the Alice + Olivia Animal Print Canvas Wedge, available for pre-order at Saks.

Choose Your Colors! Monochrome Apparel Trends

Picking our favorite color scheme can be as big of a decision as choosing the best color crayon..  and even greater fun.

Now that the trendsetting-est boutiques have begun to gear up for Spring/Summer 2011, the fashions premiering on our favorite sites are unabashedly vibrant.  Don’t be surprised to find that one-color fashion will look extremely glamorous with dainty, chic hosiery and the right kind of heels.  Find fascinating trends such as striking accessories, weather-beating parkas and blouses of silk.  Tip: Mixing different designers and/or fabric types will keep any monochrome look from getting too matchy-matchy.

Color 1: The Reds Have I t

The stylish experts at Shopbop have matched up pristine, wearable pieces to create a look that’s ready for the runway.. or everyday.

Wear it Button-down silk blouse by Equipment (shown here in Poppy); pleated Yolanda sweater skirt, Marc by Marc Jacobs.   Available at Shopbop.

Add a carry-all hobo with a scarf built in.  Slouchy fabric hobo by Hinge, $98 at Nordstrom.

Color 2: Fascinating Fuchsia

A favorite hue for Winter is reinvented into Spring and Summer’s trendy apparel choices.  Relax with ladylike tops, flats and stellar accessories.  Embellished flutter tunic ($48) by Daniel Rainn, available at Piperlime; leather Poppy wristlet by Coach.

Get into the season’s newest leather.. suede. Anja suede platform sandal at Bakers.

Color 3: Cool Blues

This season, your favorite classics shimmer in jeweltone shades.  Sparkle Plenty bead necklace ($75) by Kate Spade, available now at Piperlime.   Classy, sexy Halston Heritage elastine-blend shirred dress is Sapphire ($295) at Singer22.  For accessories, add even more classic chic with a new twist.   At top: Check out the Burberry Ombre Check Mini Crossbody Bag, $550 at Bloomindales.

Coats With Attitude! Winter’s Chicest Looks

In an effort to combine function with luxe, designers’ Winter runways included lots of high-performance classics: Inspired by military, tweaked and revamped to form the season’s best-looking outwear fashion.  Constructive styles make it easy for moms to function comfortably throughout all the ups and downs the cold weather brings.  From comfy, cuddly wool to the best in fun fur, these haute-looking designer coat styles are diverse enough to fit any figure!

Above: Quilted Wonder is seen with this hourglass-shaping satin coat, designed to throw on with anything from everyday leggings to a cocktail dress.  Zone Quilted Coat by Diane Von Furstenberg, $575 at Net-a-Porter.

Modern Mom + Military Get the structured look with added warmth, thanks to a fabulous, warmly-lined funnel neck.  Fearing pink juice stains?  Save the cream color for work and get black for play.  Funnel Neck Coat by Marc New York, $304 at Bloomingdales.

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It Looks Real! A fabulously faux fur, your favorite jeans, easy glamor.  This jacket is supersoft, non-tangly and avoids looking too synthetic (like a skinned teddy bear would).  Grey Stripe Faux Fur Jacket by Tinley Road, $98 at Piperlime.

Not Just for Fairies – Sugar Plum Snag this lively, indulgent hue on teh Banana Republic site while it lasts.  Infinite warmth for day or night comes with the Wool Ruffle Coat in Sugar Plum (also available in Black) $225.