Keeping It Mom Chic

Can mom and stylemaker go hand-in-hand? We think so (in fact, our styles are made for that kind of multitasking)...and we love that blogger Let’s Be Mom Friends shares that mama-chic ethos. Kathleen, the inspiring stylist behind the blog, created it as a way to connect with other moms when she became one—daughter Rosie is now 2.

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Rosie wearing our Dudley Stephens Little Girls Turtleneck

Based in NYC and always on-the-go, Kathleen loves to find—and share—versatile, functional style staples (she counts the Cobble Hill as a perennial favorite) that together make an everyday mom uniform.

dudley stephens fleece turtleneckWearing our Cobble Hill Turtleneck in Natural Blush

We asked Kathleen: What’s the one piece of style advice you give to new moms?

"You've probably heard the saying, ‘It takes nine months to carry the baby and nine months (or more) to shed the weight.’ That means being kind to yourself and wearing what feels comfortable those first few postpartum days, weeks or months!"

dudley stephens fleece blazerWearing our Remsen Blazer in Black

"I recommend investing in wardrobe essentials like a few pairs of high-waisted underwear—maybe not cute, but definitely help in the confidence department. Both Yummie & Rosie Pope have good options. Also, a pair of good-fitting, quality denim in your postpartum (read: not pre-baby) size. I made the mistake of wearing maternity jeans far too long after I gave birth, because I assumed I’d be back into my old jeans in no time (wrong!). Choose a high-waisted style with good stretch like this pair from Mother. And if all else fails, try Rent the Runway, which lets you look and feel put-together without investing in transitional sizes for the long haul.”

dudley stephens cobble hill fleece turtleneckRosie wearing our Little Girls Turtleneck

For more postpartum advice, mom/baby styling tips, product reviews, registry guides and more (Kathleen even offers personal styling for you and your little!), subscribe to Let’s Be Mom Friends and follow her on social @letsbemomfriends. Head over now for a special treat to help you choose the perfect mom-life-friendly piece from Dudley Stephens!

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