Time to get cozy! 7 snug mama-friendly cardigans for fall and beyond

Time to get cozy!

It’s that time of the year again, when nights start getting chilly and early school mornings get fresh! Soft, open and neutral cardigans can get you warm and stylish in two seconds, and they are obviously maternity and nursing friendly too. Here are my fave cozy cardis for fall (top to bottom, left to right):

Mango Long Wool-blend Cardigan

Mango Long WoolBlend Cardigan

Monki Knitted Cardigan

Monki Knitted Cardigan

Mango Trim Cardigan

Mango Trim Cardigan

 Mango Violeta Chunky-knit Cardigan

Mango Violeta Cardigan

H&M Mohair Cardigan

H&M Mohair Cardigan

Monki Ofelia Cardigan

Monki Ofelia Cardigan

Weekday Hatch Knit Cardigan

Weekday Cardigan
(Pss, as always, check my Pinterest board for more updates and ideas for pregnant and breastfeeding ladies)

Pinspiration galore! 10 chic and inspiring maternity outfits

If you follow mamalooks on Pinterest you willl know that I regularly post lots of blogger and street style photos of super chic mama-to-bes. Here is a quick round up of some of the most inspiring outfits and the keys to make them your own.

 

Russian it-girl Miroslava Duma shows how it’s done: maxi dress with a belt topped with a boater hat (a fedora would look lovely too).

 

Team a body hugging dress with a loose jacket or cardi for a relaxed silhouette. (Could I have That)

 


Bring monochrome basics to life with striking accessories. (Marionberry Style)

 Go boho with an embroidered dress. (The Day Book Blog)

 

Over-the-bump midi-skirts can work this good. (House of Harper)

 

Mix stripes and florals: it works. (Chalk White Arrow)

 

Boyfriend jeans take the cool factor up a notch. (Belle de Couture)

 

Thought kaftans were mumsy? Think again! (The Hive Mag)

 

Maternity chinos can be worn for smart occasions, and also dressed down with a kooky striped top. (Source unknown)

 

Inspired? Any favorites? Follow me on Pinterest for a daily dose of maternity outfits and ideas!

My picks from the Hatch Fall/Winter 2014 collection

I am so loving the new Hatch collection for this fall. As you may know, Hatch clothes are designed to be worn before, during and after pregnancy, creating a relaxed yet sophisticated look. I only wish I could afford them (a bit too pricey for me I’m afraid)!

What about you? Would you invest in one of their pieces? Here are my favorites:

The Buttondown Dress

Hatch Buttondown Dress

 

The Rugby Henley

Hatch Rugby Henley

 

The Lily Dress

Hatch Lily Dress

 

The Jersey Drape Dress

Hatch Jersey Drape Dress

 

The Voyage Tunic

Hatch Voyage Tunic

 

The Sweep Dress

Hatch Sweep Dress

Kimono mamas! 10 gorgeous mama-friendly kimonos under 100$

I am so glad kimonos are on trend right now, because that means that there are lots of them to choose from, and some of them are actually beautiful AND affordable. They give you instant glamour, whether you are in the final swelling months of your pregnancy or exhausted with an absorbing baby.

Here is a selection of my 10 favourite mama-friendly kimonos around the internets (and don’t miss out other mama friendly fashion inspiration on Pinterest!):

1- Topshop Maternity Kimono

Topshop Maternity Kimono

 

2- Navy Tassel KimonoNavy Tassel Kimono

3- Free People Ikat Kimono

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The 6 best online shops for maternity fashion

In this blog I often try to help you find clothes that are mama friendly, that is, “normal” garments that are suitable for pregnant and/or nursing women who love fashion.

But sometimes it’s worth to get some proper maternity and nursing items (specially bras and bottoms) so I decided to make a round up of the best online stores for affordable maternity fashion. Here is the list, and my favourite picks from each one:

Target

What’s more convenient when you are pregnant than shopping your maternity clothes while you stock up in everything else you need?

Target Maternity Dress

I am a sucker for stripes, this dress is fun but could also be worn with a blazer to work. Genius!

 

H&M MAMA

An international powerhouse, it’s the safe place to go for affordable fashion for the whole family.

Sweatpants are no longer for lazy girls, they are spot on trend for a cool and relaxed look. You won’t want to take them off.

Sweatpants are no longer for lazy girls, they are spot on trend for a cool and relaxed look. You won’t want to take them off.

 

New Look

New Look takes maternity fashion seriously, stocking a wide range of belly-friendly clothing from great basic sets to pretty dresses.

 

new look maternity

What a beautiful print! This cotton dress is bang on the boho look for this spring/summer

ASOS

Apart from their Maternity collections, they stock other well known maternity brands like Mama.licious, Isabella Oliver or Elle Macpherson Intimates.

Having a comfortable pair of jeans is essential for any gal, and this pair will give you the sartorial edge every time.

TOPSHOP

Always at the forefront of trends, TOPSHOP Maternity is the perfect range for mamas who won’t let a bump get in the way to be the coolest girl in the room.

For a conservative girl, it looks like something you would wear to sleep; for the sartorially savvy, it’s effortless cool.

 

GAP

With a huge range of jersey tops and dresses, you can’t go wrong with GAP’s comfortable yet stylish pieces.

Striped maxi dresses, fresh and cool (wear a waist band underneath for support if needed)

 


 

What do you think of this list, did I miss any shop you like? Where do/did you shop for your maternity wardrobe?

New Look Maternity color block dress for work & play

It’s not often that a maternity dress makes me wish I was pregnant, just for the cuteness of it, but this New Look colour block dress achieves just that (well, almost). It’s simple, it’s chic, you can get a sober look, or twist it for a more playful outfit.

These are 2 looks that I think are easy and fun:

Work

Working girl in color block dress
dress: New Look Maternity Colour Block Dress // glasses: eyebobs Mr. Digler Readers // shoes: H&M loafers // notebook: Moleskine classic notebook // watch: MARC by Marc Jacobs Henry Dinky Analog Watch // lipstick: Topshop Lips in Nevada // tights: Gap Maternity Opaque Tights

New look

Play

Girl in the color block dress

dress: New Look Maternity Colour Block Dress // boots: Dune Brogue Chelsea Boots // sunglasses: Madewell Hepcat Shades // bag: Jonathan Adler Vera Doves Bag // lipstick: Topshop Lips in Rio Rio // tights: Gap Maternity Opaque Tights // hat: River Island Fedora Hat

My favorites from New Look Maternity

Happy New Year people! Have you been keeping all those super ambitious resolutions? Erm, I didn’t get to finish writing them!

So New Year calls for a New Look right? Well, I think it’s a good excuse to get back to have a quick look at what’s at store in this shop, there are always tons and tons of great maternity basics and some cool finds too. Here is my selection, hope you like them:

My favorites from New Look Maternity

1 New Look Maternity Burgundy Tea Dress // 2 New Look Maternity Black Colour Block Crepe Tunic Dress // 3 New Look Maternity Monochrome Stripe Crepe T-Shirt // 4 New Look Maternity Grey Double Zip Front Jumper // 5 New Look Maternity Navy Broderie Panel Tea Dress // 6 New Look Maternity Black Tile Print Sleeveless Dress