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4 Wardrobe Basics For Moms

sweater: anthropologie | empire waist dress: thrifted | sunglasses: madewell

Meet Whitney from Lines of Best Fit. Her blog and family are just dreamy! Today Whitney is giving you some foolproof mama styling tips to keep you feeling comfortable and on-trend while keeping up with your little ones.

My style hasn't changed much over the years, even after having a baby. If anything, becoming a mother has only solidfied my love of comfortable, easy-to-wear (who has time to iron?!) dresses and lots of layers. My go-to places to shop are Madewell and Anthropologie, although I love finding local stores when we're traveling and etsy has some great vintage shops that offer a well-maintained variety of clothes and make thrifting for vintage pieces doable from home and a lot easier, especially with a baby.
Now when I shop, I am always looking for things that I could wear with a bump, too. Elastic waist bands on skirts, stretchy material and empire waist dresses make clothes wearable before, after and during a baby. 

Here are a few of my new mama must-haves: 

A good button down or two: My collection of button downs grew dramatically after I had Lyla. I nursed her for a year and there is just nothing easier or more comfortable than cute button downs like this one, which you could wear out to dinner or this flannel one which I practically live in. 

Comfortable dresses: I wore a lot of my dresses before, during and after having Lyla. I am always on the look-out for loose fitting dresses like this one or this one that you can feel great in no matter what stage your body is in. I also love empire waist dresses (like the one I am wearing in this post) for this reason, as well. 

A light-weight, go-with-everything scarf: Scarves are great, especially with a newborn because they can cover up just about everything that inevitably ends up on your shirt. Spit-up has finally met its match. You can wear a good light-weight scarf any time of year and it doesn't just function as a cover-up, it can transform jeans and any ol' t-shirt into something cute and fun. I like this infinity scarf. This one and this one are cute, too. 

Dria Nursing Cover: Last, but not least... the Dria Nursing Cover. By the time Lyla was 19 weeks old, she had been on 19 flights and at the time, we were living in Boston where we were out and about often, so I lived and died by this nursing cover. It is so great because it doesn't scream "I'M NURSING!" and you can use it so many different ways, plus it looks really cute on even when you're not nursing. It's especially wonderful those first few weeks when you feel like you're doing nothing but nursing. Pair it with a nursing tank (like this one) and its perfect for lounging at home and snuggling that sweet new baby all day. 

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At November 11, 2013 at 10:01 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

totally echoing the button-down tip! i think i owned one before i had william. now i probably have eight. so so so good for nursing!

At November 11, 2013 at 11:46 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

So beautiful pics!



At November 11, 2013 at 12:12 PM , Blogger the creation of beauty is art. said...

Great tips! That dress is perfect :)

At November 11, 2013 at 12:54 PM , Blogger The Egg said...

well she's just adorable!

At November 11, 2013 at 12:54 PM , Blogger The Egg said...

well she's just adorable!

At November 12, 2013 at 4:37 AM , Blogger Myprettymummy said...

Totally agree with these statement pieces. Especially the comfortable dresses. My wardrobe is packed full with them! xx


At November 14, 2013 at 12:51 PM , Anonymous Anne Marie said...

Which DRIA cover did you use? I like the Oslo but the Solana looks even softer :)

At November 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM , Blogger haller.emilyl said...

So cute! Where did you get your boots??

At November 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM , Blogger haller.emilyl said...

So cute! Where did you get your boots??


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