Comfortable yet Chic {Mom} Clothes #2

My own personal trend of ‘comfortable/chic clothes’ is not waning, folks. In fact the forecast for spring 0f 2014, fall of 2015 and, well, FOREVER, is comfortable clothes. At least until all my parts fit back into my now VERY uncomfortable jeans that are collecting dust in my closet.  Maybe they’ll be comfortable one day, but can they ever compare to elastic waisted stretch pants? Methinks, no.

So. much to I’m presuming Brian’s silent protest, i’m still going to wear comfortable/cute clothes while I’m working from home. So here’s what I’m digging:

Comfy Chic Mom Clothes

1. Scallop shawl Now that i’ve gotten better at nursing I don’t need the hooter-hider all the time, so a shawl like this is thin enough that Charlie won’t suffocate but is super cute and scarf-y.

2. Polka Dot Shirt: Another button that is fitted and flattering for my ‘constantly feeding this baby’ needs. I can’t get enough.

3. PJ’s. If they have a cute  modern pattern and you pair it with a chambray and flats, then it’s not pj’s in my book. It’s what i call ‘pants’. I’ll fight you for it.

4. Slip-ons Vans. I actually meant to use the black/white version of vans but this will do, too. I need slip ons for those two times a week I leave the house. Tying your shoes is so last year.

5. Moc slippers Your feet should also feel comfort, especially when its cold outside (it gets down to 55 here, east coasters!!!)

6. Sweater dress To be honest this would look pretty terrible on me because i think its best fitted on the a more svelte figure, but I just think its super cute and handy since I’m absolutely addicted to my phone and it has perfect phone pocket. Perhaps I can never let it leave my body with a dress like this.

7. Pink blouse It’s a busy pattern so it hides all your imperfections (bra lines, slight muffin tops, etc) but it has enough of a shape to not look like a sack. Plus it buttons for easy access if you are nursing … or if you have a sex life. I just realized that breast-feeding moms aren’t the only ones who want easy access shirts. I also just realized how depressing that is…

8. Cashmere cardigan This looks simple and kinda boring, but welcome to my daily wardrobe which I’m sure you’ve seen in instagrams. It was a splurge because its cashmere but I’ve never been so happy about a purchase (except my j brand jeans that make my but look so perky … perhaps i’ll fit back into them one day). This sweater is so soft, so comfortable and cozy that its hard to not wear it everyday. Its more like a cashmere robe than it is a sweater.

9. Cashmere sweater I don’t have this one, but it’s just so cool and simple. I feel like it’s what rich hipsters wear to look dressed down when really its like a fortune for something so simple. But its cashmere and it has a weird pocket, therefore I want it.

To check out my other ‘comfortable/chic mom clothes check out HERE, and for my favorite maternity clothes go HERE.

Any other recommendations, folks?

  1. Laura

    Hi – love reading your entries, especially those about your cute little one and things for a mom/baby. Wanted to let you know, the link to the PJs is not working currently.

    • Emily

      Oops! It’s updated now, thanks for mentioning :)

  2. Aimee

    Hey Emily. The link for the striped sweater is incorrect. Can you update it? My entire wardrobe is definitely simple and boring (and I’m not even a mom!), but I prefer to call it “classic.”

  3. Katie

    Where’s the striped cardi from? I want! but the link takes me back to the asos sweater dress.

    P.S. I gave birth to my first (also a boy) a week before you, so I love love love the Charlie and new mom updates. Please keep ‘em coming!

  4. lindsey

    in our house, we call these at-homes. love a good at-home. some of my favorites come from curator san francisco. very well made, great pullovers and dresses. thanks for this great blog, i have never left a comment anywhere online-ever. i like your site that much.

  5. Alicia

    I know you aren’t trying to only speak to nursing moms…, but don’t wear that sweater dress, leave the house, and then realize you need to nurse. I’ve done that before, and you need more than a hooter hider or scarf to pull that off.

    • Rachel

      Haha Alicia! I’ve so been there – dress, fancy restaurant, and hungry baby. Oops.

  6. Laura

    First ever comment here. I had to tell you I think your style is wonderful, clothing and interior design work. Plus, your posts are totally relatable, interesting, and funny. I’ve loved seeing your house transformation.

  7. Kelli

    I say go for the gray cashmere sweater! I scored one similar on sale years ago and lived in the thing for several years. It was my go to pullover. It took one of the arms unraveling before I could give it up. I recently made a pillow out its remains. :)

  8. CAT

    Have those pj “pants” by Eloise with Ukrainian matryoshka dolls. They are so awesome and comfortable. I wish I could wear them “out”.

  9. Emmy

    The Anthropologie patterned pink blouse is a great piece. I’ve tried it on in the store and the fabric is really nice quality. Everything Anthro carries from that brand (Maeve) is awesome!

  10. Cara

    I love all these baby and new mom/mum posts Emily! Your blog has become a daily read for me. I also just had a baby and I’m so thankful for your honesty and inspiration.

  11. LOL. Maternity clothes kind of ruin you for regular clothes for a while. That said, my son is nearly two and I’m happily in my constricting jeans. Barely notice any more.

  12. Kim

    I work at home a couple of days a week and I always feel better about my day and the work ahead of me when I shower and get dressed first thing, even if I am wearing my “comfies” vs my “work” clothes. Sometimes I take those really early calls in my PJs, but I think I actually think and sound better when I’ve gone through the “getting ready” ritual. I totally get wanting to look good enough to, say, run to the grocery store without changing, but I don’t want to “waste” my nicer clothes on the cat, the dog, and the UPS delivery driver. I have a small collection of brightly colored wash-and-wear knit separates like pull on pants, tunics, and cardigans — and then I splash it up with a printed scarf if go out the front door. I really like the Wear Ever collection at JJill for these things. And their sale prices can’t be beat! The colors on the website are blues and beiges right now, but if you poke around, there’s some coral and yellow and red and seafoam.

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  14. Kelly

    always seems to me twenty-somethings are so anxious to impress the world with how stylish they are, which from an evolutionary standpoint, makes sense cause they’re in the mating game. Then life goes on and suddenly you have bigger priorities than how you look to someone else. You can judge yourself as a worthy human being because you are being good, looking after someone else like Charlie, rather than just looking good. To my mind, Emily, you would be gorgeous if you donned a garbage bag. Be comfortable, be happy, enjoy your family and don’t worry so much about whether it’s stylish or not.

  15. Daria

    Silly question but as another new mom, have you found any stylish button down shirts that are actually snaps? Sometimes, my little one is crying and huffing and puffing so much, that snaps would be a nicer and faster way to go than buttons. Yes, this is slightly pathetic –feeling like you don’t have time to unbutton but gosh, when those babes started screaming for food it is like an ambulance siren.

  16. lil kev

    you must not skateboard. slip ons suck for skating!

  17. Nicole

    I think your style is fab. And Charlie is a doll. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it if you would do a post like this for new Moms who are on a budget! I just can’t spend 50 to 100+ or more on one item…

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