August 30, 2009

Mom Street Style – August 2009 Mom

If anyone has doubted that stripes are having their moment, just scroll back through our Mom Street Styles – we've seen a plethora of cool moms in stripes lately.  However, what I love most about this look (in addition to the twist on the nautical stripes) is that it shows a great way to wear our summer camis well into Fall.

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Meet O.E. (a childhood nickname from when her younger brother couldn't quite pronounce Anne Marie).  She's our August mom for wearing killer denim, doing the layering thing perfectly, looking well-rested and relaxed, rocking the hoop earrings and having a cool nickname.  What's not to love?

First things first:  The denim is William Rast.  For those of you that haven't tried them, William Rast denim is butt-lifting at it's best.

She pairs her Rasts with an Urban Outfitters striped tank, layered over a fitted white Tee.  I didn't ask if she was nursing (how rude!) but the configuration of loose tank over tight Tee is perfect for nursing:  You can lift the Tee up and slip the shoulders of the tank down….the result?  Babe can nurse without Mum exposing stomach.  And as days start to get a bit more chilly, layering our tanks over Tees is another option to keep Summer tanks in Fall rotation.   Genius.

I also liked her addition of a beaded choker — it makes the whole outfit a bit more interesting, it contrasts nicely with all of that light-and-bright.  So, how to recreate?

William Rast Ultra Low Savoy Trouser Jean  Gap Stretch Tee 

Start with cute jeans.  William Rast (the Savoy Ultra Low Rise Trouser, $242 at shopbop.com) is pictured above.  Find a sleek, fitted white Tee.  I really like Gap's Favorite Stretch Tee (above), currently on sale for $12.50.  Then, dig out one of your swingy tanks, and add a fun little necklace.  I like O.E.'s necklace, but instead of plain beads, you could try something a bit more trendy.  Updating your necklace with something current and fun will keep this look fresh.  Here are a few combos to serve as inspiration:

Old Navy Smocked Cami JCrew Galaxy Ribbon and Chain Necklace

Pictured above is Old Navy's Smocked Jersey Cami in Blue Danube, on sale for $10.  With it, I'm loving the Galaxy Ribbon and Chain Necklace from J. Crew, $78.  Layered over a Tee, this cami and necklace will give a sweet, romantic vibe.

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For a slightly tougher look, try Forever 21's Striped Trapeze Slub Top, $10.50, with Express' Coil Necklace, $35.50.

BTW – I would be remiss if I didn't mention O.E's adorable baby, Brooks.  He's in head-to-toe True Religion.  Lucky boy.

A huge thanks to O.E. for being such a good sport!

xo,

S

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