Sure, today's the first day of spring, but there's still a bit of chill in the air.  Sick of chunky knits, turtlenecks and tall boots?  Be like Jane, our vernal equinox Street Style Mom.  Start with a lovely spring jacket thrown over a spot-on chambray shirt, layer it up with a monochromatic scarf, and pop those cool weather essentials with bright denim that will take you all the way through summer.  Fab, Mamas.  Seriously fab. She writes:

I am 5 months into baby number 2 and trying to infuse some style into my mommy wardrobe. I got to go out with a friend this past weekend (NO KIDS!) and decided to put on some of my fun clothes that I don't always wear when I am on duty 🙂 I am working on figuring out yellow denim and the more I wear them the more I like them. They are harder to style than regular denim because highlighter yellow isn't exactly neutral, but I have worked out about 5 outfits so I am feeling good about the purchase.

Love that your blog is bringing real mommy style to the masses!! 

– Jane

Put the fact that you would never know this woman is five months postpartum aside (um, Jane, you look fantastic and so not postpartum, but I'm still filing you under Style – Postpartum because the awesome layers and bloused top are excellent strategies for hiding common postpartum probs like pooch and muffin top–bravo!).  Jane's ensemble should be a case study of how to dress in the chilly early weeks of spring.  Read  more about her and her escapades in Toronto on her blog

Happy Spring!

– M.


  1. I was actually thinking about yellow last night. I really like the idea of yellow shorts or pants but I’m always afraid of looking like a bumble bee. Not really the look I’m going for. Thanks for showing us that it can be done. Rock on momma!
    PS- 5 months postpartum? My baby is almost 3 and I look nowhere near like that. Of course that’s my fault, self control, where are you…

  2. Yellow is super fun but so far I have stayed away from stripes for the same reason.
    I think nautical blue would be ok but no black. Grey looks really good with the yellow though. I do have a couple more looks with those yellow jeans on my blog.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments – makes me feel like I am doing something right!

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