The Prettiest Postpartum Summer Capsule Under $100

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This mama was one who had an almost-summer babe, and I’m getting all the feels talking about motherhood during this time of year.

My little (not so little anymore…she’s almost 10!) was born May 20th, and it was such a walk down memory lane putting together useful but pretty summer pieces I would’ve loved to have worn in my early postpartum months and weeks!

Summery Postpartum Clothing & Accessories You’ll Love Long After Baby Arrives

The nice thing about some of the styles and pieces available right now is that they’re not all just maternity or postpartum! I never wanted to spend much on those types of closet items when I was on that journey, so I tried to round up some clothing and accessories you can wear for years.

Even for myself right now, I’m totally adding that Everlane shirtdress and the Zella joggers to my wish list…and I already own the Free People tee and gold Birkenstock EVA Arizona sandals.

Gifting a new mom or heading to a baby shower anytime soon? The Roxy tote with the insulated pouch, the dusty-rose-colored changing mat, and/or the light cotton robe would all make really great gifts. Throw in a Stanley Quencher water bottle too! (Ooh, in Rose Quartz…way prettier than the ones you get in the hospital, haha.)

This summer capsule wardrobe ft. 16 postpartum essentials you'll love even after baby arrives. Think: Birkenstock sandals, nursing-friendly dresses, comfy tees & more.

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1. Everlane Daytripper Shirtdress

This Everlane shirtdress is super-cute, breezy, boxy, & would be easy for both postpartum + nursing.

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I LOVE this Everlane shirtdress, even as someone who didn’t just have a bebe. And gah, sorry, friends. I realized I made a mistake, and it’s actually $118, but SO worth the extra $19 bucks, IMO. It’s super-cute, breezy, boxy, and would be easy for both postpartum and nursing. Everlane is really enticing me again these days, and some of my favorite closet staples have come from them.


2. Free People We The Free You Rock Tee

This Free People tee is boxy & light, + would be cute over a soft jersey skirt or wide-leg pants with a fold-over waistband.
Image Credit: Nordstrom

tee

I love this Free People T-shirt and have it myself. It’s boxy and light, and would be cute over a soft jersey skirt or wide-leg pants with a fold-over waistband (my favorite to wear postpartum). This comfy nursing bra was a favorite of mine too.


3. Argento Vivo Mama Pendant Necklace

This pendant necklace would be such a lovely Mother's Day gift.

necklace

As a mama whose kiddo was born right around Mother’s Day, this pendant necklace would’ve been such a lovely gift (from someone else or ma-self haha). It’s just lovely on its own, or would complete a little necklace stack beautifully.


4. Free People Honey Tie Shoulder Minidress

Super-cute & summery, this Free People mini dress has tie straps, which could be a perfect solution to nursing.
Image Credit: Nordstrom

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Super-cute and summery, this Free People mini dress has tie straps, which could be a perfect solution to nursing. AND the straps look wide enough to accommodate a bra with regular straps on it. OR wear Shana’s favorite molded-cup strapless bra (similar) she used all the time when she was nursing her kiddos.


5. Roxy Seas The Day Tote Bag

Not only is this tote bag from Roxy cute + summery, but it also has an insulated cooler pouch inside.

tote bag

Not only is this tote bag from Roxy cute and summery, but it also has an insulated cooler pouch inside that would be awesome for keeping milk chilled or other snacks and drinks cool.


6. Zella Getaway Ankle Pocket Pants

These Zella joggers are so cute with that ankle-hem shape, aren't too high waisted, & have a soft knit waistband.

joggers

Postpartum, I lived in clothing with super-soft waistbands, and I loved having outfits that didn’t look like maternity wear. These Zella joggers are so cute with that ankle-hem shape, aren’t too high waisted, and have a soft knit waistband. I would’ve worn these when I was a little further out from the initial healing. I know that if you’ve had a C-section what you want to wear might be a little different, but pants like this after having a vaginal birth were perfect.

Looking for something for those early days? These lounge pants also look incredibly comfy and come in a similar shade.


7. Birkenstock EVA Arizona Sandals In Gold

These Birkenstock Arizona sandals (in GOLD) are just the easiest summer sandals.

Birkenstocks

I just ordered these Birkenstock sandals for myself. They’re SO pretty! And I love how the EVA Birks are just the easiest summer sandals. They wipe off, slip on, and are lightweight enough to throw in any bag. The gold (and silver) options this summer are right on-trend and so versatile.


8. Athleta Excursion Waistbag

The Athleta Excursion Waistbag would be so perfect for stroller walks.
Image Credit: Athleta

sling bag

I wish this style of bag had been around after I had Sienna. The Athleta Excursion Waistbag would be so perfect for stroller walks, and to have for easy access to your phone, lip balm, hand lotion + sanitizer, etc. I’ve been eyeing this bag for months. Love the color and size of it.


9. Hershel Supply Co. Changing Mat

A changing mat is 1 of the most important products to have with your new babe.

changing mat

I swear the changing mat is one of the most important products to have with your new babe, and the Hershel Supply Co. changing mat is so cute and simple but useful!


10. Treasure & Bond Puff-Sleeve Tiered Dress

This pretty summer dress from Treasure & Bond not only looks comfy, cute & breezy, but it also has buttons at the neck, yup, for nursing.

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This pretty summer dress from Treasure & Bond not only looks comfy, cute and breezy, but it also has buttons at the neck, yup, for nursing.


11. Madewell x HATCH Maternity Perfect Vee Tee

Hatch makes some of the best maternity clothing, & this V-neck tee would be amazing to buy during pregnancy to wear postpartum too.
Image Credit: Madewell

tee

Hatch makes some of the best maternity clothing, and this V-neck tee would be amazing to buy during pregnancy to wear postpartum too. Talk about breezy. And I love that you can grab it at Madewell.


12. Kindred Bravely 1-Piece Maternity/Nursing Swimsuit

This Kindred Bravely maternity/nursing bathing suit also gets great reviews, is under $100, & comes in other cute, summery prints.
Image Credit: Nordstrom

swimsuit

Uh, hello, adorable swimsuit! This Kindred Bravely maternity/nursing bathing suit also gets great reviews, is under $100, and comes in a few other cute, summery prints. The sizes offered are also thoughtful, as it comes in alpha sizing small to 1X with each being offered in a Busty option, as well. The crossover neckline adjusts for your shape.


13. Tretorn Nylite Sneakers

These classic Tretorn sneakers are some of my fave style of white sneaks, but they do run wide...perfect after having a bebe!

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These classic Tretorn sneakers are some of my favorite style of white sneaks, but they do run wide…perfect after having a bebe!


14. Teva Midform Universal Canvas Sandals

These Teva sandals are adjustable for shifting foot size & the inevitable swelling that happens in late pregnancy and postpartum.

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These Teva sandals are so comfy and cute and easy to put on with the Velcro straps… Plus, they’re easily adjustable for shifting foot size and the inevitable swelling that happens in late pregnancy and postpartum. They come in a pretty olive shade too!


15. J.Crew Hatch Striped Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

This striped long-sleeve tee (at J.Crew) looks amazing & flowy but also put-together. Wear during pregnancy, postpartum & after!
Image Credit: J.Crew

tee

Hatch does it again. This cute, striped long-sleeve tee available at J.Crew looks amazing and flowy but also put-together. Wear during pregnancy, postpartum and after! I would totally still be rocking this.


16. Hay Duo Cotton Robe

This comfy robe from Hay would make a really great gift for a new mom.

robe

Hay makes gorgeously designed, lovely, modern clothing, if you don’t know this brand. A luxurious robe was one of my most-worn items in those last days of pregnancy, first days of motherhood. This would be a really great gift. If you want to splurge a little more? THIS ONE.


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This was super-fun to pull together, and I hope it proves helpful to some of you new mamas or those of you looking for gifts. Congrats on your little bundles, mamas. And Happy Early Mother’s Day!!

xo,

L

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This summer capsule wardrobe ft. 16 postpartum essentials you'll love even after baby arrives. Think: Birkenstock sandals, nursing-friendly dresses, comfy tees & more.

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