The last and final installment of our Spring Style Guide features stylish pieces for the mamas! See part 1: babies and part 2: kids.

Yoyomamas, rejoice! There’s light at the end of the cold and grey tunnel. Spring is the season of newness, so start saying farewell to your long johns, woolly socks and heavy coats and let’s usher in some spring-worthy threads! Here’s our roundup of fashionable frocks for the mamas, featuring a few of our favourite local and Canadian designers!

Pretty Patterns

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Colours, patterns and textures are on point this season, from pastel-hued blossoms to eye-catching geometric prints. Bonus: stains and little fingerprints are easily camouflaged in stylish patterned pieces!

Keep it simple with this Dots Classic skirt (1) from PartySkirts ($225) or embrace the blooms with either the Shako Kimono ($75) from 1861 (2) or the watercolour-inspired Wikolia Dress ($78) from 1861 (3). This Apiary Dress ($84.28) from We Are Stories (4) is definitely the bee’s knees! Pair the Meri Shoulderbag ($160) from Matt & Nat (5) with the Sarre Jumpsuit ($68) from 1861 (6) for a punch of colour.

Princess Charming

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A little romantic and a little vintage, these fun and flirty looks are easy-to-wear and perfect for Sunday brunches.

Take it back to the ‘70s by pairing this flowy lace top ($60) from 1861 (1) with the Stradella Suede Skirt ($89), also from 1861 (2). A must-have for any romantic include a pair of these Hopeful Holly ankle boots ($35) from John Fluevog (3) and this Fit and Flare Floral dress ($125) from Copious Fashions (4). The Zebéide Light dress ($60) from 1861 (5) is light and airy and this small tote (6) by Erin Templeton ($275) is the perfect addition to any spring outfit.

Functional Fashion

spring style guide for moms functional fashion

Let’s face it – while dressing up is fun, us yoyomamas need to wear clothes that are not just fashionable, but functional too. Lucky for us, a mixture of utility-inspired pieces and versatile contemporary finds are one of this season’s must-haves.

Get back to basics with this Just Female Mily Dress ($146) from Drake General Store (1). The Mojave Dress ($62) from Pillar (2) and the Nettle Dress by We Are Stories (3) ($89.90) can both be worn on their own, or layered over a pair of skinny jeans or leggings. We Are Stories also carries this super-cute Cambria Dress (4) ($134.85) that can keep you feeling good all day long. The Aki Marigold belt bag ($95) by Matt & Nat (5) keeps your hands free to tote around your baby, groceries (really, anything your two hands can carry) and the Stanley by People Footwear (6) ($60) keeps you comfortable and stylish no matter what you’re doing that day.

Sporting a fresh new frock is sure to get you amped up for springtime fun! Bring on the sunny days, fresh air and blue skies.

By: Marjolyn “MJ” Dimapilis

image credits: composites by / product images by: PartySkirts, 1861, We Are Stories, Matt & Nat, Copious Fashions, John Fluevog, Erin Templeton, Drake General Store, Pillar & People Footwear

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