Top Mom Fashion Trends from New York Fashion Week

Posted on Sep 26, 2011 by 6 Comments
Top Mom Fashion Trends from New York Fashion Week

I’ll be the first to say that regular moms won’t be finding their new look at New York Fashion Week. I’m all for staying on trend, being current and looking good, but I’m also a mom. A mom who gets dirty, icky gross, sticky dirty on a daily basis.

That said, I’m hearing on the street that there are three new trends emerging from fashion week that I, with all my mom activities, can seriously get behind.

First is the sporty look. Anoraks, board pants, mesh. I think I can pair a hoodie with jeans, or wear shorts (with tights underneath) and feel totally comfortable and like myself, only a stylish self.

Then there are dresses. Not short mini dresses that are sleeveless and basically cocktail attire. No, I mean long sleeved dresses that are casual but look so put together. And skirts that brush the knee or (OMG!) even fall below the knee. How scandalous. To wear a dress that doesn’t show your bits when you bend over…how visionary.

And lastly, the jacket. My favorite. I can live in jackets. Seriously. I’d throw a jacket on over PJs and feel dressed. OK, not really, but I do think that jackets add a level of ‘doneness’ to any outfit and make a mom look great.

There are bold colors everywhere for the spring lines, like screaming yellow and shocking pick. Color. With a capital C. And floral prints. As in Hawaiian shirt floral. Two things I’m not so keen on. But, hey, in the interest of experimenting, I can add a dash of this and that to my otherwise neutral wardrobe.

How about you? You feeling as optimistic as the new trends to come out of fashion week? What new style inspiration are you looking at perusing?

For a more complete look at New York Fashion Week trends, check out this excellent slide show on The Telegraph newspaper’s site.

photo credit: all photos Mitchell Sams via The Telegraph

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  • Ruby T.

    They can say you can tell the state of our economy by the fashion trends, so we must be on an upswing if all these happy styles and bright colours are coming back!

    Remember the ’80s? Lots of spending, no financial worries, and the most colourful, outrageous styles EVER. (Loved it!)

  • Pinchus Rose

    I just find the women sporting the fashion to be so sad faced and blah. I hope i wont look like this in these outfits. Are those seriously in? I cant believe it. These dresses are so different.

  • Adventures In Babywearing

    I’m on the hunt for the perfect jacket right now. I want a pop of color, but just haven’t found the right style yet. I have been really happy with the styles I’ve seen so far this fall. Finally!


  • Living The Scream

    I really liked some of those pictures. It’s always fun to feel stylish. Not that I do very often. I am a throw on clothes kind of person during the week but love to get dressed up for special occasions. I really liked that peachy dress that was long. Super cute.

  • Iva mwanda

    lovely piece work. I just wish peolpe would also adopt the style of a good fashion sense in a unique way that reflects the inner beauty and the true self. To know that there is only one you to please not loosing focus and having lots of fun in something comfortable.

  • Villy K

    I love the outfits, but let`s not forget they are more runway pieces than everyday mom`s look. You have to adopt them to your every day style. But over all they are great inspiration! thank you