15 New Style Essentials for Every New Mom


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As a new mom, you'll quickly learn that you'll have a whole new group of style essentials that you begin to rely on. Thankfully, we've been blessed with a plethora of great options since most of the current trends are leaning in our favor. Think athleisure-focused clothing, cool sneakers, chic flats, stretch denim, shirtdresses, leggings, stylish button-down shirts, and much, much more. When it comes to fashion, there's never been a better time to be a mom.

There are some key things to make a priority when shopping for new-mom essentials. First, comfort reigns supreme when it comes to clothing and shoes. Next, keep an eye on the care instructions of all you buy—clothing that is easy to throw in the washer will help your sanity when it comes to mounting laundry. Another thing to keep in mind is to keep your everyday jewelry picks simple and close to your skin to avoid tempting your little one from grabbing on (and ripping off).

When it comes to bags, opt for roomier picks that make it easy for you to carry around your everyday things as well as some of your baby's main essentials like wipes and diapers. For breastfeeding moms, easy-access clothing and underwear will be a game changer. The best part is that whether it's clothing, accessories, or shoes, there is something for every personal style, shape, and size.

Keep scrolling to shop our helpful roundup of editor and mom-approved style essentials for the new mom.

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Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently the shopping updates editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.