Functional finds for fashion-forward moms

Nadine Bubeck

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Nadine Bubeck

As moms, we tend to focus on our kids' needs... buying them seasonal clothes, shoes, etc- often putting our own desires aside. Here's a list of functional finds that will make mom feel special and fashionable.

So Cute Charms

Don’t know how those beaded charm bracelets we once made as kids are making a comeback, but they have, and they’re oh-so-cute. I’m swooning over the spell-it-out gold initial bracelets from Jaime Nicole; adorable every-day bling featuring gold-filled beads and sleek white acrylic letters- a fun way to showcase your kids’ names or initials. To jazz them up, add some (optional) colorful hearts- the playful possibilities are endless. Stack them in multiples to make your wrist pop.

Cool Kicks

Treat your feet to On Running shoes- THE ROGER Collection; a third tennis-inspired sneaker co-created by Roger Federer. Fun fact: Federer lives right by On's Zurich HQ; it’s the shared Swiss roots that brought the athlete and brand together. Featuring On's signature CloudTec, the hollow pods on the soles compress for soft landings and expand for increased power during take-offs. They also flaunt On's Speedboard, a plate between the midsole and upper to create a forward rolling motion. Constructed with vegan leather and available in sleek color combos- like white and rose- these shoes should be on every hot mom’s hot list.

Mega Mom-Wear

To truly partake in a hot mom’s summer, one must stock up on mom-wear; in other words: leggings. Onzie has coolest catalog of activewear: camis, knot tops, sports bras, and high-rise leggings. For a summery twist, go with their tropic collection, or for something more neutral, the tempo tank. Onzie leggings are constructed with a slimming band covering the hip area, landing just below the belly button. Designed to be form-fitting, stretchable, and comfy, these bad boys swiftly move with your body.

Sporty Attire

Tennis anyone? If you’re a hot mom on court, opt for some swanky tennis apparel. My current obsession: Dona Jo. With plenty of colorful and solid skirts to choose from, each Dona Jo item is carefully constructed, soft, moveable, and stylish. The best part: pick your fave skirt and snag the matching top- many of their tennis bottoms have corresponding tanks and tees. Versatile for on and off court, the array of duo sets is perfect for back-hand-hitting mamas.

Court Shoes

Speaking of tennis, up your game with new sneakers from Babolot. Lightweight, comfortable, and built for speed, the all-new Jet Mach 3 is packed with the latest technology. Every detail is designed to increase player confidence and speed making it mama’s ultimate weapon to get to the ball fast. Pair your new kicks with the Boost Drive W racquet- powerful, light and easy to play with. Built evenly balanced, this fierce and feminine tennis essential won’t tire your arm, maximizing your chances of success.

Western Flare

If you prefer boho-chic with a pop of western flare, you’ll swoon over the Siembra lineup of leather purses. Crafted in smooth, luxe leather, the elegant yet rugged feel of the La Vidala Satchel is carefully and expertly stitched by Argentinian artisans, and their expertise shines through the Spanish braided detail, tassels and hand-stitched seams. Spacious, but lightweight.

Beach Babe

Every hot mom needs a hot beach bag, and for that, I turn to Seabags. Seabags are handcrafted from recycled sail cloth on the working waterfront in Portland, Maine, and extra durable, flaunting hand-spliced hemp rope handles. The Sea Glass Print Tote is perfect for carrying all ocean-going essentials; lovely in design and flawlessly functional (farewell sticky sand!). Plus, they’re machine washable.

Cover up Cuteness

To cover up your hot mom bod (LOL), I’m all for the Poppy Pink Pom Pom Mini Dress from America and Beyond, ideal for the beach or pool. Adorable, sweet, and majorly cute, this truly perfect sun dress is both whimsical and flattering. Headed for a lunch date? No problem! The poppy pink ensemble can be worn anywhere; just throw on some espadrille and grab a clutch. I’m also digging the Martha’s Vineyard Mini Dress, a simple black wear-anywhere dress that has a light, airy, feel-good fit.

Sporty Dresses

The Halara is a one-stop-shop for fitness dresses. Many made with built-in bras and attached spandex shorts, these athletic ensembles are comfy & cute- perfect for running, hiking, biking, yoga, working from home, or lounging on the couch. Made from sweat-wicking, breathable, squat-proof & insanely soft material, you’ll look and feel extra hot doing just about anything. My fave: this navy halter.

Meaningful Bling

If your craving some positive vibes, the Golden Druzy Agate Bracelet will have you feeling extra majestic. Made by Asha Blooms, the beads on this bracelet are meant as a meaningful reminder to see the joy and find strength and healing in your life. Made from 14k gold filled beads and tube, the latex-free stretch cord assures a perfect, lovely fit.

Stylish Snacking

And finally, if you’re a hot mom, chances are you have hungry kids… ALL THE TIME. Which is why I turn to Bumkins reusable snack bags. With plenty of themes to choose from- Disney, Marvel, Sanrio, hearts and more- the waterproof, washable bags beat a plastic zip-lock… you can use them over and over and over again and fill ‘em with food, electronics and more (they have a secure zipper closure). BPA-free, PVC-free, vinyl-free, phthalate-free and lead-free.

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Nadine Bubeck is a multi-media personality, fashion designer, mompreneur, author, blogger, keynote speaker, influencer and blessed boy mom times three. ​ The TV News anchor turned all things mama is a parenting, lifestyle, home and travel contributor on TV and writes for a handful of publications and websites. Follow Nadine: @mamaandmyboys on Instagram.

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