With Mother’s Day just around the corner (that’s May 11th just in case you need to re-mark your calendars), we’re counting down the most stylish celebrity moms and breaking down their most iconic looks.
Mother to… two-year old Blue Ivy Carter (aka one of the most famous children on the planet)
The look… Beyond being the undisputed queen of pop music, Beyonce is also the queen of sartorial transformation (look no further than her latest visual album for proof), but when it comes to spending time with Jay and Blue, B seems to favour the basics—think jeans and a t-shirt. Take a cue from Bey though and pair your basics with a mix of edgy jewelry and easy-to-wear nude heels.
Mother to… nine-year old Daniel Julez Smith, Jr
The look… From waist-length braids to her beautiful Afro or her unmatched sense of mixing prints, you can always count on Solange to be the coolest girl at the party. One of the most cutting edge artists, directors and stylists working today, we can’t help but love this mamma’s free-wheeling style that’s always grounded with a pair of neutral sandals or heels.
3. Kim Kardashian
Mother to… 11-month-old North West
The Look… Kim recently underwent a makeover after giving birth to North West last June, debuting a wave of soft blonde hair and a pretty pastel wardrobe to match. And even though she’s been sporting her signature black locks recently, her style remains oh-so feminine while toting Nori around L.A. and on the cover of Vogue (NBD!). Barely there, ankle strapped heels is this mamma’s footwear of choice.
4. Victoria Beckham
Mother to… 15-year old Brooklyn, 11-year old Romeo, nine-year old Cruz and two-year old Harper
The Look… While there’ll always be special place for Posh Spice in my heart, Victoria Beckham’s current ladylike approach to dressing is just as, if not as good as her Spice Girls days (okay, fine, better). Victoria pairs a revolving wardrobe of simple, sky-high heels in black, nude or grey with sharp shouldered tuxedo blazers and knee-length skirts or skinny jeans—worn with equal seriousness whether at Disneyland or giving a bow at her own fashion show.
5. Nicole Richie
Mother to… six-year old Harlow and four-year old Sparrow Madden
The look… No one does that perfect mix of L.A glamour with West Hollywood’s laid-back, edgy vibes quite like Nicole Richie. Having recently dyed her purple (hello, cool mom!), she’s usually snapped picking up groceries or playing with her two adorable kids in jeans and sneakers.
6. Gwen Stefani
Mother to… seven-year old Kingston, five-year old Zuma and two-month old Apollo
The Look… Trust Gwen Stefani to continue to look just as bit the glam rocker—in fact, maybe even more so—long after she shunned the spotlight to raise her three children with their equally rock star dad, Gavin Rossdale. Jumpsuits, high-heeled ankle booties and her signature bleach-blonde locks never fail to impress, even at soccer practice.
7. Michelle Williams
Mother to… eight-year old Matilda Ledger
The look… Michelle Williams has long been inspiring Manhattanites to cross the river in favour of the cozy, low-key neighbourhoods of Brooklyn Heights. It also doesn’t hurt that Williams is the definition of effortless Brooklyn chic: think floral-printed dresses paired with earthy brown brogues or wedges—best for farmer’s market trips and play-dates in the park.
8. Kate Hudson
Mother to… 10-year old Ryder Robinson and two-year old Bingham Bellamy
The Look… Downtown L.A boho would be nothing without Kate Hudson. Fringed boots—check, jean shorts—check, plaid—check, printed tee—check, two equally stylish kids—check and check.
9. Jessica Alba
Mother to… 5-year old Honor and 2-year old Haven
The Look… It’s Jessica’s femininity and casual elegance that consistently has her at the top of every best-dressed list. But red carpets aren’t really Jessica’s thing anymore; instead Alba is usually snapped away from the spotlight sporting sophisticated separates with Honor and Haven in tow (who seem to have inherited their mother’s love of frills and prints).
10. Jada Pinkett Smith
Mother to… 15-year old Jaden and 13-year old Willow
The look… We’re pretty sure if you look up “cool mom” in the dictionary there’s just a picture of Jada Pinkett Smith. Want proof? Um, have you seen Jaden and Willow? Let’s just say we’d really, really (really!), like be invited to this house for dinner—if only for the fashion tips—shaved heads, studs, buckles, cutouts, prints… did we mention how cool they are?