Stylish Mums

Mother's Day is just around the corner, so to show our appreciation for all the wonderful woman out there, we've put together a special edition of What Would She Wear, inspired by four of our favourite celebrity mommas: Claudia Schiffer, Natalia Vodianova, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Gwen Stefani. Always impeccably-dressed, these ladies never cease to amaze us as they juggle successful careers and families, while still managing to keep up with the latest trends! Accordingly, we've gathered a slew of lovely pieces that perfectly capture their sophisticated and cool sensibilities, from an indulgence-worthy pair of loafers to a chic and functional carryall. Read on for all the exciting details of today's must-have mum picks and happy Mother's Day to our own madres: Carole, Kit, Tammy, Parween, Janet, Sook, and Mieke!

Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Shampoo ($25)
Between getting the kids ready for school, dashing to early morning meetings, and handling whatever else life throws at her, it's safe to that most mums don't have tons of time for themselves. Thankfully, leading hairstylist Serge Normant--you've seen his work in Harper's Bazaar and W fashion editorials, plus he's Julia Roberts' mane man--created the Meta Revive Dry Shampoo to ensure you look refreshed at all times. In addition to giving your tresses that instantly clean and reinvigorated look, its revolutionary formula also helps thicken your roots while boosting volume. Even better: it doesn't leave your hair feeling stiff or sticky! Use it in the morning or afternoon to give your hair a bit of texture and keep it looking wonderfully vibrant between washes.

Monrow Striped Tee Dress ($153)
When it comes to everyday dressing, stylish mums will agree: comfort is key! Accordingly, we thought Monrow's lightweight Striped Tee Dress would be a chic-yet-functional addition to anyone's warm-weather wardrobe. With a classic, nautical-inspired look, this easygoing frock is perfect for a day of errands or weekend beach trips. We can easily imagine Alessandra Ambrosio wearing it with a pair of chic sandals for an afternoon stroll with her daughter.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Retro Sunglasses ($98) in Black
As demonstrated by our yummy mummies above, no stylish ensemble is complete without a pair of pitch-perfect sunnies, hence our inclusion of these of-the-moment shades by Marc by Marc Jacobs. Not only do they remind us of the obsession-worthy pair Gwen Stefani wears, we also find it hard to resist their subtle cat-eye shape, which gives the sunglasses a wonderfully prim and polished look. This is one pair you definitely don't want to miss out on this season!

Zara Two-Tone Handbag ($80)
Though your WWW editors are sans offspring, we do know that a petite bag simply won't do for stylish, on-the-go mums. They need a carrier that's chic and large enough to hold all of their essentials and more, which is precisely why we've included the Two-Tone Handbag from Zara. Not your typical beach tote, this carryall is the ultimate day bag with its sturdy canvas fabric and removable long strap--a feature that is sure to come in handy when you have your hands full!

Etoile Isabel Marant Oscar Gingham Cotton-Blend Shirt ($295)
We simply could not resist including one of our favourite button-down shirts from Etoile Isabel Marant, specifically the Oscar Gingham Cotton-Blend Shirt. This wardrobe staple is wildly soft, plus it has a great worn-in and relaxed look, thanks to the semi-sheer cotton-blend fabric. We also appreciate how versatile it is; for day, wear it tucked-in to a pair of '70s style flare jeans, and then transition it for night by pairing it with a flirty maxi skirt.

Brian Atwood Hampton Animal-Print Penny Loafers ($490)
Though it may not be practical for a mum-on-the-go to run around in sky-high heels all day, she certainly doesn't have to sacrifice style when it comes to her footwear. That said, we're positive mums everywhere will appreciate these darling, foot-friendly penny loafers by Brian Atwood. Not only are they incredibly comfortable, but the animal-print is also a chic choice that will instantly add intrigue to a minimalist ensemble. And while we believe these are a truly splurge-worthy pair of flats, we also recommend checking out Steve Madden's Madee Loafers ($130), which are just as cute!

Giles & Brother Archer Cuff ($175) in Gold Finished Brass
When searching for the perfect piece of jewellery to include in today's story we were delighted to come across this lovely little cuff by Giles & Brother. One of the things we like best about this luxuriously chic bracelet is its simple and understated design, which lends itself to a sophisticated look our subjects would surely appreciate. Additionally, we like how this unfussy piece can be used to dress up a casual ensemble or accent a fancy evening frock.

Seven For All Mankind Crop Flares ($154) in Bright Jade
Whether they're opting for slim, dark-wash jeans or slouchy boyfriend styles, today's fashionable mums certainly know how to make an impression with their stylish jeans. That said, we knew they'd appreciate these super cool flares by Seven For All Mankind. The best part about these playful pants is that they are a combination of this season's must-have trends. A standout bright colour? Check! A '70s-inspired flare? Check! Cropped silhouette? Check! Your spring wardrobe would not be complete without them.--Jessica Baker

Photos of Alessandra Ambrosio, courtesy of Splash; Photo of Claudia Schiffer, courtesy of Bauer Griffin; Photo of Natalia Vodianova, courtesy of X17