Alright mamas, this one is for you – the mama sweater. I was never one that actually liked to wear a lot of identifying clothing. It always felt a little on the nose to me, but when I become a mom, I began to love all of the mama type clothes and jewelry.
For those of you who don’t know, I’m a toddler mom, and it’s one of my greatest joys. That’s why I couldn’t help but jump onboard when I began to see cute mama sweaters trending online and in stores. How could I resist?
Mama sweaters are a fun, comfy piece that make for a great conversation starter when you’re out and about. They’re cute and casual, perfect for a day out running errands or taking the kids to the park. I wear my mama sweaters on so many occasions and get compliments about them all the time or other mamas asking where they can get their own.
Not sure how to style your mama sweater? Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered. Read on for all of my best tips and tricks for where to buy your mama sweater and how to style it!
THE MAMA SWEATER
WHY WEAR A Mama Sweater
Mama sweaters are a cute, comfortable, fun piece to be added to any mom’s wardrobe. I was so excited when I saw them beginning to trend online because I knew that they would be a great piece to add to my closet. Being a mom may not be the only part of my identity, but it is a huge part of my life. Being a boy mama is one of the best parts of my world! Mama sweaters are such a fun way of celebrating that. And who doesn’t need a visual reminder that just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you have to stop dressing in a trendy and cute way?
I have also found that mama sweaters are an awesome conversation starter. When I’m out and about and wearing mine, I find myself getting into so many great conversations with people asking me about my kids, or with other moms. If you’re new to the area and looking for mom friends, wearing a mama sweater can be an easy way to connect with others.
STYLING THE Mama Sweater TREND
One of the great things about mama sweaters is that they are super easy to style – and let’s be honest, as moms, we don’t always have a lot of time to pull ourselves together in the mornings. Oftentimes, I need a quick and easy outfit to throw on as I get my day started, and I always feel better and more productive if that outfit is still cute and stylish, no matter how quick. A mama sweatshirt can be worn with just about anything. As we head into the warmer months, I have been styling mine with a favorite pair of denim shorts, for an outfit that works well with the fluctuating spring weather. Oftentimes I’ll layer it overtop a short sleeved shirt or tank so that I can take it off as the day warms up and pull it back on as we head back into the cooler evening hours. After all, everyone needs some good pieces for layering in their closet, right?
In the cooler months, I tend to wear my mama sweater with jeans or other cute pants. If it’s not too chilly out, I’ll wear the sweatshirt by itself, or when the weather is a bit colder here in Philly, I’ll layer it over thicker pieces for a warm and cozy look. When I’m at home, I love to pair my mama sweater with my coziest pair of sweatpants. You can also pair your mama sweatshirt with athletic wear like leggings or joggers for a quick errand run around town, productive day at home, or trip to the park with your kiddos.
WHERE TO Shop FOR A MAMA SWEATER
The great thing about mama sweaters is that they are super easy to find online. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for a friend (they make a wonderful gift for the new mom in your life!), you can find so many fun options for mama sweaters online. This mama crewneck sweatshirt from Revolve is my favorite that I’ve found so far. I love the light pink color, and think that the design is so dainty and fun. It’s super soft and comfy, and just an overall fantastic choice as you’re shopping for sweatshirts. I think that this one would be a great gift for a new girl mama as the elegant pink color is so girly and fun!
I also have found some fantastic mama sweatshirts on Etsy. I love Etsy because you can find so many unique items, and knowing that you are shopping from a real person – and supporting a small business – is so satisfying and fulfilling. Another fun thing about Etsy is that you can find so many original, customizable pieces. I have found mama sweaters where you can have a custom name embroidered onto the sweater – sometimes even for free! – or other fun custom embroidered or printed designs. There are so many unique collections that you can shop on Etsy, so I highly recommend taking the time to poke around over there – especially with Mother’s Day coming up so quickly. They usually can be found at a super affordable price, too, which is always an added bonus.
When shopping for a mama sweatshirt, it also never hurts to hit up the faithful go-to’s. Amazon, Target, and even Walmart often carry crewnecks, tees, and sweaters for moms, and they often have great prices and sales if you’re shopping on a budget.
MORE FUN Mama gift IDEAS
Are you planning to find the perfect mama sweater for the mom or mother figure in your life? Still looking for a few more gift ideas to round out the holiday? Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered.
- Gift card for a relaxing day away | Let’s be honest – the greatest gift that you can give to the moms in your life is time. Moms spend all of their time caring for others – give them a chance to spend some time on themselves for a change. Gift cards for an afternoon at the spa, a meal at their favorite restaurant, and/or tickets to a concert or show they’d love are sure to be a hit with moms. Bonus points if you take care of childcare so she doesn’t have to worry about who’s keeping the kids!
- Supplies for a cozy day in | Is the mom in your life more of a homebody? Spoil her with a kit of everything she needs for a cozy day at home. A new cozy blanket, fuzzy socks, face masks, bath bombs, and all of her favorite snacks are sure to make her smile and give her a chance to decompress from all of the stressors of life. Once again: major bonus points if you make sure that childcare is covered so that she can have an afternoon or evening (or both!) all to herself.
- Support her hobbies | So often moms let their own hobbies, goals, or dreams fall to the side in the midst of taking care of everyone else. Give the moms in your life a chance to dive back into the things that they care about. Is she artistic? Surprise her with new paints, fancy pens, or a new sketchbook. Does she love to do yoga? Splurge on a new mat and a cute workout set so she can feel like herself again. Has she always loved to cook? Buy her new cookbooks – she’s probably sick of making mac and cheese all the time and in desperate need of some new inspiration.
At the end of the day, when it comes to shopping for the moms in your life, just think about what will bring her joy. Being a mother is incredibly rewarding, but moms need to be reminded to take care of themselves, too.
PERSONALIZED EMBROIDERED MAMA EST. SWEATER
Getting a custom sweater is always a great go-to and I am loving that this one has the established date which just gives a whole new meaning to the sweatshirt. And it’s a shirt that you can get personalized with your child or children’s name. And if you’re like me and only have one but are thinking about adding on, because it’s embroidered, you can always get it updated later by a seamstress.
PERSONALIZED FLOWER MAMA EST SWEATER
This sweater is similar to one above but it adds a floral element to it which I love. This is a sweater that I would give to my mother for mother’s day from my sibling’s and I because we can put all of our names on it with the established date and it matches my mom’s love for gardening.
FUN LETTER PRINT MAMA SWEATER
For those who aren’t looking for the custom element, and want a fun and vibrant mama sweater, this is the one that you’ll want to have and you’ll love having. The bright colors and the bold ‘MAMA’ text makes this a stand out sweater.
CUSTOM COLLAR MAMA SWEATSHIRT
For a more subtle mama sweatshirt, I’d suggest this one. It’s amazing because it includes the embroidered ‘mama’ text around the color is a super subtle way but also gives you the custom element so that you can make the sweatshirt as special as you are.