Being a new mom doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style for comfort. Now more than ever, some of our favorite brands are catering to the chic new mom that reads Vogue and the Sunday Times. For StyleList guest editor Rachel Blumenthal, life moves a mile a minute, meaning her favorite leather Chanel sneakers and flowy tops from Zara often come in handy.

We asked Rachel to share her favorite pieces that are not only appropriate for a new mom, but sexy at the same time. Check out what she chose in the gallery above!