Welcome to Out & About: The random loves, likes, inspirations and thoughts from the people behind Hatch Collection—an edited collection of pieces to keep us all looking chic and beautiful before, during, and after the baby bump. A place where you can meet other savvy and influential women with ideas to share and things to say, discover great items and pieces you can fill your home with and gift to others, find inspiration that can keep you dreaming and imagining, and get style tips to bring gorgeous to your every day. Read more about us here.
Confession: HATCH has a major thing (a la “ooh la la”) for the city of light.
Oui oui, silhouettes like The Marais Dress have a strong hold on our spring/summer style identity, but explore further and you’ll see a set of pared-down but polished separates that help to recreate the mysteriously-chic Parisiènne wardrobe — sans passport.
From the comfort of your stateside spread, ensemble yourself in our Maillot, Bateau Top and these Thierry Lasry feline sunnies. Enter Hemingway, a salad niçoise and the rest of our “Summer In Paris” selects, and you’re in for a full-body, French-forward fashion flight.
SUMMER IN PARIS / 01 HATCH Bateau Top 02 Thierry Lasry Joyridy Sunglasses 03 Salade Niçoise 04 House of Harlow 1960 Sandals 05 Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag 06 HATCH Maillot 07 A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway 08 Leica M9 Hermés Limited Edition
In terms of concept and quality, Cool Mom Picks says HATCH Layers nailed it. ”An easy formula for stylish dressing throughout your nine months and (way) beyond,” live in our made-to-last basics this summer for bump-to-baby style, simplified.
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Ariane’s Saturday standard starts with an early wakeup from Charlie Grey. Then comes an activity-filled itinerary — brunch, biking and early-evening burgers, and those are just the b’s!
For the a’s, c’s and all the rest of Ariane’s ideas for weekends in the city, head to Cricket’s Circle’s ”Saturday’s with Ariane Goldman" now!
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The Bump Project is our style diary to map a mama’s journey through the HATCH wardrobe as her body — and her style needs — change shape. We tapped Glitter Guide fashion editor Natalie Borton to test drive select HATCH silhouettes in advance of her due date in September. With an industry-honed eye, Natalie dishes on the facts and favorite pieces from her HATCH experience.
It’s so fun to watch how these pieces are evolving with my shape. The pleats, which were more of a style detail to me before, are now becoming such flattering accents to my curvy pregnancy figure. This month, I’ve added one more piece to the lineup that wasn’t included in my last post: The Meadow Dress. Let me just say, I wear it all the time and find it to be the most comfortable dress I own. Here’s how I styled each piece this month…
THE MEADOW DRESS / Ideal for morning lounging, I adore everything about this dress. It feels soft in the way a beloved old t-shirt does, and the draping is just so beautiful. I didn’t really style this outfit at all, because it felt so right on its own. My favorite detail is probably the back—and the way all of the fabric gathers at the top. I will certainly appreciate this dress more and more as I grow!
THE BATEAU TOP / Perfect for gardening or watering the plants outside, this top pairs with black linen shorts, brown sandals and my favorite baseball cap for a comfy, casual outfit. I love how The Bateau Top can be easily dressed up or down, and its stripes are super figure-flattering, contrary to popular belief! As I grow, the top is naturally getting a bit shorter, which is why I love it with shorts right now—perfect length. The split in the bottom seam is also really lovely for allowing growth. And as with most of the HATCH pieces, it’s nice that it’s a bit longer in the back for coverage.
THE LILY DRESS / Since the back detail on this dress is so stunning, I opted to pull my hair up in a bun and accessorize with my favorite summer fedora. Though I wore a belt with it last month, I decided to let the dress flow freely this time and I especially love the way it looks and feels as I walk.
THE MIA DRESS / For a comfortable morning blogging session, I slipped into my Mia with a soft, bright scarf for contrast. I’ve found scarves to be the easiest accessory for pregnancy, and they always add a little something when working with a simple base color, like the black of this dress. I also put on my favorite olive green watch, because it really goes with everything, and my new brown flat sandals. Now that my belly is larger, I’m wearing this dress with flats rather than ankle boots so it doesn’t look too short. I love the way it shows off my legs!
Natalie Lynn Borton is a Glitter Guide editor and the blogger behind Thoughts By Natalie. She lives in San Diego with her charming and super-smart husband Brian and their scruffy adopted pup Maggie. She’s currently expecting her first child—baby Jack—who she can’t wait to meet in September.
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In the latest Women’s Wear Daily’s, resort style hangs off the body in 2014. The editorial, including our Bateau Top, recalls the forgiving silhouettes of an earlier era (when column trousers, turtlenecks and low-lying skimmers were the modern woman’s modish essentials), but mix them together for the now in five refreshed, spring-forward combinations.
The Bateau figures beautifully in this mixed-print look. Normally a tough trend to pull off, we think the outfit works because complexity arrives well-balanced. Every element has a counterweight: Our open-frame Bateau tops a tapered skirt and the contrasting pattern treatments share the same, black and white wash.
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BITE / Balance your BBQ with something light: sweeten zingy euro yogurt with a drizzle of honey and top with toasted almonds, lemon zest and whatever tart fruit is available. Expecting mamas, a pro tip for our Patriot’s Breakfast: finish yours with blueberries! They’re festive, completely delicious and make for a potassium-rich first meal of the day.
WEAR / For your Fourth-style, take the opportunity to do something different without being cheeky/cheesy. While everyone else is wearing their red-and-blue standards, stake your claim on our version of Americana Attitude and rock an all-white look with subtle red and blue accents instead. Silk separates like our Everyday Pant and Tulip Tank are classic, sweet and very easy to wear, and see about the Bedford dress for a cleaner line. In our Lily and Santorini dresses, the holiday statement comes long and languid — bet on those for a day-into-evening schedule. Color up the blank canvas with small-scale ruby and lapis accents, and let
freedom compliments ring.
At HATCH, we want you to see fireworks. Literally. Then come shop our hottest summer essentials to keep you cool through July 4th weekend.
Use the code HOT4TH on any item(s) included in our “Hot Summer” edit and receive 20% off through 11:59pm PST on Sunday, July 6th.