We have been so lucky to have an amazing summer so far, but when the weather is hot, there are certain things in your wardrobe that you just can not live without as a busy mum as far as I’m concerned. The secret to surviving the hot summer months is definitely dressing for it, and so today I’m sharing my summer style essentials for busy mums:
Some sassy shorts
If you can’t rock a pair of shorts during the heat of the summer, then quite frankly….when can you? The whole world is getting their legs out, so take a deep breath and get yours out too! I love these striped shorts from Shein (£7.99).
A playful playsuit
My summer outfit of choice hands down – the perfect way to keep cool and be practical in one fell swoop. Also requires zero thought about what else to wear with it because it’s all inclusive! A utility playsuit like this one from H&M (£19.99) is perfect for summer adventuring….
Some wannabe sunglasses
OK, I’m not implying you’re a wannabe (although maybe I am), but actually saying you need some wannabe sunglasses! And for those look no further than Smart Buy Glasses which have a fab range of sunglasses available. It’s also worth checking out their eyeglasses range too.
A must have maxi dress
There’s nothing to make you feel more goddess than great big sweaty gorilla than a maxi dress. I’m a firm believer of fake it til you make it, and this maxi dress from ASOS (now £28) is the perfect way of feeling all gorgeous and floaty even when you’re feeling hot and harassed.
A go to midi dress
Not a fan of the maxi? Then a midi dress may be more your bag. Essentially, “midi” means hanging to a length about halfway to your ankle from your knee. You can purchase a midi dress and wear it throughout the year, layering it up or down through the seasons as needed. Midi dresses also come in styles and patterns appropriate for everything from a walk on the beach to something more formal. All you have to do is select a dress made with the material and design you want and accessorize with a simple switch of your jewellery or shoes.
Some breezy trousers
Wide legged trousers are so easy to wear and a must have this summer. We love these Chloe Louise Gatta Cotton Trousers (£28) from Kit and Kaboodal which are easy to style and a flattering shape which will work for pretty much any figure. What’s not to love?
A dependable denim jacket
Because despite the fact you might be sweating by 1pm, those mornings can be nippy! Always have a trusty denim jacket like this one from M&S (now £15) within grabbing distance before you leave the house.
Some shimmery sandals
I can’t resist a shimmery sandal during the summer months, but being a mum you do need something practical for all the too-ing and fro-ing. Something like these Silver Melbourne Sandals from Schuh (£29.99 in the sale) are just the ticket thanks to their secure fit and glam finish. Be sure to check out shoe offers on Groupon for fab discounts on summer footwear like this!
All the statement tees
Not one – but preferably many! Because we all know an awesome statement tee can turn your outfit from blah to ta-dah! I love the statement tees at I Saw It First which are the perfect way of adding a bit of sass and style to your summer days. They are also an absolute steal – and I just can’t resist this “Moody” one at £8. t
So now you’re ready to put your best foot forward into the glorious sun so long as it lasts this summer! What are your summer style essentials? Do leave a comment and share.
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