7 summer style essentials for busy mums + #win

summer style essentials

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 my forever go-to H&M (£24.99).

summer style essentials for busy mums

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! Love this gorgeous playsuit from Oasis which is a perfectly playful playsuit to see you through summer (£36).

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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 TU is the perfect way of feeling all gorgeous and floaty even when you’re feeling hot and harassed. Pick it up during your next Sainsbury’s shop for £24.99!

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A dependable denim jacket

Because despite the fact you might be sweating by 1pm, those school run mornings can be nippy! Always have a trusty denim jacket within grabbing distance for those early morning school run departures. Switch is up with a spot of embroidery with this lovely rendition from Dorothy Perkins (£25 in the sale).

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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!

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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 – this Femelle one is only £6!!!

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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. And if you enjoyed this post why not check out this one packed full of tips on feeling beach ready – even when you’re not!


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  1. I do love a nice Maxi dress. The weather is so so hot at the moment that I would love to get some light cotton summer clothes.

  2. Summer essentials for me are floaty skirts and statement tees definitely! Love a maxi dress too but never ever shorts, not brave enough for that ha ha

  3. I love that play suit and those sandals!! I have been living in shorts for about two months now and I love getting the legs out, they need the sun as they are as white as ghosts after being hidden away in jeans for months! That statement tee is gorgeous xx

  4. I’m really excited because I have prescription sunglasses for the first time this year! And you’ve just reminded me that I have a maxi dress lurking at the back of my wardrobe.

  5. I could do with revamping my Summer wardrobe! I must admit this time of year I really live in my jumpsuits couldn’t be without them. I am not sure my legs would work with a playsuit!

  6. I get sunburnt easily, so it’s linen trousers, and long-sleeved cotton shirt and a big hat for me!

  7. Almaxi dress and pair of sandals that will do for the beach & the bar, that’s my summer staple outfit!

  8. Sunglasses, unfortunately they have to be expensive prescription ones so I can’t pick and choose them to match my outfit

  9. For me my summer essentials are several maxi skirts, I have horrid legs so no shorts for me! Lovely flowy tops and a choice of sandals and flip flops for every occasion, that and an umbrella because you never can tell in the lovely UK!

  10. I absolutely love those sunglasses and a maxi dress is a summer must for me, especially as I’m pregnant this summer 🙂

  11. I love a maxi dress as you can dress it up or down,
    Comfortable & stylish & with sandals it’s perfect for summer evening

  12. My essentials are my statement sunglasses and a funky pair of wedge sandals to dress up any Summer outfit

  13. my must have is definitely sunglasses. I wear them every time I leave the house. Unfortunately my little daughter has broken my recent pair, so I feel naked without them

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