The summer months are upon us, and it’s time to find some cute mom outfits that’ll work with your busy mom life. From daytime summer dresses and rompers, to easy, breezy shorts, LUXYMOM™ is showing you the cutest styles of the season, complete with inspiration from some super stylish celebrities and social media It Girls. Pay attention to this shopping guide and you’ll have a full and beautiful wardrobe for the rest of the summer and to transition into fall.
What Makes An Outfit Good For Mom Life
In asking all my friends, and from my own experience running around town (or just the house) with my two rambunctious boys, the answers will inevitably vary, because each of us lives very different lives. But there are some common features that make an outfit perfect for mom life. To be a top mom outfit, a style must be:
Comfortable – This is THE reason that moms wearing yoga pants has become a societal cliché, and it’s THE reason every mom will tell you that at some point, she gives in to the athleisure trend.
Pieces that are comfortable are easy to move in. But here at LUXYMOM™, we always have to weave comfort into styles that are on trend and that celebs and social media It Girls would wear.
Comfort is about more than allowing you to move with ease. The fit has to be spot on. Clothes that don’t fit – whether they’re too loose or too tight – will inherently not be comfortable, so it’s always paramount to try on multiple sizes if you’re unsure if the fit could be better.
Easily Cleanable – Because us moms are always dealing in dirty messes (changing diapers, making food, dealing with spit-up), our clothes are always taking a beating. As I’m writing this, we just endured a bout of stomach flu in our house, whereby I was vomited all over by my two year old. For instances like the afforementioned, it’s imperative that our clothes be easily washable at home. No need for expensive and needless trips to the dry cleaner if we don’t need to.
Affordable – Moms often become more frugal with their own fashion, opting instead to spend more on the cute clothes for their kids. Plus, no one wants to get the afforementioned poopy diapers or spit up on an expensive silk blouse. That never works out well, and just leaves us saying, “THIS is why I can’t have nice things!” So douse your wardrobe in affordable items, but do let yourself splurge once in a while as part of a healthy retail therapy program. 🙂
What Styles Are Hot This Summer
The Summer Dress
Feminine summer dresses are SO in right now. They’re the life of the party this season, and there are styles for every body type. Whether you’re an Apple Shape, Pear Shape, Inverted Triangle Shape, or Stick Shape, there is a style of summer sun dress to fit you.
I’m loving all the fun styles from accessible brands like J.Crew and Free People. I love how they can be dressed up or down, and accessorized so many different ways. Wear them with heels, with wedges, or with flats or sandals. You can really wear a summer dress for so many occasions. Scroll through the seven summer dresses below and click each to shop the look.
The Flowy Romper
If you’ve been reading LUXYMOM™ for a while, it’s no secret that I love the brand Show Me Your Mumu. I’ve been wearing the line for probably four years now at this point, and I’m addicted to their stylish and comfortable rompers. They generally wash well, and they’re the perfect summer outfit for busy moms.
I’m sharing a few Mumu rompers below. I personally own at least five Mumu rompers, and many more pieces from the line. These are the most comfortable rompers for mom’ing around in. And a handy style tip for you – the top style can either be worn over the shoulders as pictured below, or under the arms as a true sleeveless style. See my Instagram Shop for photos of similar on me.
White Eyelet Lace Shorts
Eyelet lace is, simply put, a timeless fabric, and it’s perfect for spring and summer outfits. It’s a really feminine detail to sometimes simple silhouettes. I recently found a pair of eyelet shorts that I’m in love with, shown in the photo at the beginning of this article. They’re so fun to dress down with a t-shirt or tank, or to dress up with a silk cami and heels for a night out. Versatility is key with clothing these days, so the more we can wear a piece but style it completely differently each time, the better. I’m also including two pairs of eyelet lace shorts that you can shop now, and they’re both in really great price points – under $50 and under $100.
Who’s Wearing These Trends
Yami, Sunshine And Peonies
One of my favorite Instagram It Girls is Yami of Sunshine and Peonies. She’s a Florida mommy fashion girl, so summer dresses are in her repertoire. I absolutely love how she’s styled this white eyelet lace maxi dress for summer. This tailored jacket gives it a beautiful edge. Yami’s style is pretty, girlie, and very put together. She’s always on trend, and with over 21,000 Instagram followers, she’s an It Girl to watch for fashion inspiration.
Tsvetelina, Glam Moments Blog
This mama just had her third baby, and she’s always giving real life mom style in her Instagram feed. This white romper embodies summer style, and she shows that being the mom to three young children does not mean having to lose your sense of style. You can find her blogging at Glam Moments and on Instagram @glammomentsblog.
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