During summer, it can be tricky to find an outfit that will keep you cool while looking chic. This simple two piece set from Madewell will help you achieve both. It is the perfect combination of flowy, to keep you cool, and fitted, to help define your shape. Of course, an all black ensemble will always make you look pulled together in an effortless way.
My “summer mom-approved outfits” must meet the following criteria, the three c’s as I like to call them: covered, comfortable and chic.
Madewell has recently become my destination for simple timeless classics at affordable prices. While I used to associate them with fashion that felt unrelateable it now is my go-to for the perfect “mom outfit”. These are my outfits that I need to be functional while on mom duty yet also allow me to look stylish. Think lunch with friends, playdates that aren’t on the playground or any low profile meetings. My “summer mom outfits” must meet the following criteria, the three c’s as I like to call them: covered, comfortable and chic. This means nothing will fall out, I can run with the girls and not have to re-adjust my whole outfit and I look pulled together in a simple effortless way.
Here is why this outfit will be the perfect summer uniform for any mom. The tank is an universally flattering cut. I am actually wearing a sports bra underneath it and you can barely tell. It also comes in a really pretty cobalt blue that looks great paired with their summer jean in fitzgerald wash. The waistband on these pants help define your waist without cutting off your circulation. While a wide-leg cropped hem might sound intimidating it is actually very easy to master. Pair this silhouette with a strappy sandal or metallic slide and you will be surprised how well you can pull off this trend. Drapey swingy crepe material combined with a pull on smocked waistband will keep you comfortable and cool. By tucking in your top and defining your waist you instantly go from frumpy to fashionable.
By tucking in your top and defining your waist you instantly go from frumpy to fashionable.
To finish off your perfect summer outfit make sure you add on some fun accessories. My motto with accessories is, “Accessories take an outfit from bleak to chic.” Gold always pairs well with black so look for a fun earring or a metallic slide to pair with this summer ensemble. A panama hat like this one, is a great choice in the summer, as the weave will keep you cool while still providing coverage from the sun.
“Accessories take an outfit from bleak to chic.”
The best summer time outfits like I previously stated cover two bases. They allow you to be cool and comfortable while still looking chic. While, Madewell is my choice for a summer uniform it might not meet all of your requirements. Below are my favorite summertime shopping destinations. I listed out where I head and why and how they help me cover my three c’s of warm weather style.
Nike – Their technical fabrics will keep you cool while you sweat. These running tights are great for working out outside while their compression fabric keeps it all “tucked in”.
Lululemon – I had a hard time finding swimwear that felt like it covered me and also didn’t feel frumpy until I discovered that Lululemon offered swimwear. This halter neck top looks perfect to wear on the beach while chasing the kids!
Nordstrom – My footwear destination. They have every single style and price point covered. These slides are versatile and perfect for the busy mom on the go.
Baublebar – On trend accessories at affordable price points. These earrings are the statement piece to rock this summer.