It’s official; the summer weather is here to stay. Just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you have to lack summer style. Time to step out of the yoga pants and into some fun sun clothing. If you’re wondering what to wear this summer, we’ve found some Fabulous summer style essentials we love and think you will too.
|Summer Style: Platform Wedge Sandals
I love platform sandals. And these Ivey Preserver Canvas Espadrille High Wedge sandals from Payless are perfect. Walk tall in these natural looking sandals with their jute wrapped 4” wedge heel and 1” platform for added lift. The natural colours will pair well with everything and the adjustable quarter strap will ensure a good fit. $44.99 Cdn (find a Payless store near you).
|Summer Style: Bohemian Halter Dress
A nice compliment to your platform sandals, the Banana Republic’s Knit Patio Dress in a cool blue tie-dyed flower pattern. The long length is perfect for a late night dinner on the deck or hanging out with the family at a summer concert festival. $160.00 Cdn (find a Banana Republic store near you).
|Summer Style: Denim Capri
I love my denim but in the summer they can get rather warm. The Janet Denim Capri from Mark’s gives you a comfortable pair of denim in a cooler, Capri style. Wear these with their rolled cuffs and you’re ready for a bonfire on the beach. $34.99 Cdn (find a Mark’s store near you).
|Summer Style: Wide-Brimmed Straw Hat
A sun hat should be a must on your What to Wear Summer Style list. Protect yourself from sun exposure with this stylish Shimmer straw hat from Banana Republic. Made with 100% raffia to keep the air moving through and the wide brim with help keep the sun out of your eyes when sipping cocktails by the pool. $55.00 Cdn
|Summer Style: Canvas Shoulder Bag
Travel light this summer with the Lara Stachel Lela Rose for Payless shoulder bag. The soft green faux leather adds a nice pop of natural colour to this small but roomy double-handled canvas bag. The zipper pocket on the outside is ideal for those quick to grab items like keys, sunglasses or coffee money. Inside you’ll be able to keep things organized with a zipper pouch and two open pockets and the outside zipper closure ensures ensure nothing falls out. $54.95 Cdn (find a payless store near you).
|Summer Style: Flip Flops for Your Legs
Nothing says summer fun like a pair of flip-flops and Reebok’s EasyTone Fip is not only fun but also functional. With built-in balance pods, featuring Moving Air Technology, the EasyTone Flip transfers air based on your stride giving your legs a workout while your walk. The feel on your feet is more natural too, like walking on sand in your barefeet, unlike flat flip-flops that slap the ground.
|Summer Style: BraTank
We’ve talked about Mark’s CurveTech technology in their sundresses before, now you can enjoy it in a tank top. This Dever Hayes Curve-Tech Embroidered BraTank from Mark’s has a real built-in bra with underwiare cup to give support and enhance shape. The straps adjust for a perfect fit and no need to fiddle with extra bra straps. $26.99 Cdn (find a Mark’s store near you).
|Summer Style: Swimsuit Cover-Up
Whether strolling the beach or the pool deck, a swimsuit cover-up like this Embroidered Tunic from Old Navy, can keep the sun off your shoulders while still keeping you stylish. This cover-up is made from 100% lightweight, sheer cotton and the crinkle gauze look means no ironing required when you pull it out of the washing machine. $34.50 Cdn.
|Summer Style: Paper Bag Waist Shorts
These high waist shorts from The Gap come with a removeable tie belt at the waist that give these shorts a casual fun look. The rolled leg openings adds a nice finish look to these shorts and the coral colour will have you thinking of the pink sands in Bermuda. The shorts also have two subtle side pockets for storing your change for when the kids hear the ice cream truck coming. $44.95 Cdn.