Warmer Weather is in Full Swing

Before you know it, you’ll be pulling out those sandals and summer clothes. Whether you’re a mom who works outside or inside the home, these five up and coming trends are easy to work into your everyday wardrobe. In the office, at the park, or even sweeping up cereal, these trends will have you looking and feeling great all summer long.

Hello, Yellow!
In case you haven’t noticed, the color yellow is having a huge moment in the fashion world. And why not? Bright, sunny, and cheerful, it represents summer in a major way. If you’ve got the complexion for it, invest in a cute yellow sundress or top. If you’re like me and you end up looking like a giant banana, opt instead for colorful accessories like earrings, a pair of yellow flats, or a sunny clutch. Not only will you be right on trend, it’ll lift your mood and put a smile on your face at the same time.

A Shirt? A Dress? Yes!
Say hello to the season’s favorite one-piece; the shirtdress. Comfortable and casual, it works for day or night depending on your choice of accessories and shoes. In a pinch, you can even throw it over a bathing suit as a cover-up while soaking up the sun at the beach. It’s the perfect garment for just about any occasion. Even if you’re going to be on the floor or the playground with littles, just add a pair of spandex shorts underneath and you’re good to go.

Neatly Nautical
Nautical has been a summer staple for years now, and it looks like that’s not changing anytime soon. Something about the crisp look of blue and white together channels that breezy feeling of sailing on a warm afternoon and makes us feel one step closer to the shore. A striped blue and white shirt is the quintessential “must-have,” but there are tons of other ways to wear the nautical trend too. A pair of boat shoes, a shirt or jewelry featuring tasteful anchors, or a pair of high waisted sailor shorts with a fresh white tee will do the trick. This casual but put-together look works just as well running errands as it does when you’re out for lunch with the girls or catching a movie with the hubby.

Light and White
We’ve all learned {sometimes the hard way} that we stay much cooler in the heat of the sun wearing light colors than we do decked out in head-to-toe black. Maybe that’s why summer is often synonymous with breezy white and eyelet. A flowing white maxi, a white lace top, an oversized white sun hat…you can’t go wrong! Try it head-to-toe for a real summer feel. This one is probably the trickiest trend for a busy mom to pull off on a daily basis because we know how easy it is to get dirty while caring for our kiddos, but it’s a great idea for the office or a date night outfit!

The Big {Make That Small} Reveal
This summer a little goes a long way with fashions designed to reveal just a little. Sheer fabrics, lace, and cut-outs are all over the runway, and while the models take it to an extreme, you and I can easily add a little bit of modest intrigue. Trust me, I don’t want to wear a crop top any more than you do, although those are still on trend too, but pieces with small, tasteful cutouts or lace detailing can boost your confidence and make hubby take notice. Done right, these fashions can even be appropriate for your everyday mom duties. Wearing the right types of garments underneath something sheer or lacy makes them cute and summery rather than too revealing. Only choose pieces that you’re comfortable in, then show off your best features. Personally, I like halter style tops and one shoulder fashions that show off the shoulder and back area while covering up everything that I want covered.

What do you think? Which of these trends can you pull off with things that are already in your closet? Which ones do you think you’ll try this summer?