Awkward Mom shorts. That's my summer momiform edit.
No, not really.
(wearing: tee…belt c/o Lucky Brand…shorts - old, but here's the same style in brown…sandals -awesomely comfortable…bracelets – old Chan Luu but here's my new fav and Lindsay Bloom gold bangles…backpack)
I've been playing around with different lengths of shorts…but the jury is still out, Mamas. I'm not sure I love this mid-length. I'll probably go back to rolling them up.
Anyway, my summer momiform (heck, my year-round momiform) consists of some kind of tee (give or take sleeves, depending on the season) plus denim. Like I mentioned last year in our Summer Style Rules article, I primarily rely on a cool shoe + bag combo to keep things interesting in the summer months. (If you missed it, my 2013 sandal picks are here…and bags picks are coming soon!)
But I have two accessory additions to the summer momiform this year: patterned belts and statement sunglasses.
I've been amassing a little collection of belts-found-on-sale. J.Crew is great for this…but in-store only. For some reason, their online selection isn't that great.
Also? Lucky Brand for cool, embroidered belts. Their selection seriously blows me away. They were kind enough to send me one…I picked size medium to wear low on my hips, but in retrospect, I should've gone down to a small.
I love pairing boho belts with something preppy, like stripes.
See how a cool belt makes the whole outfit more interesting? Yet…it's one of those tricks that doesn't feel overly fussy. (A belt around the waist, however, can drive me crazy. This? This I can do.)
While I'm typically not a fan of the matchy-matchy….I kinda love it with statement sunnies. I guess if the overall vibe is funky enough, the matchy-matchy just looks cool. At least that's what I'm telling myself.
And one more pic, just because it's all kinds of awesome.
OMG kids. They really make everything better.