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Should you wear this or that? Busy summer days mean you don't have a whole lot of extra time to spend picking out your outfits, but we know that you still want to look — and feel — put together. So a personal shopper shares her best tips on cute summer outfits for stay-at-home moms. Stay on budget and in style and have someone else do the legwork of putting your outfits together for you? Yes, please. Illysia Neumann-Loreck is a fashion stylist and publisher of the blog Madly Chic and, for today, she's your personal stylist.
- Try maxi dresses. They're a great way to look chic and stay under budget because you only have to buy one piece instead of two, and they're so flattering.
- Holiday weekend sales allow you to get the best prices on clothes from the current season.
- Pick your stores wisely — many stores carry trends at great prices, so you just have to keep in mind which ones to shop. Loreck gives her suggestions below.
Dress it up
Beat the summer heat with this lightweight, flowy maxi. The gauzy material is wrinkle-free and lovely and the simple design will take you from errands to lunch to evening T-ball practice. Throw on a pair of comfortable flip flops to complete this pretty summer outfit.
Floral prints and flowy fabrics are on trend and this sweet dress combines both of these style wins perfectly. This lightweight dress transitions from daytime to nighttime beautifully and the pop of color ensures just enough eye-catching attention. Pair this dress with simple T-strap sandals for a cool summer look you're sure to love.
This cool summer look is relaxed and easy to wear. The sleeveless jersey top in lyocell has a flattering wrap-over front and the "notice me" imitation leather shorts have an elasticized waistband, side pockets and small slits at the sides. Paired with rhinestone studded flip-flops, this summer look is breezy, fun and beyond put together.
Be that girl
This pretty peasant blouse will keep you cool and comfortable and we can't say enough about how much we love these printed chinos. There are solid colors available if you're looking for a more subdued look, but why not go for a little flair in your summer wear? You could easily re-wear your rhinestone-studded flip flops or another relaxed sandal. But if you're willing to go slightly over budget, wow, do we ever love these braided sandals!
Keep it simple
Seemingly timeless, this sweet outfit can be slipped on for your morning outings and kept on for your evening relaxing-on-the-deck time. We love the flattering fit of these linen pants and paired with this long-waisted sleeveless top, it's perfect summer wear. Try a simple flip-flop to complete this classic, simple look.
Flirty and fun
This flirty outfit is fun to wear, mother and play in. The loose fit is equally comfortable and flattering and the pops of color absolutely scream summer.