This summer hasn’t gotten off with the best of starts with the weather favouring rainy days over sunny ones.
So with the cooler days, my wardrobe has taken on an ocean hue in the form of indigo denim, Mediterranean inspired blues, mosaic prints and crisp linen whites.
It’s an easy daytime look that works well for looking and feeling smarter in my day to day Mum life. Equally, it’s such a versatile colour trend that can be mixed and matched to take the stress out of getting ready each morning with unpredictable weather forecasts.
Here are my top 5 tips for a summer of blues…
The Broderie Blouse
A feminine take on the classic white shirt a broderie blouse transforms your favourite denim for summer. I’ve opted here for an oversized style in cotton voile with a cut out floral trim to the hem. Billowing sleeves are having a fashion moment and the sheerness of the fabric ensure it doesn’t swamp my small frame. Worn with high waisted jeans my stomach feels secure under the pretty floral embroidered style.
This summer I’m channelling my inner Sienna Miller (the Jude Law years) and having a moment with boho-inspired maxi dresses. However, I’m keeping it modern in mosaic tile prints in faded blues. This Zara style is light enough in fabric for when the sun finally shines and full enough to be worn over jeans or trousers for now. I also love the effortless feel of an oversized dress that hides a multitude of body hang-ups in such a stylish way. I’m still searching for my perfect tan sandal, but until then I’m wearing my gold Grecian flats.
I’m still yet to try the straight leg jean, therefore I’m still very much team skinny. These Topshop Leigh jeans have seen me through 3 post-baby bodies for how amazing they fit my new curves. The high waist tucks in my stomach, without being uncomfortable, whilst the denim wash has never faded. I also love the 3/4 length which elongates my legs and showcases my summer sandals. Jeans are still my trousers of choice, but chambray culottes and linen crop trousers equally work in this colour story.
I’m late to the party when it comes to denim dresses, I never realised how comfy and practical they can be. I’ve opted for a traditional shirt style and I always roll up the sleeves for a relaxed look. I just add sandals and a nappy changing bag (no basket bags for me) and I’m ready to go. The high street I believe has a denim style for everyone. Whether you opt for comfort like me or a more structured sundress or pine fore style, dress the shape you have now.
If you have been following Mummy Style for a while, then you know I love me a stripe. You can’t go wrong with a navy and white horizontal Breton Stripe and it’s always my go-to when I have nothing to wear. Boden always does my favourite shapes, however, H&M and Arket are my newest go to this summer. Mix it up and maybe clash your stripes with a blue inspired print, such as tie-dye, vintage picturesque postcard or statement tiles.