So, I’m no model. Let’s get that straight, straight away!
I haven’t got the looks, the figure or the poses (I wouldn’t even cut it as an Instagram wannabe model)
I certainly don’t have the professional photographer, hair stylist or makeup artist behind the scenes…
What I do have, however, is a desire to look fairly put together when I leave the house. I think most moms would agree that it’s not always possible, but, given the chance we would ALL prefer to walk out the door knowing we look ok! Problem is: LIFE!
Finding out what suits you can be really tricky, not to mention finding the time to go shopping and then putting your new purchases together in a way that actually works. This world of fashion can be fraught!!
Fortunately, over the past few years, I’ve grown in my awareness of what looks stylish (thanks Pinterest!), I now know what feels good to wear and I’m finding my feet with what suits my body shape, which all means that I think I may finally be able to say that I have a pretty good idea these days of what my “style” is.
It’s a work in progress (I am still weeding out all the outdated and unstylish stuff I’ve bought over the years), but I’ve definitely made progress…
With that fashion disclaimer delivered right upfront I thought I’d share some of my new favourite finds for a stylish summer from LABEL Collections today… (and they are all guaranteed Mom-Friendly Fashion finds!)
The Shirt Dress
White is a winner for summer and this outfit is a fresh take on that classic wardrobe staple – the white shirt!
The last word in easy, effortless dressing for hot summer days, this 3/4 sleeve shirt dress can be worn around the pool or to the beach while on holiday, or belted and worn with wedges for a slightly smarter day time look.
I’ve never owned a jumpsuit but I’ve seen other seriously stylish types wear them and often thought that I should try one out!
I chose this navy blue full length jumpsuit from LABEL Collections as it has adjustable straps, is super soft rayon fabric and has a flattering frill detail as well as comfortable pockets and elastic in the waist.
I love how versatile this item is – you can wear it during the day with a tan straw hat and sandals (or slops!) and then to glam it up you can pair it with some heels for a more dressy look.
Either way it’s the way forward for stylish summer dressing! (R850 – jumpsuit, R399 – hat)
The Bright Top
Summer is all about embracing the brights and this gorgeous magenta tunic dress (worn as a top here) is one of my top picks for fun summer nights. The bold colour will certainly demand attention and the beautiful drape detail at the front will hide a multitude of summer sins!
I love how versatile this item is – you can wear it as a top with skinny jeans, a tunic with leggings as a mini-dress – just pull it up or down to wear it at any length you like! (R685)
I’ve reached that age… the one when you’re suddenly super conscious of your untoned upper arms…. This easy cover up from LABEL Collections is the answer!
It’s light and airy so you aren’t going to overheat, yet it gives your arms that little bit more coverage should you have the same concern as me…. or maybe when the evening gets a little bit cooler and you need something to cover your shoulders.
I also think it looks really stylish and flattering. Plus it’s a great addition to any wardrobe needs an injection of pattern and print (like mine) I’m rather boring when it comes to adding in these to my wardrobe, so this coverup is an easy way to do that without committing to an expensive item that may only be worn once.
There you have it! My Mom-Friendly Fashion choices from LABEL Collections for a stylish summer – day and night! I think you’ll agree that all of these items are really versatile and can be worn in so many ways…
All outfits and accessories featured here (minus the jeans, shoes and earrings) are available to purchase via the LABEL Collections online shop here —> www.labelcollections.com
The (extra) good news is that one lucky Becoming you reader stands the chance to WIN an outfit of their choice from LABEL Collections worth up to R1 000! The perfect way to start YOUR stylish summer!
To WIN A R1 000 gift voucher from LABEL Collections visit the online shop (link above), decide which item you’d most like to win and then complete the form below…
Competition ends 27 Nov. Winner will be announced on 28 Nov.
Images: Brad Rossiter!