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10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms – Twist Fashions

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

When it comes to refreshing your wardrobe for the season, it’s so important to narrow in on what you need to replace, and where the gaps are. I always ask myself before buying something how often I can wear it, and if it goes with what I currently have in my closet. You never want to purchase something that doesn’t match with what you already have!

You may be overwhelmed with all of the options out there (or maybe you are feeling the opposite and need some sartorial inspiration ;-)). So, I am teaming up with Twist Fashions to share the Top 10 Summer essentials for every mom’s closet. These pieces can be worn in so many ways; create dozens of looks that can transition from day to night, and that are suitable for your busy everyday life.

  1. Military Jacket – This easy, lightweight jacket can be paired with just about anything. The subdued green shade works well with so many colours, and the style is timeless. I love this version by Rails as the fit is not too boxy.

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

2. Classic white button-down shirt – a top that can be worn at any stage in your life. Dress them up or down, roll up the sleeves for a laid back look, or wear them instead of t-shirts for a more contemporary style. Velvet offers some great options in all different lengths!

3. Pencil skirt – When you need to dress up but don’t feel like wearing a dress, having one great fitting skirt option can come in handy. Opt for a material that has stretch, so it can more easily be worn in a casual setting as well. This look is so easy to create with a pair of sneakers. Casual chic for a mom on the go! This skirt by Velvet sits at the waist, and allows you to wear with a shirt tucked in, or out.

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

4. Tunic dress – Whether it’s for a day at the beach, a day/night out with friends, or for travel, having a tunic dress will come in handy. I personally love the idea of a denim style as the fabric is slightly thicker, so it can be worn several ways. Have fun with this piece and find one with interesting detail, like tassels on this Rails version! It is also a relaxed fit making it very comfortable to wear!

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

5. black dress – need I say more?! This may be an obvious choice, but finding a GREAT fitting black dress that you feel confident in makes a world of difference. Be sure to choose a style that can be worn with both flat and heeled shoes to further your options. Try out the off the shoulder style with this gauze, raw hemmed dress by Velvet. It even comes with a rope belt if you would like to define your waist!

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

(find a versatile pair of shoes in a style that can be worn in multiple ways. I love this comfortable pair of espadrilles by Clarks)

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

6. Lightweight cardigan – If you’re like me, you feel the cold VERY easily. Even in the summer months I need options for coverups when the wind is blowing or the sun is setting. Choosing a neutral colour will allow you to wear it with anything in your closet, and having a lightweight material will not feel too bulky. This version by Part Two offers the perfect length – not too short, not too long.

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

7. Casual pant – switch it up from your everyday denim and have a relaxed pant in another colour. You can still style them exactly how you would denim! This military green style works well for the same reason as the jacket – a versatile colour that won’t limit your pairing options. This pair is by Paige and fits very well!

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

8. Casual t-shirt or tank – Either style will serve a purpose in your wardrobe. Incorporating a stripe like this knit tank by Line knitwear allows you to add a pop of pattern; stripes are the easiest way, especially if you tend to stick to the classics! ** tip – if you have a larger chest, opt for v-necks as it won’t accentuate that area. Crew necks are ideal for a small chest!

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

A great basic t-shirt can be worn year round. This is an item that usually needs replacing after a few seasons, as it is one that we reach for constantly and is worn often. I love adding necklaces to basic pieces to make them appear more dressy! This blush coloured t-shirt is by Michael Stars.

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

9. Summer blouse – the off the shoulder trend is still going strong. I love the feminine, playful feel of this silhouette as it has a romantic appeal, and quickly elevates a casual style, without foregoing comfort. Pair it with denim, casual pants, shorts or skirts. There are so many ways to wear them! This eyelet version is by Part Two.

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

If you prefer a peasant style, this gauze top from the Velvet Tees x Kristy Hume collection is light, airy and has a boho chic vibe.

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

10. Denim shorts – finding a great pair of denim shorts is key!! Wear them with any style top (tank, t-shirt, light knit sweater, button down, you name it!) along with sandals, sneakers or even booties. If you prefer a relaxed fit, try a drawstring style that is less restrictive and allows you to still wear a shorter length. I am so in love with the distressing on this pair by Bella Dahl. 

10 Essential Summer Pieces for Moms

(a casual slip-on sneaker is an absolute must for every mom. This pair by Vince has a slight platform which gives you a little extra height ;-))

All items featured are available at Twist Fashions. Visit them online here or on Instagram here for some great items for Summer!!

Photography – Meaghan Gipps, Gipps Media

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