Fashion Friday: 11 Looks For Busy Moms

Many of you have asked for a Fashion Friday focusing on summer outfits for busy moms chasing toddlers or running all over creation.  That means no strapless bras, no Spanx, no heels you can’t walk in, no super short dresses you can’t bend over in…. limitations galore, yes, but you still want to look cute and don’t want to wear “athleisure” all the time, right? So here are 11 outfits that may help you find something beyond Lululemon to wear!


This is sort of my everyday look in the summer because I have a hatred of shorts.

These pants are comfy and breezy ( again, I hate shorts)

However, if you like shorts, this look is adorable and can go from the playground to lunch with friends no problem.

And  if you want something a little more formal, these are actually reasonably flattering shorts and I love the pattern. (NECKLACE LINKED HERE– I’m obsessed.)

I’ve said it before, Persifor dresses are awesome- stretchy almost bathing suit material that aren’t too tight and keep you cool. I wear these on super hot days! Also, this is my new nail polish obsession- lasts so long and is the perfect super sheer color.

These linen shorts are cut a little wider at the bottom so more flattering to thighs! And these self tan drops are great- put a couple (or more if you wanna get darker) into your regular face or body lotion for a custom glow.

These pants may make you feel like you’re wearing PJ’s but you’re not! WINNING!

I’m pretty obsessed with my camo Rothy’s loafers, these red ones feel Nantucket-y. Also, these jeans are killer and 40% off!

I wore one of these tunics the other day on Insta Stories and got so many compliments! This is the dress version I just bought and it’s the perfect day to dinner kinda look for summer. Also that bag is ALLLLL the heart eye emojis!

For slightly cooler days this look can take you just about anywhere. And bodysuits are the BEST under boxy jackets- more slimming than tucking in a cami or shirt.

While a jumpsuit may not be mom-gear, it is friendly for chasing kids at a more formal event– and this one COMES IN TALL SIZES!!!! Hallelujah!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!


  1. If you’re taking requests, I’d love to see a post on clothes for plus-sized 60-somethings. I live in Canada, so the suggested clothes would have to be available online (or in Canadian stores). Most of what’s available in plus sizes in my city is designed for either 20-somethings or 80-somethings. I want to look elegant and chic. I’m not interested in hipster, bohemian, cowboy or beach style. I want beautiful, well-made clothes that I can wear to work, dinner, a wedding, etc. So far the only clothes I’ve found that fit the bill are by Eileen Fisher. Are there any others?


  2. So timely for me! Though my little is still so small I’m in the “is that poop/pee/spit up on my shirt?!” phase so maybe I should hold off on the new clothes for just awhile longer 😉

  3. Nailed it, Erin! Found myself clicking through to check out almost every item! Perfect timing for me…shopping for vacation to California coast…

  4. I don’t do shorts either … today I’m wearing white jeans (bless Tide to go pens) so some of these looks definitely resonate with me … and I’m 68! I’m also a big believer in a straw fedora for bad hair days.

  5. Well, Iris is my idol, if you love it, live it…75 and counting (And that’s not just bracelets…) franki

  6. Thanks, again! I always enjoy your posts! I’d love to find a t-shirt with sleeves that are a little longer than standard; I think most women above a certain age would like to c over a little more of the “bat wings”-even if you are a size 8 or below. Thanks, in advance!

  7. Erin, these are great! I want to print them all out to hang next to my closet like a cheat sheet!

  8. Thank you thank you thank you for this! My friends and I laugh about how stylish we used to be before kids {as we sit there drinking copious amounts of coffee in our lulu lemon yoga pants}. It would be so great if you could do this for each season!

  9. How do you create these outfit sets ( I guess I mean the way you put pics of different items together)? Can you share an app or program to do that ?

  10. Thank you so much for sharing such a huge number of collection. I like the idea for decor dining room most. I like shorts as it’s just too hot for pants some days. . Keep posting such helpful blogs.

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