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August 3rd, 2012 at 8:04 am

5 Fashionable Last Minute Summer Must-Haves for Moms

It’s August.

Summer is winding down.

Bathing suits have been bought and worn. Flip flops have been used for (at least) the last 8 weeks. Sun dresses have gotten a lot of wear (and have looked fabulous!).
And shorts have been out and about for awhile now (such a summer staple!).

So what is left as we’re heading into Fall?

Even though all the stores are brimming with jackets, sweaters and jeans and getting ready for September, October and November… I’m still in SUMMER mode! There’s still a solid month left of summer vacation and I’m soaking up every single second, even on the FASHION side of things.

So what are some last minute summer must-haves for moms?

I could go on and on and on and on… believe me, but I am going to share my TOP 5 picks!

1) Fabulous Sun Hat…

Oh, yes. One of the most essential “accessories” for a mom! I love a sun hat because they are so fashionable, yet so practical. I don’t do the beach without one. The rays are too much and I just can’t handle it. So many women love a sun hat, but are afraid to try one. I say GO FOR IT! Enjoy the last few weeks of summer sporting a gorgeous sun hat! You’ll LOVE it!

2) Aviators…

I’m obsessed with Aviators. This is the first summer I’ve really ever worn a pair consistently. I always get emails from moms asking me for the best sunglasses to buy (and what’s fashionable), I’m telling you, it’s aviators! It doesn’t matter your age, anyone can pull these OFF!

3)Summer Scarves…

I love a summer scarf. These are so fashionable and just such a great addition to your wardrobe. Find scarves that are lightweight… cotton, linen, jersey, lace… and wear them like crazy! I opt for a scarf with a tank and shorts. It’s an easy way to change the look of an outfit, but (and the important factor) a fashionable one, too!

4) Maxi Dress…

It’s funny, towards the end of the summer, I always realize that my husband and I didn’t get to go out as much as we wanted to (you know, for a date night). There’s still time left for a fabulous oceanfront date! My advice? Buy a gorgeous Maxi Dress to wear! They are everywhere right now and SO affordable! Look your best and feel fabulous!

5) Shorts with Critters…

The good kind of Critters!! I love a pair of shorts with a little critter on it! I have shorts with lobsters, anchors, stars… I just LOVE them! They are so classic and so adorable! These are different, and not for everyone… but I’ll tell you what, they’re a fabulous fashionable item!

Audrey McClelland can also be found at, Lifetime Beauty/Style, and She is also the co-author of The Digital Mom Handbook.

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