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My Favorite Spring/Summer Outfit Combo as a Mom

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This outfit combo may surprise you because it’s not what you’d probably think a “mom” would typically wear being out and about with their kid(s), but sneakers and dresses are my favorite thing to wear for spring and summer! This combo is easy to move around in and yet I still feel cute.

I know, I know, the all-white is pretty daring, hu? Yes, it’s a risk, but I take the risk because white is a color that makes me feel good! And as moms, we deserve to feel good right?

You definitely don’t have to wear white though, but whether you’re a mom or not, give this outfit combo a try and tell me how cute you feel while still being comfy at the same time!

spring family pictures

dress | sneakers | basket bag (similar) | sunglasses
will’s boots | will’s top | will’s shorts

I’ve also worn this combo to the farmers’ market too!

Madison, Wisconsin Farmers' Market

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A couple of things to keep in mind if you’re going to rock this as your momiform…longer length is best! In both of these outfits, I haven’t dared risk a mini dress with my little man. You’ll just feel more comfortable all around. And going off of comfort, it’s best to not have to deal with finicky styles like an off the shoulder dress or tube top. The sleeves on the white ruffle dress do fall down, but I don’t worry about the actual top sliding or anything. You want to be able to keep up with your littles and not have to keep adjusting your dress!

If white or linen scares you, go for a nice pattern to hide dirt better! And skip the bodycon dresses so it’s easier to chase your kid in.

Check out this dress, this dress, this dress, AND this dress for options that I think would look adorable with sneakers!

Don’t have any cute sneakers on hand? Well, you can never go wrong with white, but I love this pair, this pair, and this pair for cute yet dirt friendly options!

I hope you enjoyed my tips for making this spring/summer outfit combo be cute and mom-friendly! Need more spring/summer outfit inspiration? Here are my favorite 10+ minimalist summer outfits!

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Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.