One of the hottest fashion trends of the season is color blocking. You'll find color block dresses, tops and even shoes. When wearing this trend, keep the darker colors on the parts of your body that you want to minimize and then lighter or brighter shades on the areas you want to flaunt. The maxi dress is a favorite style for every mom. It's an easy way to look chic, no matter where you are going. Check out this colorblock maxi dress from C&C California. Available at Saks in sizes XS-L, this dress is priced under $100.
We all want beautifully sculpted arms, but most of us don't have them quite yet. Get the extra coverage you need by wearing garments with dolman sleeves. Add a splash of color to your look with this Bebe crochet dolman sleeve top in fiesta orange or methyl blue — two of the season's hottest hues. You can team up this top with everything from skinny jeans to your favorite shorts.
Take a step back into the past with the vintage Americana trend. Kitschy prints, sweet pastel shades, flirty dresses and retro-inspired jewelry and handbags are all part of this trend. And of course, Americana also means red, white and blue — and it's not just for Fourth of July. You don't have to get into these stars and stripes leggings. Instead, you can wear this trend more subtly in the form of a red and white gingham dress or patriotic ballet flats. These adorable, casual shoes are perfect for moms on the go. They feature a crocheted upper, canvas trim and flexible sole. You can find them now at the sak for just $59.
Floral prints are always hot every summer. This season, get into florals in bold color schemes. It's not just floral patterns that are all the rage, however. Try polka dots, tribal prints and abstracts. Wear slim capris and flat sandals along with a pretty print top like the printed flutter sleeve top available at The Limited for just $47.
Straw hats aren't just for the beach. They are perfect for anytime you are outdoors — especially on bad hair days. For a cheap and chic accessory, try the Make + Model raw edge straw fedora. This raffia straw hat has a bright cord band and a casual appeal. At just $28 at Nordstrom, this straw hat is a big bargain.
When shopping for tops and dresses, you'll find that designers are experimenting with hemlines this season. For a figuring-flattering look, pick a tunic-length top with a hemline that is shorter in the front and back with pointed tips over the hips. You can wear this BCBGMAXAZRIA Kasia asymmetrical silk top with everything from a slim skirt to skinny jeans to white shorts.
If you carry extra weight in your hips and thighs, wear a top with a longer hemline that hits below hip level. Also make sure it has a unique neckline to draw the eye upward and away from problem areas.
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