When you’re trying to socialize your little one, you’re bound to do some socializing yourself. On a play date, the focus is on you just as much as it is on Junior. Make sure you leave a good impression, but you’re still comfortable enough to roll around with the kids in these cute, practical and on-trend outfits.
Breath of fresh air
Are you going to the beach or going to a play date? In this outfit, you don’t have to choose. The breezy tunic top (dianesbeachwear.com, $38) is comfortable while simple black leggings (H&M, $10) make sure none of “the goods” show. Dress it up with studded white sandals (ModCloth.com, $45) , a bold statement necklace (Target, $30) and a huge practical white bag (Zappos.com, $89), perfect for carrying bottles and diapers.
The day shift
There’s no hotter trend right now than the shift dress, and this zigzag number (Maurices.com, $35) is bound to impress. Sheer sleeves keep you cool and when paired with mint tights (TopShop.com, $12), it’s just too cute for words. Finish off the outfit with a simple staple black bag (Mango.com, $90), mint stud earrings (Saksfifthavenue.com, $41) and multi-functional black flats (JCPenney.com, $20).
It’s not a poodle skirt, but doesn’t this darling outfit scream retro ’50s? Shapes like these adorable black capri pants (Lordandtaylor.com, $41) and a flared button-up (Prinkko.com, $26) are very Betty Draper. Modernize the look with easy mint earrings (Overstock.com, $14), flat sandals (ASOS.com, $38) and a business-meets-summer bag (ModCloth.com, $60).
A bright future
You see a bright future for your little rugrat, but visualize their future in your present. This bold look is also super casual. Start with basic boyfriend cropped pants (Gap, $70) and pair with a bold blue chiffon button-down (YesStyle.com, $18). It’s a basic outfit, but the fun comes with the accessories. Comfy, low wedges (Payless, $35) are paired with a bright yellow statement necklace (Amazon.com, $12) and a summer carry-all bag (AldoShoes.com, $50) to contrast.
This sailor-inspired outfit has a few modern twists. The grass-green tone of this midi skirt (TopShop.com, $90) is young and fun. (Don’t worry, midis are perfect for playing around in. They’re short enough not to get in the way and long enough to not flash anyone.) Tuck in a cobalt-blue shirt (Amazon.com, $5) and pair with these adorable anchor earrings (Betsey Johnson, $25), combination sandal-flats (MissSelfridge.com, $44) and a bright-meets-neutral bag (AldoShoes.com, $75) that will pair well with almost any outfit.
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