Five Friday Favorites – My Summer Must Haves

Summer is basically under way and the days are only going to get hotter (and longer) before it’s all said and done!  This week’s Friday favorites post is all about style, but with comfort. If you have plans to spend time with kids this summer, check out these five must haves!

Five Friday Favorites - Summer Must Haves

Denim Shorts

When it’s not 90 degrees outside you will likely find me in my favorite pair of jeans and a comfy solid color t-shirt.  But Saint Louis summers are HOT so denim shorts it is for me most days!  I love these Abercrombie ones {shown below} — and yes you’re reading that right, Abercrombie.  I haven’t shopped there in years, but I too was influenced and bought a pair.  SIZE UP!  I sized up one size, but many girls have told me they sized up 2 sizes.  I also liked a really great pair of elastic denim shorts that I snagged from Target recently too!

Casual mom wearing denim shorts and a white tshirt_Friday Favorites summer must haves

Denim Shorts // White T-Shirt // Bag // Sunglasses // Sandals

Shop these denim shorts + a few others 

White denim shorts and sandals_outfit flatlay

White denim shorts // Sandals // Peplum shirt // Purse // Sunnies

White Tee

Is there anything better than a great white t-shirt?  And can one ever have too many?  If you answered no to both of those questions then you’re in the right place!  The one I’m wearing here is loose fitting and perfect for a front tuck or a little knot.  I’ve linked some of my other tried and true white tees as well!

Casual mom wearing a white tshirt denim shorts

Denim Shorts // White T-Shirt // Bag // Sunglasses // Sandals

Shop a few other tried and true white tees below

Comfortable Sandals

Birkenstocks are my go to for comfortable sandals in the summer.  They are sturdy and hold up well for years and years.

Close up pic of Copper colored Birkenstocks on womans feet

Sandals // Rug

A few other sandals that I love…

Mom Appropriate Swimsuit

We spend A LOT of time in the pool and at the lake during the summertime.  And with kids 5 and under I need a suit that stays put.  Target usually has quality finds that I love.  This one is from last year, but several similar ones are in stock now.  Plus I’ve linked a few others I love too!

Woman on boat in one piece swimsuit with hat

Swimsuit // Hat // Sunnies

Shop other swimmies…

Practical Accessories

Sunnies, hats, headbands, oh my!  I love having a go to hat and a great pair of sunglasses to throw on in the summer.  These Ray Ban’s have been with me for at least 5 years or more.  Somehow I’ve managed to not break them (yet).  I linked a few headbands and hair ties I’m loving this summer too!

Woman sitting on boat with one piece swimsuit and hat

Swimsuit // Hat // Sunnies

Other accessories I’m loving…

What’s your must have item from the Friday Favorites list?  Tell me in the comments! Speaking of summer, be sure to check out our Summer Bucket List post too!


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  • Love those Madewell tees! Not sure what size I would wear…
    Love these 5 favorites!!

    • Thanks gal! I wear either an XS or S. If you want them to fit a little looser so you can knot them too, then I’d go up one from whatever you normally wear. Hope that helps!


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