Here’s an update on a 2008 casual Mom on the go formula that pairs easy-to-wear tops with casual bottoms. You don’t need to be a Mum on the go to wear these types of outfits. They’re fab for all casual gals on the go, or in any casual setting. 

Your choice of bottoms is manifold. From short shorts, bermudas and tapered bermuda shorts, to short clamdiggers, longer clamdiggers, or cropped pants. All denim and casual fabrications will work. I’ve chosen tapered bermuda shorts because it’s a personal favourite and I find the look flattering on most body types. Choose a length and fabrication that suits you and your style.

Big Blouse and Closed Shoes

The updated parts of the formula are represented in the tops and footwear. In the first ensemble, I’ve paired a woven breezy diagonal sleeved blousey top with tapered denim bermuda shorts. It’s in a trendy neon and waist surrendering. I also added in slipper flats instead of sandals or ballet flats. They’re printed because printed items are HUGE this season. Floral footwear is also a way to wear a pattern away from your face if that’s what you prefer. 

Closed Summer footwear like loafers, ballet flats, slipper flats and flat oxfords are not as popular as sandals for this type of outfit. But if you prefer to wear closed Summer shoes like I do, despite hot and humid temperatures, slipper flats are a fun update.

Romantic Top and Casual Heels

The second ensemble pairs white bermudas with an airy cold shoulder blouse in a romantic floral. The colours are soft and on-trend. I’ve added in a cork wedged slip-on because lots of ladies bat for Team Casual Heels. The addition of a casual unstructured handbag, oversized watch and eyewear complete each of the looks. Incorporate jewelry as desired.

As with all the formulas on YLF, I only sow the seeds of an idea. The next step is to substitute the items so that they reflect YOUR style preferences.