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6 Summer Basics No Mom Should Live Without (PHOTOS)

maxi dressOk, so I know it's almost August, but somehow it still feels like summer just began a few days ago. And since we only have a few weeks left to savor warm temperatures, lazy days, and (hopefully) taking advantage of a little rest & relaxation, we might as well make the most of things and enjoy all of the styles in our closets that make getting dressed in the summer months so much fun.

Looking fashionable in the summer is actually a pretty easy task for moms -- as long as they have a few staple pieces in their closet that will help them look polished & put together after lounging around at the beach all day long.

First and foremost, every mom needs at least two or three maxi dresses in her closet. They're comfortable, they keep you cool in the sweltering heat, and they also fit almost any occasion, from dropping the kids at camp & heading to the grocery store to grabbing dinner and an ice cream cone with the family.

Take a look at the photos below to see what other looks every mom needs to make sure her summer wardrobe is complete.

What are your go-to outfits in the summertime?


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1Denim Skirt

A simple denim skirt goes with any top, and can be worn as casual or glammed up as you'd like.

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2Cropped Jeans

Cropped jeans are the perfect attire for any summer evening.

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3Basic Tank Tops

Find a casual style of tank top that fits you perfectly and stock up on every color. They work with everything.

4Little Black Dress

When date night or a cocktail party falls on your summer calendar, you'll be happy to have a classic LBD in your closet to throw on.

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