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Summer ‘16 – Beach Boho vs Busy Chic

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New Zealand's Top Mummy Blogger Parenting Travel Blog Family Summer mum Fashion

Mum’s are the undisputed multi-tasking masters.  Our innate ability to switch roles, tasks, expectations and juggle kids, work and life is what helps keep things moving on the home-front, and keeps us in front of the coffee machine every morning!

Summer comes with both it’s styling pro’s and con’s; less required layers means outfit components are minimised but, it can be so hot that it’s tempting to schlep it in a tank/shorts/jandals combo everyday!

Our clothes need to be as hardworking but as flexible as we are so I’ve created two capsule wardrobes for the Summer ‘16 season which can take us busy mums from beaching with the kids to Friday Wine-downs without batting an eyelid (or breaking the bank!)

I *shopped* both of these looks online at The Warehouse and will be heading in-store next week to pick up some of my fave pieces to show you in my Summer Fashion vlog post.  What I’ve tried to do with Beach Boho and Busy Chic is to use complementary palettes so you easily mix’n match pieces from each look.  Halve your investment and double your outfits ladies!New Zealand's Top Mummy Blogger Parenting Travel Blog Family Summer mum Fashion

Beach Boho is definitely a seasonal trend, albeit one that is forever reappearing and reinventing itself.  Think loose, flowing separates that are just perfect for casual, unfussy days.  But, just picture that blush maxi skirt with a chic black tank and you’re ready for date night.  Too easy!

Shop the Look > Beach Boho

Garage Embroidered Maxi Skirt RRP $28, Garage Aztec Waterfall Cardigan RRP $40, Garage Double Strap Batwing Top RRP $20, Garage Denim Overalls RRP $35, Garage Lace Chambray Shorts RRP $25, Basics Brand Women’s Recife Sandal RRP $10, Debut Cross Body Handbag RRP $29, Debut Women’s Wool Floppy Hat RRP $25, Debut Beaded Tassel Bracelet RRP $12, Garage Drop Hem Print Tank Top RRP $10, Garage Crochet Cold Shoulder Top RRP $20

New Zealand's Top Mummy Blogger Parenting Travel Blog Family Summer mum Fashion

Busy Chic is my go-to look whenever I have to leave the house with the assumption that I’m going to have to interact with another adult lol.  Slightly more structured than Boho, you *may* need to use your iron on some of these pieces to keep this look polished and put-together, don’t be scared!  I LOVE the Knot Skirt in this look and shirt dresses are everywhere this season so The Warehouse is nailing summer trends at some amaze prices.

Shop the Look > Busy Chic

Maya Spliced Stripe Skirt RRP $25, Maya Chambray Shirt Dress RRP $39, Garage Anglaise Bardot Top RRP $39, Garage Chambray Shirt RRP$30, Amco Knit Boyfriend Jeans RRP $49, Debut Farae Casual Shoe RRP $20, Debut Cut Out Tote Handbag RRP $29, H&H Essentials Leaf Necklace RRP $15, Beach Works Women’s Round Fashion Sunglasses RRP $20, Fitbit Alta Blue Small RRP $229

WIN > I have a $50 gift card from The Warehouse to giveaway so you can update your Summer Style!  To enter, tell me in the comments below what your favourite piece is from either the Beach Boho or Busy Chic lookbooks.  There will be a second chance to enter coming up in my Summer Fashion Vlog post so watch out for that x

Competition closes 30/11/16, NZ residents only.

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Melissa

I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.