Today’s families are busy! Whew! Parents work hard from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — or later — and then make a mad dash to watch their children compete in a soccer match, perform in a band concert or any number of extracurricular activities at school.
Just because you’re super busy, however, doesn’t mean style goes by the wayside. So whether you’re cheering for your favorite athlete or performer or simply enjoying a weekend of family fun, these comfortable yet stylish clothes fit the bill. Remember, no matter how busy your schedule, there’s always room to look good.
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Shirt dresses are great transitional pieces that can effortlessly take you from a work meeting to a fun family outing. This belted dress is cut from pure Italian cotton with an abstract print. The waist tie adds definition to the silhouette and the leather jacket provides a pop of color that perfectly coordinates with the studded heels.
(Dress, Lafayette 148; shoes, Valentino; jewelry, stylist’s own)
Summer is the perfect time to ditch traditional-colored suits and opt for vibrant pieces that complement the sunny skies. Go for a relaxed, but polished look by pairing the suit with a lightweight collared sweater that has corresponding colors. Sleek shoes and a fun handkerchief complete the look.
(Suit and sweater, Hugo Boss; shoes and belt, Salvatore Ferragamo)
The Dix Family
LaToya and Keith toned down their professional looks by ditching the jackets and formal shoes and adding sneakers. Their daughters Alahna (left) and Karis are wearing stylish dresses and carrying topped trendy purses, perfect for a family fun day.
On Alahna: Cold shoulders fit-and-flare dress with ruffle trim by Milly Minis. Purse, Bari Lynn.
On Karis: Oxford shirt dress with patch pockets, belted waist and a scalloped hem by Milly Minis. Purse, Bari Lynn.
(LaToya’s shoes, Prada; Keith’s shoes, Saks Fifth Avenue collection)
Stripes are all the rage this season and add nice dimension to solid pieces. This blue-striped shirt and modern necklace are perfect accents to the sleek cowl leather jacket.
(Jacket, Theory; shirt, DKNY)
Accessories such as colorful scarfs provide stylish flare to outfits. Rupal is pictured with her mother, Dayaben Thakkar, whose scarf perfectly complements her dark blazer by Rag & Bone.
Adding pops of color is a great way to spice up an outfit that consists of neutral tones or staple black and white pieces.
(Jacket, Lafayette 148; shirt, St. John; pants, DKNY)
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