It’s time to give the dubbed “hot girl summer” a nudge and trade it for a “hot mom summer.” And now I’ve come up with a list of things that’ll make mama feel extra hot this sunny season.
By Nadine Bubeck
Those beaded charm bracelets we made as kids are making a chic comeback, and they’re oh-so-cute. I’m swooning over the spell-it-out gold initial bracelets from Jaimie Nicole; adorable every-day bling featuring gold-filled beads and sleek white acrylic letters- a fun way to showcase your kids’ names or initials.
Treat your feet to On Running shoes- THE ROGER Collection; a third tennis-inspired sneaker co-created by Roger Federer. Featuring On’s signature CloudTec, the hollow pods on the soles compress for soft landings and expand for increased power. Constructed with vegan leather and available in sleek color combos like white and rose.
To truly partake in a hot mom’s summer, one must stock up on mom-wear; in other words: leggings. For a summery twist, go with their tropic collection, or for something more neutral, the tempo tank. Onzie leggings are graciously constructed with a slimming band covering the hip area.
Tennis anyone? If you’re a hot mom on court, opt for some swanky tennis apparel. My current obsession: Dona Jo. Each Dona Jo item is carefully constructed, soft, moveable, and stylish. The best part: pick a skirt and snag the matching top- many of their tennis bottoms have corresponding tanks and tees.
Speaking of tennis, up your game with new sneakers from Babolot. Lightweight, comfortable, and built for speed, the all-new Jet Mach 3 is packed with the latest technology. Every detail is designed to increase player confidence and speed.
Every hot mom needs a hot beach bag, and for that, I turn to Seabags. Seabags are handcrafted from recycled sail cloth on the working waterfront in Portland, Maine, and extra durable, flaunting hand-spliced hemp rope handles. The Sea Glass Print Tote is perfect for carrying all ocean-going essentials, lovely in design and flawlessly functional. Plus, they’re machine washable.
Cover Up Cuteness
To cover up your hot mom bod (LOL), I’m all for the Poppy Pink Pom Pom Mini Dress from America and Beyond, ideal for the beach or pool. Adorable, sweet, and majorly cute, this truly perfect sun dress is both whimsical and flattering. The poppy pink ensemble can be worn anywhere; just throw on some espadrille and grab a clutch.
The Halara is a one-stop-shop for fitness dresses. Many made with built-in bras and attached spandex shorts, these athletic ensembles are comfy & cute- perfect for running, working from home or lounging. Made from sweat-wicking, breathable, squat-proof & insanely soft material, you’ll look and feel extra hot doing just about anything. My fave: this navy halter.
Finally, if you’re a hot mom, chances are you have hungry kids… ALL THE TIME. Which is why I turn to Bumkins reusable snack bags. With plenty of themes to choose from- Disney, Marvel and more- the waterproof, washable bags beat a plastic zip-lock.
Nadine Bubeck is a TV Personality, author, lifestyle blogger, and fashion designer, having founded Mama B. Designs: boutique apparel that benefits March of Dimes. The Valley-based parenting contributor is a blessed boy mom times three. (nadinebubeck.com).