Four Mom-Approved Summer Denim Shirt Outfit Inspirations

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What is one of your most versatile wardrobe pieces?One of mine is part of my denim shirt collection because it looks so similar, but it’s actually a chambray shirt! Chambray is lighter and softer than denim — perfect for summer, but honestly, great for all seasons!

I have owned denim shirts in a range of washes and styles throughout the years because no matter the trend they continue to be a classic neutral, plus I am loyal to comfort and simplicity.

Especially now when you can find me running around with my two-year-old daughter — by choice, and by necessity! #MomLife right?!

I have incorporated the denim shirt into my wardrobe by layering it over feminine blouses, under knit sweaters, wrapped around my waist… the outfits have been many!

For this post I have collaborated with my friend Fely from MissFely to provide you with four denim shirt outfit inspirations that are completely mom-approved for summer!

Fely –

For my first look, I buttoned the chambray shirt for structure, yet rolled up the sleeves to look less formal. Layered a three-quarter-sleeve plum-colored knit blazer, stretchy black slacks, and paired with bejeweled tan-colored heeled sandals!


To add more interest and femininity, I included a floating bead necklace with matching bracelet within the same color scheme as my sandals to tie the whole look together.

This outfit is perfectly comfy, yet chic for work, a special family dinner, and even date night!

I was only able to find the Lauren Conrad knit blazer still available online, but if you would like to shop this look, I have provided similar items for your reference:

For my second look, I layered the unbuttoned chambray shirt over my cotton screen-tee for a laid-back vibe and also rolled-up the sleeves to keep cool at the park.

I believe you can definitely combine denim-on-denim as long as the washes are in different shades of blue to avoid a monochromatic look, so in this instance, I opted for a darker wash for my pants.


This pair of original Old Navy straight jeans are so breathable and stretchy. I have four pairs! A day at the park with my little girl includes running and my black Nike sneakers are the best fit these days! Plus, they also match my current favorite Quay x Desi sunnies!

If you would like to shop this look, I have provided similar items for your reference:

Motherhood is beautiful, even on tough days, and you should aim to dress accordingly, so you feel beautiful, too without compromising your comfort. I’m about that life!

Head on over to visit Fely on her blog at to get inspired with the next two of the four outfit inspirations, but this time with a dark-wash denim shirt!

Please leave a comment and share your favorite summer denim shirt outfit combinations with us!



3 thoughts on “Four Mom-Approved Summer Denim Shirt Outfit Inspirations

    1. Fely, this was fun! Thank you for inspiring me! Mommies definitely need to keep their pre-baby styles after baby! Great self-care!

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