Next have completely nailed summer style this season, and the pieces you see here that the kids and I wearing, have been our go-to clothes whenever the sun’s come out to play. I’ve been shooting for this post for months with most photos taken over 2 months ago (I have actually lost weight since taking the majority of them too which you read more about that HERE) plus, please note that some of the kids’ pieces are no longer in stock (there are lots of fab alternatives, though) and all the dresses are still available so good times!

Stylish, well made and great in the wash (which is always important, right?), this family loves Next!

Here I share my recent favourites.

The beautiful Broderie dress in navy you see below is both flattering and versatile and I love they’ve taken a lace inspired print to breathable cotton.

Just a word on sizing, I’m usually a UK size 10 on the high street eg. Topshop but I always go down a size in Next who are generous, particularly when it comes to looser, non-zipped styles. That being said, I do vary generally on the high street as I have a small waist and large chest. The down side to the hourglass figure, hey!

Honest Mum and family wear Next

The boys were lucky enough to be gifted lots of gorgeous pieces too and have never looked cuter, in their summery outfits which suit them down to a stripey t(ee)! They always like to wear matching Converse too and even Daddy and I have a pair. Fashionista family or what?! 😉

This photo cracks me up as Xander tires of the time Oliver takes to co-operate when we’re taking a photo.  Come on kid, I thought you were a pro! 😉

Honest Mum and kids

A slightly easier to shoot was a quick phone shot in this red embroided maxi dress which is of course perfect for vacays, taking you from beach to bar with ease but isn’t restricted to sunny jaunts as I braved the rain and wore it for a collab with Aldi Mamia at the This Morning Live event in Birmingham. I was showered in rain and compliments so it’s a total winner in my eyes!

This was snapped before I caught my train at the Royal Garden Hotel (I’m their resident family blogger, don’t you know).

red maxi dress from Next


Back in Yorkshire on a sunnier day, the kids lark around in striped tees and jeans by Next (some which are no longer available but the Boys section on the site is bursting with cool printed tees, chinos and jeans so fear not).

Look at these cool dudes!

Next up is this oversized green and navy pocket leaf print dress I rocked on our Center Parcs break (I couldn’t have chosen a more fitting and fab frock if I’d tried huh) -I can’t see this online anymore either but there’s lots of leaf-print pieces over there if you want to channel the look!

Center Parcs

I’ve also been wearing this utterly divine, vibrant printed short dress from Next on repeat recently.

Here’s just a few photos taken over the last few weeks-


…Popping into Virgin EMI for an exciting meeting (news to follow soon, I promise)!

And at the press launch for BenQGSI’s outside projector with Masterchef Professional Finalist Matt Healy, Al from the Dad Network and Mollie of Where’s Mollie.

I also did a little impromptu shoot after the boys’ swimming lessons (as you do) pairing it with last summer’s denim jacket by Next too.

Honest Mum wear Next outfit

Honest Mum fashion blogger

Love this versatile, flattering, dark denim jacket!

denim jacket

Thanks to Next for the stunning pieces and excitingly you can win £50 worth of clothes if you enter below.

No cash alternative.

Ends 16th July 2017.

UK only.

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  3. Yana Johnson

    Fabulous pics! Infact hot mom is the word that flashed into my mind, looking at your beautiful pictures. Your kids are so good looking!

  4. Nancy Sullivan

    It’s great that there are so many types of clothing out there for adults and children these days
    There are so many choices from casual to festival Items

  5. seemeinthat

    It’s great that there’s so many types of clothing out there for adults and children these days
    There’s so many choices from casual to festival Items

  6. Rachel Craig

    Great prize. Please consider allowing competition entries via e-mail, blog comment, etc.

  7. Diane Wareing

    Woman – clothes – Next = my kind of heaven haha
    Yes please, count me in. I have my eye on a bag for my sister in laws wedding and this would come in very handy for it.

  8. charlotte

    id like to win as we all love next clothes! plus a treat would be great!

  9. Katie Robertson

    I have just had a baby so I think we both deserve some new clothes she is smaller than her sister and is having to wear her old clothes at the moment.

  10. Jordan Jarmain

    My little girl is on the verge of going up a size (everything’s only just fitting) so I could put this towards some new jeans and dungarees ready for the winter xx

  11. Claire Elizabeth Noke

    We have a holiday booked in August, my two youngest need new swimwear, I would love to treat them.

  12. Jayne Townson

    I would love to win because I love next clothes and home furnishings, so I would have lots of fun spending the voucher if I won.

  13. Kayleigh Watkins

    I never treat myself so I’d love to win, thank you very much for the chance xxx

  14. claire griffiths

    i would like to win so i can get my son something for summer

  15. Katie Skeoch

    I’m looking for some great pieces for my capsule wardrobe!

  16. Hali kinson

    I would love to treat myself to some new clothes after my baby is born in august


    i love Next clothing, but usually i get ours used from ebay, would love to go have some brand new x

  18. Kim Neville

    I like Next petite section for myself and style of clothes for my son

  19. Jodie A Green

    i love the quality and styles of next clothes, would love to win to kit out our new baby due at the end of the year

  20. Emma Ellams

    I would really love a new summer wardrobe ready for my first holiday in years 🙂

  21. Janice

    we love next clothes so we would love to stock up on some new summer gear

  22. Alison Johnson

    I love Next clothes & my son needs some new clothes for starting college in September.

  23. Anthony Harrington

    I would like to win so that I can get some tops for my little Grandson

  24. Caroline Hunter

    There’s so much to choose from in Next, I could do with a new pair of jeans 🙂

  25. Joanne Blunt

    I’d love to win as I love Next clothes, they are such good value.

  26. Sam McKean

    NEXT have some amazing clothes this season, I’ve already picked up a couple of pieces but would love a few more!

  27. Suzanne Gaulton

    I’d like to win just because it would allow me a little treat, to freshen up my wardrobe, instead of the kids!

  28. Jenny Harlow

    I want to win because selfishly it would allow me to give myself a treat

  29. Jamie Edwards

    I could shop in next for days! All 3 of my babies look gorgeous in next clothing 😀


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