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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193 Responses

  1. Suzy Turner

    I’d love to win because you look so amazing in those dresses that I need them too LOL!!
    Suzy xxx

  2. Vicki D

    I’ve lost weight after starting my body transformation journey and I could really do with some new clothes that fit me lol

  3. Gwyn Sharps

    I’d love to win because I love the range and styles available at NEXT.

  4. Anthea Holloway

    I love those dresses and would love to win some summer clothes similar to the ones you are wearing. They look so good and are very flattering.

  5. Sidrah Ahmed

    My kids need new clothes for the summer as they are growing out of their old clothes

  6. Amanda Jaggard

    I’d love to win as I never get to treat myself, always the kids. I’d buy a summer dress or two to replace my well worn ones that have seen me through 2 pregnancies.

  7. Helen

    It would be lovely to have some nice clothes to replace my current well-loved thread-bare ones (sadly they won’t go on forever).

  8. Angela Treadway

    because i love next and i would use it to buy my boys some more clothes x

  9. littleblackdomicile

    You are a lovely gal no matter what you are wearing, however, as designers who work with color all day long, we love the bright colors on you! We’ve done so many posts where we talk about how fashion and home decor are so relatable. Happy Father’s Day with your gang!-Laurel

  10. Ruth Wollerton

    Because I am going on holiday to Malta next month and would love to look gorgeous in one of Next’s beautiful maxi dresses. Thanks for the chance.

  11. Jan Beal

    Would love to treat the grandchildren – I especially love the Next childrens range


    I would love to win as we love Next and with £50 i could treat me and treat my daughter too! xx

  13. Amelia Kennedy

    Having lost a bit of weight, I’d love to kit myself out with some lovely Next clothing for the summer! x

  14. Rachel

    I’d love to win to buy my little girl some lovely summer clothes.

  15. Rebecca Nisbet

    to be able to treat myself and my daughter to a summer outfit!


    To treat myself would be lovely, that feeling when you see something on the rail…. well I can have it!

  17. Nicola Lynch

    I really love Next clothes and my weight is up and down massively due to ill health so to get some clothes that fit would be a bonus treat!! Thanks for the chance,

  18. amy bondoc

    id love to win to get some lovely new tops ive just lost two stone this would be a fab treat

  19. Claire Willmer

    Because it would be nice to treat myself to some new summer clothes as its well over due lol

  20. Angela Boucher

    I love next clothing, would love to treat my little man to some new holiday clothes.

  21. Fleur jj

    I recently lost weight and would like to refit my wardrobe with something flattering @pinkjj27

  22. Lorna Ledger

    I am a tiny bit desperate for some lovely summery clothes, so this would be a realy blessing – thanks for the chance xx

  23. Jemima Chapman

    I’d love to win as I’m in need of some nice clothes that fit my post baby body! I might treat the LO too as Next baby clothes are lovely!

  24. Anthony Harrington

    I would like to win to get some summer bits for my little Grandson

  25. Rachael G

    I would love to win so that I can update my summer work wardrobe with some new pieces.

  26. Anni Large

    I’d like to win because my wardrobe mainly consists of black so I’d like to invest in some brighter summer clothes!

  27. fiona waterworth

    summers coming and my kids have out grown last years gear

  28. Suzanne

    Love Next style and quality, Would love an up to date look for Summer.


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