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. Neha Chauhan

    I’d like to buy a jumpsuit for my holiday this summer.Thankyou for the chance.

  2. Katy C Johnston

    I’d really love to buy a pretty summer dress for my holiday to Portugal!

  3. Lisa Wilkinson

    I’d like to get my little girl kitted out for her first year at school

  4. fiona cullen

    would like to treat myself to some new holiday clothes for summer

  5. cheryl hadfield

    Would love to win, I enjoy Next sales and would mean I can get even more bargains

  6. Simon C

    We enjoy shopping at Next. Especially for kids clothes. They tend to be pretty good quality; last longer than some others of similar price.

  7. Kirsty Connor

    Would be nice to spoil the family as we don’t buy new clothes very often

  8. charlotte

    id love to go shopping with my mum to next! we love next clothes!

  9. rebecca h

    I’d love to treat myself to a summer maxi dress especially in this heat! And maybe get a shirt for my hubby!

  10. Liam Bishop

    We love their clothes. Would be good for some new Summer clothing 🙂

  11. Emma Jones

    I would love to win this as Next has fab clothing! I already buy most of mine and the kids clothes from there and would be lovely to save a bit of money!

  12. Jo Carroll

    I agree NEXT really do have some lovely clothes in their new summer range, I’d like to get a few nice things in store at the moment. x

  13. Sarah N

    My daughter needs a suit for school and the ones in next are lovely.

  14. Jenny Harlow

    We’re currently in the process of re-decorating the house so would be great to accessorise with some cushions. I really like the
    Velvet Floral Cushion and the unicorn cushion

  15. maria hackett

    I would love to win so i can treat my toddler twinnies to some pretty summer dresses

  16. Laura Pritchard

    I love Next’s smart clothes for work & would love to buy some current pieces!

  17. Alana Walker

    Would love to win to buy some clothes for my nephew who is due in September.x

  18. Sam McKean

    I love their summer range and have treated myself to a few bits, I have seen another lovely dress I would love as a birthday treat though!

  19. Sheena Batey

    I really like Next clothes and haven’t had a peek at their stuff for a while now.

  20. Lorraine Tinsley

    I love the kids clothes in Next and my kids don’t stop growing so I would love to get them some new bits

  21. claire woods

    I love Next clothes but can’t often afford to buy from them.

  22. Michelle Stokes

    As I’ve lost weight I’d love to win so I can put it towards some new clothes for my holiday.

  23. Lorraine Kirk

    I would enjoy buying some clothes for my little boy although I would wait for the summer sale 🙂

  24. Keith Hunt

    Great frize for some warm bits for the family trip to Iceland.

  25. Jade Pawley

    I would love to treat my Mum to something from Next! It’s her favourite shop so this would be ever so lovely!


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