I always used to wear dresses in the summertime before I had kids — but now it seems like with all the bending and squatting and picking up, I’m more comfortable in pants or shorts for lazy summer days. I like these chambray crops from Vince — pricey but they’re cool enough to wear with heels for a date night, a pretty pair of sandals for brunch, or, hey, low sneaks or flip flops for running after your kiddo on the playground. The pants are $195 at Neiman Marcus. Vince Chambray Cargo Pants
Here’s a more affordable option.