This one is for you.
Your Daughter, Friend, Stylist, Truth-teller, Harshest Critic, Biggest Fan, and Sworn Enemy of the Am I too old for this conversation!
My mom is rocking it. About 8 years ago, she really came into her own and started to really upping her fashion game. In the last couple of years she has been called up to the majors. She has never sacrificed her own quirky style to the whims of fashion or the whims of her opinionated daughter, but she also really does what Tim Gunn asks. She has made it work.
There is a balance to be had between being the dorky mom…
And being the too cool mom.
I have three simple rules for my mom.
1. Don’t try to dress like anyone else. (Not your daughter or your friends or Helen Mirren or Diane Keaton)
2. Do dress for you. You love black knit dresses? It’s ok to have 20. Besides, the only way you were getting rid of them was from your cold dead hands.
3. Be brave. Try new things.
My mom and I created a shared Pinterest page (http://www.pinterest.com/impolkadot/mom-jeans-antidote/ ) which has helped her remain fresh and makes it easy for me to pass along ideas. Here are three of my favorites!
Here’s a sampler of how easy it is to dress like a boss*** as a mom:
Take a page out of my mom’s book. Be brave, wear things that make you feel on fire, and be yourself. I promise you will look fab. Way to go, Mom.
***Boss: 1. boss –