Growing up, we are all guilty of going through a phase where we want nothing to do with our moms. (In all fairness, your mom probably wanted nothing to do with you and your erratic middle school personality and hormones either.) But as we get older, you quickly realize that not only is your mom your BFF, but she is actually the coolest person in the world. I know I’ve been chased out of my mom’s room with one of her tops in my hand on more than one occasion (sorry Mom!).
With Mother’s Day just around the corner we decided to ask our CollegeFashionista Style Gurus the best fashion advice their mothers have ever shared with them. From borrowing dresses to #twinning, each daughter has a special story that proves moms are just the best (and most fashionable) people on earth.
“The best fashion advice my mom has ever given me is that stripes will be my best friend when it comes to intimidating patterns. Also my mom was a teen in the ’90s, so her old wardrobe looked like it was straight out of a modern day Brandy Melville store.” – Alyssa Arriaga from Diablo Valley College
“My mom has some great clothes from the ’80s/’90s and I’m always looking at her clothes for inspiration. [She also tells me] to definitely wear what looks good on my body, don’t be afraid to wear something different, and to splurge on that one must have item!” – Carsen Trinkino from DePauw University
“My mom gave me a sheer, lace tank top she used to wear in the ’80s. It is so amazing and still stylish today! She [also] always says that less is more.” – Marina Silvestri from St. John’s University
“Sometimes we have very different taste, but we both have a soft spot for all black outfits and have ended up with quite a few matching pieces. Every now and then we love to show up in ‘twinning’ outfits, like this iconic look we put together for my prom!” – Kate Day from Loyola University Chicago
“I ALWAYS steal clothes from my mom. She has the cutest dresses, and the best shoes. Most of the time when I get complimented on an outfit my answer is ‘Thanks! It’s my mom’s!’ or ‘Thanks! My mom picked it for me!’ She is one stylish lady.” – Tiffany Kwong from Toronto Film School.
What’s the best fashion advice your mom has given you? Let us know in the comments below!