BY YUWA VOSPER
This weekend is Mother’s Day—a special day to honor all the maternal figures in your life. Whether your family is going out to brunch or enjoying a nice luncheon at home, it’s a day to dress for the occasion. And most importantly, your mother’s day gift has to be memorable.
Mother’s Day Gifts
Gone are the days when you could make something homely but filled with love. Local boutiques and accessories designers provide elegant jewelry as a mother’s day gift. One local accessories designer, Annie Claire L. Bass, makes her own jewelry. Bass sells her jewelry on her namesake website and on the boutique website SoSis, which she co- owns with her sister. Some other chic Mother’s Day gifts are pashmina scarves and fringe kimonos. These are universal and tend to look chic on mothers’ of all body types.
If you want to make your mother feel like a ‘queen for a day,’ you can buy her a flower crown and tell her to wear it at brunch. It would be a fun and festive way to honor the woman who gave you life. As the epic quote from the movie Mean Girls suggests, your mom may not be “ a regular mom, but a cool mom.” Either celebration method you choose, it is important to make your mother feel like royalty on this special day.
What to Wear:
You are a reflection of your family, so it’s always important to dress your best when at a gathering. What does one wear on Mother’s Day? I prefer to keep it classic and simple—meaning you should look ladylike but fashion-forward. Unless your family likes to keep it casual, I don’t suggest wearing denim to Mother’s Day brunch. This is a time you may want to opt for a dress or a skirt.
Recently, Rodéo Boutique showcased a draping floral romper combination that would not only showcase your feminine, girly side but also be a perfect summer pattern. The deep burgundy and large floral blooms would be perfectly paired with wedges or sandals. Another item of merchandise at Rodéo Boutique was the delicate pleated baby pink dress.
The Blink Boutique website also had a mint lace dress that would easily transition through a family gathering. Additionally, Blink has a white lace maxi dress that is the perfect combination of modesty and fashion. The maxi has a sheer lace overlay with a shorter dress as a bottom layer. As the description suggests, it is whimsical and demure.
Mother’s Day is the time to pay attention to your styling choices. Let’s not give our mothers an excuse to make comments about what we are wearing. Dress respectfully and honor the special day dedicated to mothers everywhere.