Even after becoming a mother myself, I find that when getting dressed for Mother’s Day Brunch I often gravitate towards items in my closet that I know my own mother would like. Out of respect, admiration, and love comes my desire to please and impress her.
As a southern lady, I imagine that I am not alone in this sentiment. With this in mind, I put together five Mother’s Day Brunch looks inspired by classic styles that compliment a modern mom’s lifestyle.
L A D Y L I K E
A floral print blouse paired with a feminine, Donna Reed inspired skirt is the perfect tribute to your mother. I chose this digital, pastel print shirt by Hunter Bell for its spit-up friendly poly fabrication (looks like silk) and the ivory Rachel Antonoff midi skirt for added length and more room to move while chasing the little one(s).
B O L D & B R I G H T
What better way to brighten up a room than with a bold pop of color? It is a day of celebration. This Rachel Roy dress in a vibrant coral hue exudes happiness and confidence. The ruched details hide post baby belly troubles and the soft jersey knit is cool and comfortable. I added the lightweight White + Warren popover cardi in turquoise and the yellow Prada handbag to create a fresh spring color combo.
P R E P P Y
Many of us new mamas are children of the ‘80s. We remember our mother’s in walking shorts and headbands with sweaters tied around their necks. I paired this Julie Brown seersucker shirtdress with a classic white cardigan by White + Warren and a vintage pink woven belt to pay homage to the ‘80s prepster mama. Easily dressed up with heels or down with casual sandals, a shirtdress is perfect for a modern mom. Throw washable seersucker into the mix and you can’t go wrong!
S O P H I S T I C A T E D
Paired together, this Rachel Roy pencil skirt and matching print blouse create a modern take on classic and sophisticated silhouettes. The skirt, made of a cotton and elastane blend, allows for easy fabric care and ample stretch to move about (something pencil skirts often lack). The blouse has a billowy feel that can later be worn un-tucked for an easy, breezy summer day with the kiddos.