What to Wear on Mother’s Day and Ageless Style LinkUp
When it comes time to think of what to wear on Mother’s Day, I always want to get dressed in colors. For some reason, Mother’s Day and Easter seem the time to bring out the sandals and look springy.
Quote of the day: “The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others. It is in yourself alone.” Orison Swett Marden
As part of our Ageless Style group, Amy came up with the theme to showcase what to wear on Mother’s day to celebrate the strong women we know and love. Whether you are getting dressed up this holiday or not, these are outfits that can always work for many of the spring or summer celebrations.
As an asides, this Mother’s Day is also very different because of our location. Last year at this time in Denver, it snowed and was much colder as we showcased, thus the boots, coats and layers.
Make sure to check out Charlotte’s dressy, yet non dressy outfit. Along with Lesley and her signature colors.
2 Piece Dress
Like I said in my April highlights post, I’ve been shopping a lot online lately. This “dress” I happened to see on a feed on Instagram called Gigi’s Boutique. As soon as I did, I wanted it.
Truthfully it reminds me of a dress I had when I was younger that my mother had made. Here’s the photo I found below.
I think the dress from my past was made for Easter; however, I consider both Easter and Mother’s Day as two holidays that you see more color in women’s outfits. That’s why I thought this new dress would be perfect for this what to wear on Mother’s Day theme.
The beauty of this dress is how it’s really two pieces. I showcased both pieces recently in an IGTV post to discuss the fixes it needed. If you check the site’s photo of the dress, you can see how it’s a tad lower cut in the front.
One of my posts this year was about how to modestly style a wrap top. However, in the summer months, I don’t want to have to think about any type of layering. So I added a snap to close it up.
Insider tip: Adding a snap fastener to any of your low cut, wrap pieces does not take any skills what so ever. So if you have a top that you hate wearing a cami with, try this snap fastener trick instead.
The other detail that many women might not love is how big the sleeves are. Luckily they are only 3/4 length, so they don’t get in the way as others that I’ve had. However, I do think this would be a relatively easy alteration to sew and make them narrower.
What Accessories to Wear with Bright Colors?
Even though I LOVE color, I figured I’d try to keep my accessories somewhat less obvious. Heck, the color combination of my outfit is attention grabbing enough.
This layered necklace is the perfect size for my decolletage. I vacillated on the earrings, but decided the geometric ones were interesting enough not to be totally overshadowed.
I don’t have a nice nude clutch, so I grabbed this pink one instead. However, I will be adding one to my wish list now.
One of the newer trends we’ve been seeing are the pleated skirts like I discussed in the Spring Trends post this year. Why would you even want to wear a pleated skirt?
For one reason they have movement and flow, and that’s a wonderful secret to feeling and looking young and fresh.
Secondly, these skirts will give you coverage without being too hot.
Insider tip: Just because it’s a skirt doesn’t mean it has to be dressy. You can always wear sneakers or flat sandals with it along with a tee. It’s not much different than the three of us styled in the past.
For your shopping pleasure, I linked to a couple of other wonderful pleated skirts at the bottom of this post.
Insider tip: Even if you aren’t shopping for a piece, you can get inspiration for how to style an item by checking out how the models are wearing it. That’s one way to keep your pulse on staying modern.
Making Shoes Comfortable
These sandals were a steal at Goodwill many years ago. They are relatively comfortable, but after wearing Walking Cradles lately, I realize they certainly don’t have much cushion.
Therefore, I wore my Sheec Ball of Foot cushion with them. You can see my blog post all about the Sheec socks and how this cushion looks by itself.
Insider tip: For these shoes, I changed how I placed the straps of the Sheec Ball of Foot cushion so they wouldn’t be as noticeable. Instead of wearing it on the big toe, I changed it to the second toe. Granted, you can see them somewhat up close; however, I bet you’d never notice in person.
As for me, I am not a mother. But I was telling a friend, that with the blog, I have 3 mothers: my mother Charlotte, Lesley and Nancy. Obviously I need all the help I can get, LOL! Personally, I just talked about not being a mother on an Instagram post if you’re interested.
Make sure to visit the other women in the group to see their ideas about what to wear on Mother’s Day. And I sincerely hope you celebrate the women in your life, whether they are mothers or not.
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