Not everyone’s mother has a treasure trove of vintage Chanel and Hermes to be borrowed. With that said, there are still plenty of unique "mom pieces" that you can style into your modern wardrobe to great effect. Here is a little inspiration from bloggers like Leandra Medine of Man Repeller and Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules.
7 Things To Steal From Your Mom's Closet
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You’ll get a little bonding time with your mom and we guarantee she’ll enjoy seeing you breathe new life into her old favorite pieces. Did we mention this is all free?
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Logo Print Bag
If the S/S 14 runways are any indication, logo mania will be everywhere this season (Alexander Wang, DKNY). Wear a logo print bag from any designer—the more obscure the better—with a blazer for work or boyfriend jeans and a blouse. It’s the new print.
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Strand of Pearls
Sure you can wrap them around your wrist or wear them over a concert tee, but why not try this unique styling trick seen at New York Fashion Week?
Street Style Vanessa Jackman
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Coats from the ‘80s are synonymous with shoulder pads. Embrace the bold silhouette by scrunching the arms and wearing with monochromatic, modern accessories and sleek hair.
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The menswear watch trend has reigned supreme for so long we can’t even remember wearing something ladylike on our wrists. Try something new by teaming a feminine watch with skinny bangles.
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Statement jewelry has been around for a long time, and the pieces from the ‘70s and ‘80s are particularly glamorous. Dilute the impact by mixing with dainty pieces in similar metals to make them daytime appropriate.
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Your mom most likely paired these with her pantsuits, but we prefer mixing them into a casual weekend look as an alternative to sneakers or ballet flats.
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