Since I started my career as a fashion editor, my mom has been privy to all of the trends I'm writing about on the daily. She checks my articles every day and texts me about them—it's like she's hanging up a report card on our family's home fridge. While we live hundreds of miles away from each other now, we're more connected than ever, especially when it comes to fashion. Although my mother has an incredible sense of style and self-expression, she relies on my trained eye to spot trends from miles away. Whenever she comes to visit me in New York, naturally, she'll riffle through my recent purchases and ask me where I bought them so she can buy them herself. I used to go into her closet and steal her clothing while I was in high school, but the tables have turned, and frankly, I'm honored.
Now that Mother's Day is on the horizon, I decided to curate a few outfits I know she'll love based on the spring trends we've both been writing about. While the gift isn't totally a surprise, the exact details of the outfit I'm picking out are. Enter Nordstrom's incredible roster of new arrivals, contemporary trends, and luxe basics I'm pulling together to make magic happen. From classic staples to daring printed dresses, these are the Nordstrom finds we're both obsessing at over the moment. There's something for every price point, age, and style at Nordstrom—scroll below to discover it all.
Instead of having her borrow my white sneakers, I'm snagging this pair that's a bit more elevated to fit her sophisticated taste.
She's not an average mom—she's a cool mom who loves bright colors.
My mom and I can agree that cardigans are always a necessity for every spring outfit.
The micro heel on this pair of slingbacks is mom approved.
My mom is into the sheer trend that's everywhere right now but wants something a bit more modest, and I know this will do the trick.
Seamless for running errands or going out for the night with her friends.
Anyone can participate in the ballet-flats trend with this comfortable pair.
My mom loves a good beach vacation, so I know she'd love these elevated slides.
We both love the delicate details of this boho cardigan.
Trust me. Anyone can look great in this incredible suede jacket.
Eggshell-colored jeans always feel so luxe to me.
We've both always loved timeless basics with a twist, and this ruffled Sandro shirt checks all the boxes.
This find is A+ for mommy-and-me brunch outings.
She's already stolen this Rails jacket, so I'm getting one for her own closet.
A zip-up sweater is ideal for busy people looking to throw something on and still look cool.
My mom loves stealing my Skims pj's when she comes to visit, so I know she'll be extra thankful for this celebrity-approved pair.
Before joining Who What Wear, Ana was Glamour magazine's editorial assistant, where she focused on daily news and special packages, including leading the brand's 2022 Met Gala coverage. For more than half a decade, she has covered style, beauty, and digital culture for publications such as Paper magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Japan, and Allure, among others. Ana has been called a rising star in media by publications such as Nylon and Teen Vogue. (Her mother, meanwhile, calls her "the coolest person" she knows.)
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