Like it or not, if there’s one singular person who probably has the most influence on the development of your personal style, its your mother. Whether visually inspiring the way you dress or verbally dishing out advice and wisdom, she’s the woman who has likely had the most impact on how you dress yourself.
And as much as it pains us to admit, in our adulthood, many of her truisms have turned out to be just that—very, very true.
Scroll down for 10 things your mom was totally right about—and 20 pieces to shop in her honor.
As we’ve seen, it’s fine to show skin, as long as you do so in moderation. For example, a little black bralette pairs perfectly with a full skirt, as Jessica Alba proves to perfection.
Our mothers used to tell us that you must never leave the house without wearing undies—though we’re not sure why you’d want to—because if Lord forbid you get into a wreck or something, you don’t want to be caught without skivvies. (This also works out nicely since the sheer trend is in full effect at the moment—undies are a must!)
High-waisted pants are back in, ladies. Your were so right, mom!
Your mom probably used to gasp in horror if you left the house in shorts that were too short, but there are stylish ways you can wear them. See our handy guide to make it easy!
A woman who can’t walk in her heels is one of the most tragic sights ever. Master walking in them before you splurge on a pair that are way-high.
Even street style stars have better outfits when they’re topped off with a smile.
This is self-explanatory, and we’d be willing to guess that pretty much every woman practically acknowledges it as absolute truth.
Mason by Michelle Mason Stretch-Ponte and Lace Dress ($540)
Our moms used to advise: a pop of color on your face can have the effect of brightening up your entire look. She was right!
Whether you’re wearing a cocktail-length dress, a sleek pair of trousers, or just about anything—fit reigns supreme. No one knows this better than Kim Kardashian—mom Kris Jenner taught her well!
Last (but certainly not least): don’t be a wallflower. If you love wild prints, wear them. If you prefer wearing exclusively black, then do it—let your style be a genuine expression of who you are, and don’t try to be something you’re not.
Rebecca Minkoff Bourdain Silk Pineapple-Print Set ($406)
Veronica Beard Lace-Detail Printed Peasant Dress ($374)