My 61-Year-Old Mom Just Bought These 6 Items Because I Said I Like Them Too


(Image credit: Madewell; Shopbop; Coach)

My mother recently messaged me that she bought a few items I recommended in various stories. One of the exact texts in reference to an outerwear piece? "Look what I just bought because you liked it." While age clearly has nothing to do with what you should or shouldn't wear, she does happen to be 61, and she liked the six items she bought because she thought they were timeless and could work for anyone. Side note: I'm also intrigued by her shopping picks and habits in general given her love of fashion and more experienced sartorial POV.

In terms of the pieces in question, the front-runner happened to be a Madewell denim jacket (above). She thinks it's the ideal weight and cut, and she can wear it for many different occasions. Another Madewell staple (the white blouse featured above) and other separates and accessories also made it onto the list.

If you're shopping at the moment and want a bit of inspo, keep scrolling to check out my mom's shopping list, complete with testimonials from her. I also curated a range of other top-notch picks I think she (and you) will enjoy.

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Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.