My Mom and I Agree: These 20 Pieces Are No-Brainers for Summer

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There's no question that I get my sense of style from my mother. When I was growing up, she'd take me along on all of her shopping trips, and I'd often play dress-up in her closet. (Well, actually, I still do that.) And now that we're both adults, we're constantly texting each other links to cute fashion things. I love finding out that my friends' moms are also low-key style icons, and obviously, I'm here for any excuse to peep their old family photos.


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I did just that with a few of my stylish co-workers recently, and I noticed that one brand, in particular, kept popping up: Lilly Pulitzer. Many of us grew up wearing Lilly Pulitzer thanks to encouragement from our chic moms (see evidence above!), and this season, we're adding classic pieces from the designer to our carts once more. Keep scrolling for some style advice courtesy of my co-workers (and their mothers) and the must-haves they're shopping this summer.


"My mom is an icon in so many ways, and style is definitely one of them. Fashion is something we've always had in common, and we have the most special fashion-related memories together, from after-school trips to the mall to her New York visits spent shopping the streets of Soho. What she does best is curate a chic, seasonal uniform that never disappoints. Our summer and vacation wardrobes consist of lots of linen and breezy dresses, and Lilly Pulitzer has been a go-to for this since I was a little girl."


"My mom and I define our style as classic with a twist. Think nautical navy, crisp white, and the perfect pops of color. We trust the tried and true, but through the years, my mom has had one crucial piece of style advice: Always make it you. When it comes to summer, we seek pieces that inspire a sunny state of mind, reminding us of countless summers spent on Block Island in the salt, sand, and sea. And we love how Lilly Pulitzer embodies that spirit."


"If you've met my mom, you know that Lilly Pulitzer is a part of her personality. My mom has a classic, chic, and timeless aesthetic that has influenced how I dress throughout my life. No matter the occasion, you can always find her sporting a colorful Lilly print and lighting up the room. Lilly Pulitzer has been there through every milestone, from matching outfits with my sister when we were kids to my high school graduation dress. I have always loved Lilly and grew up in these classic pieces, and I continue to shop there as my style evolves."

Anneliese Henderson
Senior Editor, Branded Content

Anneliese Henderson is a Los Angeles–based senior editor on the branded content team at Who What Wear where she covers the latest in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. When she’s not writing about her favorite trends, you can find her reading a book by the beach or spending money on overpriced smoothies at Erewhon.