From sewing clothes as a way to differentiate herself in the communist-era in Bulgaria to wearing garments imported from Europe, my mum has always had her own very refined sense of fashion.
I don’t often think about whether my mum has influenced my own style, but recently I decided to find out just how much she has. I fell in love with a pair of platform shoes – a contemporary take on classic white loafers. I thought I’d ask my mum how she’d wear them herself. Little did I know that my tendency for colour co-ordination and love of shoes came from her.
How my mum would wear it?
She only had a quick glimpse at the pretty shoes and immediately remembered that she had a very similar pair. Her father who was a doctor and travelled often to the Czech Republic, liked his daughter and wife to be dressed up nicely. My mum used to wear her white shoes with a short pleated skirt in navy blue and a white sailor style shirt, with a cute blue collar to match the skirt. Over the ensemble she had a sleeveless vest with tiny pockets – from the same blue fabric as the skirt. Just to complete the look and give an extra touch of elegance, she added a white hairband. Colour blocking at its finest!
Today, she said she’d keep the shirt and the vest as part of the outfit, but would wear them with a midi a-line pleated skirt for a modern take on the 70s style.
How I wore it?
Before I even asked her, I already made a photo shoot with my own outfit – just so I didn’t get confused. The result – we both went for a staple white shirt and colour blocking as a basis of the outfit. My monochrome preferences usually take me down the black and white route as you will see below.
At the beginning of my pregnancy I thought I’d be hiding my belly in loose clothes for 9 months. Now in my 6th month, I feel proud and I don’t feel the need to always cover it under baggy tops. I deconstructed an oversized white shirt and put my belly band on display (Flawless Belly reviewed here). It’s a way to show to the world “Hey, I’m growing a tiny human inside!”, whilst supporting my abdominal muscles and feeling comfortable.
Go and make her happy for Mother’s day :)
Has your mum influenced your style and what you wear today? It’ll be fun to find out, so tell me in the comments below