Meet my beautiful daughter Emma Rose.
Looking very trendy in a Vivid International Portobello knit (kindly gifted) which she purloined from me to go out for dinner one evening.
And here’s me in the same top, dare I say it, not rocking it to the same degree. Next time remind me to add a trendy faux leather jacket that sits on my hips!
It’s a lovely silky feel long sleeved T in a silvery beige colour which I love wearing with skinny black pants. It’s a great neutral colour and goes with black, blue or navy.
Mother Daughter Outfits
So what makes a great mother daughter outfit – I mean one that you might both want to share?
I think it has to have a modern look, and be a contemporary and up to date style.
Although it could also be a retro, boho or hippy style.
Vintage looks are always good for sharing.
Basics are good to share – a navy vest or classic T’s for instance.
Belts, costume jewellery and scarves … of course.
Shape and Size
I often shop my 88 year old Mum’s wardrobe for pieces she doesn’t want anymore and I’ve picked up many a nice blouse, dress or cardigan. Of course it helped that for many years we were pretty much the same size and shape. I’ll often take her pieces from my wardrobe in Australia, which might be new to her in England.
Emma is much smaller than me, but we can still get away with free-fit items. She’ll often borrow a cardigan or a blouse from me, and I have my eye on a particularly nice red jacket which she has left here hanging in the spare bedroom!
Mommy and Me Outfits
I guess Mommy and me outfits that are cute and matchy are really for mothers and small children. I don’t know anyone who does this, but I think there are clothing companies that cater for this sort of thing.
You might decide to wear Mom and daughter matching sweaters at Christmas! You know, those embarassing ones – for a laugh at least.
I don’t think pants are a great share – you need really good fitted pants for your own body shape. I love my black ponte pants, but they’d be too big for Emma around the waist.
I’m not sure than I’m all for coordinating mother daughter outfits but if that happens, then it’s fine by me. It’s a bit like finding someone wearing the same dress as you at a party. A little awkward, but not terrible.
For now I’m happy for Emma to shop my wardrobe every now and then … if she lets me borrow that lovely red jacket hanging up in the spare room cupboard.
What mother daughter clothes do you share with your offspring and vice versa?
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