Today I am wearing J.Crew cashmere v-neck pullover in heather atlantic and 1035 wool trousers in charcoal glen plaid. My shoes are Valentina pumps in black. This is because I am a rebel.
You see, my mother is The Fashionista in my family. She has a shopping habit too (is it genetic?), and her closets are always overflowing. She owns at least hundred pairs of shoes (4" heels only) in all colors of the rainbow. She likes trendy, quirky and unusual and is not afraid to stand out. If she was living in US now, she would be an Anthro girl, not J.Crew. She eschews simple cashmere v-necks, they are boring.
For the record, I have a great relationship with my mother. When I was growing up most of my friends had mothers that were unconcerned with fashion and sometimes looked quite homely. I was always proud of my mother, but contrary to her, I gravitated toward things that are classic, simple and fuss free. I love pencil skirts, white shirts, simple cardigans and v-neck pullovers, perfect t-shirts, classic pumps and pearls. I do like color and this is where I am more adventurous. I do wear prints in moderation, but I am quite particular about them. Usually I don't venture past stripes. I usually only wear one piece of jewelry and I have trouble with scarfs and belts. I am always taking something off before leaving the house.
So here it is, 'not my mother's OOTD':
BTW, my mother always compliments me on my outfits. She just wouldn't buy any of individual pieces for herself. And I feel the same about her fashion choices. We are similar, after all.
How do you feel about your mother's style? Or maybe it was your sister or BFF that influenced your fashion sense in one way or another?