This Mother's Day, we're turning to our family albums for style inspiration.
It’s not uncommon for personal style to result in an amalgamation of the people we surround ourselves with, particularly those present when we're at a young, impressionable age. For many of us, the person with the biggest stronghold over our idea of style is none other than our mothers. Regardless of the era or occasion, there’s always something chic about a full look served by your own mom. This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating our very own style icons by looking back on their past outfits that we carry with us into present day. From #MomJeans to motorcycles, these are the most iconic looks from the moms of Coveteur and the pieces we're shopping to recreate them.
Jessica Teves, Editor in Chief
Photo: Courtesy of Jess Teves
I have this beautiful photo of my mother and me (and her horse at the time, Eve) framed in my home. My early childhood was spent on a horse farm, and while that feels like a distant memory today, it’s so wonderful to reflect back on that very special time in my family’s life. As for my mom’s style, we laugh that it’s always been questionable. She typically prioritizes comfort over style, but here she’s pictured wearing what I deem an eternally classic ensemble that I’ll forever adore and emulate.
Porter Simmons, Social Media Editor
Photo: Courtesy of Porter Simmons
This will always be my favorite photo of my mom for so many reasons—it’s the definition of effortlessly cool and perfectly emulates the iconic ‘90s vibe. I love her head-to-toe menswear coupled with a feminine earring, and she’s so confidently leaning against that motorcycle that you’d almost believe she actually rode it. The photo was taken at Woody Creek Tavern, a dive that’s become somewhat of an institution in Aspen (long before Aspen was trendy).
Leya Kaufman, Head of Brand & Publisher
Photo: Courtesy of Leya Kaufman
Very few trends have managed to stand the test of time like ‘90s denim—and my mom has always rocked the look. This is one of my favorite style throwback photos of the two of us. While the right pair of jeans are a must-have in everyone’s wardrobe, no one dresses up denim better than my mom does. I take cues from this picture all the time and elevate classic outfits with one-of-a-kind looking jewels, leather details, and a berry lip.
PS: I love how easy it is to match with minis in denim too. This button-down from Maisonette is everything!
Camille Freestone, Style Editor
Photo: Courtesy of Camille Freestone
My mother and I may be very different people, but style is where we’ve always connected. I grew up with her telling me how every trend I discovered was not, as I believed, new. Old photos of her typically prove this to be true. Case in point, this look featuring a current favorite combo of mine: socks and docks. A fan of timeless pieces, she also sports a well-cut chambray shirt and a chic pair of black trousers—both of which I would wear today. I can’t resist also sending a special shoutout to my dad for rocking a ‘fit any SoHo boy would don today.
Paige Kowal, Account Coordinator
Photo: Courtesy of Paige Kowal
When looking through images of my mom, this picture immediately caught my eye—not only for the fashion, but because it included her grandmother. My great grandmother lives through the smiles my mom wears while she tells old stories and the framed photo on her nightstand. The image shows a young girl in an incredible orange plaid pinafore dress.The bright orange and yellow, along with the high socks and Mary Janes, feels both timely and timeless.