Five Fashion Lessons I Got from My Mom

Hi, guys!
Mother's Day is just around the corner and I've seen this kind of post before (Pinterest, I think?) but it's always a fun one to read so I thought I'd do it too! 
My mom is a very fashion-conscious woman, she has always been, but when I was a kid, I didn't think much about it. Only when I'm in uni and started to get really into fashion that I realized how stylish my mom is. She loves shopping and I know I got my shopping habit from her. But what I love about her is that she always manages to take current trends in a way that is hers and nothing that screams "trying to hard". She always looks put-together and proper. Hence, without further ado, here are five fashion lessons I got from my mom.

(1) When in doubt, wear red

Yes we are Asian so that's probably the root of our love for anything red but it's also because my mom believe red always make you look vibrant and in the end look younger. I'm not biggest fan of red but I do enjoy wearing them. Especially around Christmas time. And it really pops on camera too! 

(2) Keep it long

My mom is not the biggest fan of short dresses or skirts and short shorts are practically banned from her wardrobe. If it's more than 5cm above knee, she would not wear it. And I happen to agree! I'm in my twenties but even I'm not a fan of anything that's too short. I still wear shorts but I make sure it's a highwaisted one and that my tights have decent cover. I think it gives your whole ensemble a more ladylike feel.

(3) When it comes to accessorising, stick with all silver or all gold tone.

My mom thinks mixing silver and gold is tacky. I don't necessarily agree with that, I think mixing silver and gold is not the end of the world but I do prefer a unison in my outfit. And putting attention to your accessories make your outfit seems more put together.

(4) Lace is always a good idea

If it's a special occasion, you can bet my mom will wear anything lace. As evidence in the last two pics above. I definitely inherit that love from her. She thinks lace make any top or dress or bottoms look more expensive. You do need a little bit of trained eye to see which lace that is good quality and other lace that's just look cheap but in general lace is always a good idea.

(5) Tailoring is key

My mom has a tailor on call. She's petite and almost everything looks too long on her so she always have her tailor shortened her outfit. She has a belly too but her shoulders are small so when something fits around the stomach, it's usually too roomy around her bust. If it's not tailored, it's going to look frumpy. And she isn't going to allow that to happen. Also, about 50% of her outfit are tailor-made. She loves buying fabric and just make a certain top or dress or even pants. And I fell in love with how a tailor-made dresses that costs half from the store can make you look like a million bucks. The devil is in the detail.

Wishing everyone a great weekend and don't forget to kiss your mother this Sunday!


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