From playing dress-up in your mum’s clothes as a little girl to sneaking into her closet before you head back to college to “borrow” a couple things, we all have special and unique memories with our mums when it comes to style. Click through to see what the ladies around the office learned from their mums.
Carole Kerr (left): Mum of Hillary Kerr, co-founder
“Fear nothing—especially prints and colour. When it comes to brights and patterns, my mother is completely courageous, and I appreciate her adoration of both. The fact that she’s wearing a matching crop top and shorts in the most vibrant colour palette ever? Too cool.”
Kelli Thoreson: Mum of Shanelle Thoreson, Graphic Designer
“The best style advice from my mum—lipstick. Find your signature colour and never
leave the house without it! Lipstick instantly makes you look more polished and accentuates your smile! Oh, and always choose clothes that are tailored to your body!"
Janet Kliest: Mum of Nicole Kliest, Senior Editor
"My mum taught me that it's ok to cut your own hair, sew your own clothing, concoct your own perfumes, and most importantly, dress in whatever way expresses your personality best."
Diane Scanga: Mum of Michelle Scanga, Associate Editor
“My mum taught me to never leave the house looking like a ragamuffin because you never know who you might run into. What’s a ragamuffin you ask? Think—“I woke up like this” before Beyoncé dubbed this look chic. My mum also taught me the value of shopping around by exploring and appreciating local boutique stores.”
Kim Bernard: Mum of Alex Taylor, Director of Content & Strategy
“My mother taught me that whenever I need inspiration, I should look to Mother Nature because she has the best colour palettes.”
Cheryl Chiarot: Mum of Sarah Chiarot, Senior Graphic Designer
“My mum's a big believer in investing. She's taught me to avoid disposable fashion and to save for something that will stand the test of time.”
Shirin Akhtarzad: Mum of Nicole Akhtarzad, Fashion Assistant
“My mother taught me to always buy pieces that you would love to own forever.”
Janet Sun: Mum of Faith Xue, Byrdie Editor
“The best style advice my mum taught me: Don't be afraid to take risks—especially when those risks involve head-to-toe, acid-wash denim. Also, when in doubt, pose in a tree.”
Sandra Collings: Mum of Kat Collings, Editor
"My mum has an incredible eye for thrifted and vintage pieces. She taught me to love the uniqueness and affordability that comes with buying second-hand."