by Sarah Morrison
If you’re still pondering over what to gift your mother this Mother’s Day, then you’re not alone. If you consider your mother to be one of the most stylish women on the planet, then you’re definitely not alone. By now, you’ve likely dabbled in all of the foolproof gifting categories, in search of that gem of a gift worth bestowing on your mother. Skincare, candles, perfume? Sure, those may all be well and safe, but by contrast, they also beg another question worth considering: why not put all of your eggs in one decidedly sartorial basket this year and gift your fashion-inclined mother a timeless apparel piece or statement accessory? Perhaps a sleek jacket, a Panama hat, or even a LBD (one can never have enough!) to enhance her well-edited wardrobe. Now, accessories aside, it’s widely understood that such genre of gifting is a delicate dance, however, with a little forward-thinking (be sure to get that sizing!), and some curated inspiration below, you’re sure to score major brownie points from mother dearest now, and for years to come.
1. Marcia Waist Detail Dress in Pink by Reiss ($320)
Nothing says spring quite like a feminine frock crafted in one of the season’s finest tones. This coral colored dress by Reiss is unique for its soft, slightly off-the-shoulder neckline and unexpected for its asymmetrical sleeves. Mom will love its sophisticated knee-length hem and easy fit throughout the body.
2. Organic Cotton Watercolor Scarf in Light Cicory by Eileen Fisher ($158)
The foundation of any spring wardrobe will forever include a divinely delicate scarf. This lightweight version from Eileen Fisher is evocative of a watercolor painting, lending an artisanal quality to the accessory of the moment.
3. Floral Asymmetric Skirt by Self-Portrait ($295)
Crafted in what’s arguably the print of the season, this floral skirt by Self-Portrait is a standout for its subtle juxtaposed design and modern, asymmetrical hem. Its easy shape and flattering drape will seal the deal for Mom.
4. Ambrah Low-Heel in Natural by Club Monaco ($249)
An everyday silhouette gets a luxe update with the introduction of this cool low-heel number by Club Monaco. An embossed leather design in ever-versatile beige is elevated by an edgy crocodile pattern. A slim adjustable ankle strap ensures a comfortable fit that allows Mom to get around town with ease.
5. Panama Hat in White by Rag & Bone ($230)
Unexpected and ultra-cool, this Panama hat is the statement piece Mom’s been waiting for. Its lightweight straw design and contrasting grosgrain band is the definition of minimal style with maximum impact.
6. Essential Shirt in True Black by Equipment ($228)
One can never have enough button-down blouses to go around. An essential for work or for play, this version from Equipment is beloved for its flattering, not-too-fitted shape and sleek front button closure. Any minimally-minded mom is sure to have this piece on heavy rotation now and always.
7. Gisele Short Sleeve PJ Set in Dusk/Ivory by Eberjey ($118)
Every woman deserves to look her best, morning and night. Ensure around-the-clock style for Mom with this easy, soft jersey PJ set. Subtle contrast piping adds interest to an understated get-up that’s as timeless as it is chic.
8. Rain Rebel Jacket by Lululemon ($228)
Durable, yet stylish. Streamlined, yet protective. Mom will love Lululemon’s elevated take on a spring weather essential for its longer, slimming cut and luxuriously smooth waterproof fabric. A soft liner underneath ensures a dry comfortable fit from day break to day’s end.