How midsters mums are the new role models.
The over 40s, over 50s and beyond are different today. Setting trends, wearing the same clothes as our daughters, definitely not elasticated clothes!
If you have a daughter, as their mother you buy their clothes for their formative years, often being their main influencer until they decide to break away and gain their own identity for clothing choices. Back in those heady 80s when I was growing up, we loved to shock our parents, from punk to the mod look to those big shoulder pads! So how does that make you feel when you discover you are your daughter’s major style icon? Their own individuality is wrapped up in yours!
Your daughter decides to break into your wardrobe rather than create her own identity for clothing choices, do you put a lock on the door or step back and let their own individuality develop?
Hopefully I am an influencer today, inspiring my daughters dress sense with my style without cramping hers!
There are times I walk out of my bedroom to be confronted with a younger, slimmer version of myself wearing an identical outfit. So, who changes?
Is twinning a good look, have you ever dressed in the same clothes as your daughter?
I have only ever worn the same jeans as my daughter; I certainly wouldn’t want to wear the same outfit, she’d look far better in it!
Matching Shopping Hauls
Whether online shopping or browsing through the local stores my daughter and I have such similar tastes that we often pick up the same item, at which point she normally suggests, “You buy it, I’ll borrow it!”… Classic, mum incurs the costs and never gets to wear it!
It is very flattering, that she still trusts my own taste, as when someone wants to buy her a gift and she wants clothes, she is confident telling them “Get mum to choose, I know I will like it”.
Lovely to hear and a great excuse to shop of course!
Influencing Their Style
Starting the week with a #happy #heart after a #family #weekend – and a lovely meal last night when this was taken. I m so proud of my #beautiful #daughter Megan she's so creative and caring – going to miss her as she goes travelling this summer which starts today, #mallorca #formentera #ibiza #cambodia be safe 💕💕
It is lovely to advise, and inspire, but not to over influence. As they are younger they’ll be following recent trends while what used to be fashionable, to me, probably isn’t anymore.
I can hear myself now quoting my own mum, “I had one of those, the flares were wider in my day, and the collars were bigger!”
I always see pictures of stylish celebs stepping out with their daughters in matching, or equally chic outfits, clearly influenced by their mum. We must be doing something right!
Time To Leave?
Wandering through Topshop, as I linger over an item, I look around and think “Wow! I’m the oldest person in this shop, they must think I’m shopping for my daughter”. However, I actually like the items in there for myself, although they will probably end up in my daughter’s wardrobe.
Either way, sharing clothes and bags (but sadly not shoes) expands my wardrobe, and of course definitely expands hers! It makes shopping even more fun when we can swap items in the dressing room, and share links with each other while online shopping from the sofa!
7 Trendy Twinning Celeb Mums & Daughters
1. Beyoncé Knowles & Blue Ivy Carter
2. Reese Witherspoon & Ava Phillippe
3. Yolanda & Gigi Hadid
4. Jada Pinkett Smith & Willow Smith
5. Goldie Horne & Kate Hudson
Mama Goldie knocked it out of the park last night at the #Snatched premiere! @amyschumer you are brilliant and beautiful 🌟What a great night! And if you want a fun night at the movies this weekend, @snatchedmovie is your ticket. I'm not saying that because I'm bias. I say it because I laughed my ass off 😂 and it made me wanna hold on and squeeze my Mama close and tight 💞 @officialgoldiehawn And one last thing about last night… @michaelkors you are the gem of all gems for making our red carpet numbers for the evening. We felt glam and comfortable! The best combination for a party night 😉Love u ❤️
6. Jerry Hall & Georgia May Jagger
7. Kelly & Sharon Osbourne
Instagram is filled with mothers and daughers dressing alike, looking amazing and destroying the media stereotype of the invisible midster mother. And sometimes we are mistaken as sisters, we don’t just look like sweat alike.