It’s Mother’s Day on March 10th and here at Oxfam we’re celebrating the style genes we’ve inherited from our lovely mums.
Now it’s your turn. If you think your mum is a bit of a style icon or you’ve come across an old photo of her looking totally trendy, we want you to show us! Tweet us @OxfamFashion or email firstname.lastname@example.org and your mum could star on this blog very soon.
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Style is obviously in the genes with Rosalind and her mum. This hue of turquoise/green perfectly complements her blazing red curls whilst the additional leather accessories accent these sophisticated bohemian outfits.
VINTAGE MULTI-COLOURED SHIRT DRESS // TURQUOISE POLKA DOT DRESS // TURQUOISE PATTERNED DRESS // DRAWSTRING BAG // EMBELLISHED BALLET PUMPS // TED BAKER BELT // CALVIN KLEIN SUNGLASSES
“My mumma is simply one in a billion. This photo was taken in 1980, nearly a decade before I was born, and I love how effortlessly elegant she looks. She has a very demure and sophisticated style and, although modest about her ‘fashion sense’, I certainly have my nose in her wardrobe more than she does in mine. It’s also her I have to thank for my charity shopping expertise and casual crafting skills amongst everything else.”
Sara is herself a super stylish mum with daughter Katie (pictured) always wearing her gorgeous skirts. As well as additions to the wardrobe, Katie has inherited the Oxfam DIY ethos from her mum. She will be spending Mother’s Day on a make and mend sewing course so she can alter and customise lots of Oxfam goodies with her new sewing machine, also a present from her mum.
YELLOW CHEQUERED SKIRT // YELLOW STRIPED SKIRT // BLACK CHEQUERED SKIRT // TED BAKER BLACK AND PURPLE STRIPED SKIRT // BROWN CHEQUERED SKIRT // MOSCHINO BLUE A-LINE SKIRT
“My mum Diana is boss (as we say in Liverpool!) I don’t get to see her that often living in Oxford but we are always on the phone to each other. My mum and I love a good mooch around charity shops and she always chooses things that I think will never look good on me but do. She once found a polka dot Mary Quant dress in a charity shop for £3 – she has the eye! As you can see from the photos, she is a fan of polka dots and loves dark colours with cool patterns. Don’t tell her but some of her old Chelsea Girl patterned dresses may have ended up in Oxford with
MONOCHROME POLKA DOT DRESS // POLKA DOT SHOES // TURQUOISE SPOTTED DRESS //
NAVY POLKA DOT BLOUSE // RED SPOTTED DRESS // POLKA DOT A-LINE SKIRT
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“If there’s one thing I inherited from my mum it’s her love of all things second hand. For as long as I can remember, a trip to town would include browsing in charity shops. At 11 years old I was embarrassed however, at 24 years old, whenever we get a rare day off at the same time we plan a second hand shopping trip. I snapped this photo just before one of our second hand shopping trips. She had forgotten I’d asked to take her photo and, by chance, happened to be wearing a fully thrifted outfit. I think she looks fab!”
BLACK FLORAL TOP // FLORAL HALTER NECK // BEIGE FLORAL TOP // LONG FLUFFY BOOT // FLUFFY ANKLE BOOT // BLACK ROSE PRINT TOP
“This is a photo of my mum in France in 1967 wearing a dress she made herself. She made all her own clothes, including her wedding dress which she then turned into my first communion dress 10 years later!”
MULTICOLOURED STRIPED SHIFT DRESS // GREY AND PINK CARDIGAN // CREAM EMBELLISHED SHIFT DRESS // VINTAGE 1960S TURQUOISE DRESS // BLUE HEELS
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“Mummy Waight never puts herself first so it’s great when she treats herself to new clothes, whether they’re charity shop or high street. She’s constantly running around the countryside with our two dogs so leggings, cosy jumpers and great boots are her staples. Far from superficial, clothes and shopping hold lots of mother/daughter memories, especially as I have two equally stylish sisters!”
VINTAGE CLOCHE HAT // KAREN MILLEN ROLL NECK // PONCHO // QUILTED JACKET // VINTAGE KNITTED JACKET // ANKLE BOOTS
Happy Mother’s Day to all our inspirational mums!
If you’re inspired by any of the looks you’ve seen from the Oxfam mums or need a unique Mother’s Day gift, try the Oxfam Online Shop for some genuine treasures.
[original header image: mRio]