Ask anyone who their style icon is, and they’ll likely say a famous celebrity, influencer, or street style star. While all those people are awesome, and I’m definitely obsessed with some myself (Eva Chen and Gala González are my favorites), my true style icon always has been and forever will be my mother.
My mom, JoAnn, oozes cool. Basically, I got really lucky. She has the best style of anyone I know, even at 65 years old. She always comes home with pieces from designers I haven’t heard of yet, trends that won’t be big for another full season, and jewelry that makes my jaw drop. For example, she had the fur-lined Gucci slides before anyone I knew and got the first Mansur Gavriel bucket bag when it was still brand new and on a waiting list.
We always joke that instead of a shopping trip, I’d rather “shop” in her closet because it is truly my favorite store. There is not one thing my mom owns that I wouldn’t wear as her 23-year-old daughter, so it’s safe to say her style is definitively ageless. I turn to my mom for pretty much all of my style inspiration and constantly pick her brain about what’s new and now. Since I feel selfish keeping this treasure trove of fashion all to myself, I called on my mom to share her wish list with you so you can see just how special and timeless her style really is.
Keep scrolling for on-point style inspo from my 65-year-old mom. I promise you won’t regret it.