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What To Wear For Mother's Day

From a picnic in the park to brunch at an outdoor cafe, everyone celebrates Mother’s Day in a different way. Therefore, looking stylish on Mother’s Day means dressing appropriately for both the occasion and the location. Whether you’re prefer the look of city chic or country club prep, this style guide shares tips on what to wear for Mother’s Day.

Each of the dresses shown in this style guide are from one of my favorite contemporary apparel lines, Alice + Olivia. Created in 2002 by fashion designer Stacy Bendet, this brand is synonymous with sophisticated, eclectic fashion, and known for playful prints and flattering cuts.

What To Wear For Mother’s Day

City Chic

Whether you’re spending Mother’s Day in San Francisco, Chicago, or New York City, this sophisticated look spells city chic all the way. A black, fitted, sleeveless sheath dress is both figure-flattering and classically stylish. A pleated peplum waist adds a dainty detail to this Alice + Olivia Victoria Dress. Up the glam factor with oversized shades and patent leather mary janes.

Pretty Picnic

Heading to a picnic in the park for Mother’s Day? Rather than sporting a pair of shorts (which is a bit too casual for this special day), opt for a feminine floral print dress. For added comfort, you can pair the dress with espadrilles or ballet flats, which are equally sweet and stylish. The Alice + Olivia Grier Dress delights in a floral print and easy silhouette.

Trend Setter

You know what you like, you trust your fashion instinct, and you always stand out from the crowd. Does this sound like your style personality? Then you’re definitely the trend setter! Rather than following the crowds, why not shake things up this Mother’s Day and head to dinner instead?

A bold, graphic print dress is the perfect choice for looking sleek, sophisticated, and striking. The Alice + Olivia Monaco Zigzag Crochet Dress is the ideal outfit for any trend setter who wants to be noticed (in a good way). When wearing such a dynamic print, opt for minimal styling. A simple ponytail, tote bag, and pumps are all you need  to finish the look.

Casual Cool

You’re a laid-back, easy-going kinda gal. Your style says you’re pulled-together (without trying). The key to casual cool is putting together ensembles that spell ‘effortless’. This look is great for going to an al fresco Mother’s Day brunch at a hip outdoor cafe. I especially love these Alice + Olivia High-Waist Pants for their slimming and leg-lengthening effect, and this bright and beautiful pair is no exceptions. In a bold pink/red shade of bright raspberry just be prepared to stop traffic when you zip into these pretty pants. Add a strapless tube top and espadrilles to complete the look.

Country Clubber

Off to the country club to celebrate Mother’s Day this year? The epitome of country club style is preppy, polished, and relaxed. The Alice + Olivia Zarrah Dress lets your shoulders peek out from underneath the soft silk, giving your look alluring appeal, while still being demure and appropriate for more traditional environments. To finish the look, pair the dress with a lady-like wide hat, glamorous sunglasses, and stilettos.

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  1. I think since there will be two grandmothers and my mom at mother’s day this year, I will go for country clubber! Staying safe is always good in my hometown which is super small!

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