10 Fashion Statements Every Girl Should Steal From Their Mom's Closet
Start writing a post

10 Fashion Statements Every Girl Should Steal From Their Mom's Closet

Look for vintage fashion!

10 Fashion Statements Every Girl Should Steal From Their Mom's Closet
Hope Ann Flores

By now every girl has seen vintage clothing from every big boutique or department store in todays fashion world. Stores like Urban Outfitters, Zara, Brandy Melville, and online stores have created cookbooks just for vintage fashion. Brands such as Adidas, Champion ( which we used to be able to by at Walmart ... what?!) Doc Martins, and more have taken over old brands.

For me personally, I love this trend. I love the idea of taking fashion back from the time when my mom was growing up and making it my own. In my recent fashion choices, I've heard my mom say, " Wow I had one of those when I was your age!" Then I proceed to ask her if she still has the item and cry my eyes out when she says she donated it years ago. I've sense made the decision to keep many of my favorite clothing items for my own daughter. Anyways here is a list of items to steal from your mom's old closet. Hopefully your mom still has these precious items, unlike my mom!

1. Bean Boots

My mom had this exact pair, and occasionally I go thrifting I try to hunt these down in hopes of finding them. You can still buy these on the LL Bean website, just prepare yourself if they're sold out. Sperry has also created a similar boot!

2. Vintage Long Button Down Dress

In the 70's, dresses like this were so popular. Mine was actually a couple dollars from a thrift store, so if your mom didn't have one, look there!

3. Levi's High-Waisted Jeans

Any staple piece to a casual outfit! If you hate the cut of the jeans but like the fit of the upper half, make them into shorts!

These are my sister's favorite that she also found thrifting.

4. Unique Jackets

Look for patterns, corduroy, denim or bright colors. All of these qualities are very trendy right now!

5. Striped or Patterned Sweater

In the fall or winter, any type of sweater is fashionable and practical. Look for bright-colored stripes or patterns to enhance your closet! I swear I bought a sweater from Forever21 that looked exactly like a sweater my mom wore for her junior year picture day.

6. A Checkered, Plaid, or Corduroy Skirt

In the 70's and even early 90's, skirts like these were very trendy. Look for patterns and colors! Even if the skirt is too long or not the right fit, you can cut it or even pin it! If you can't find these awesome skirts mixed in with your moms stuff, hunt for these at thrift stores, Forever 21 or Brandy Melville.

7. Flair Pants

This one is very hard for me to adjust to because I have flashbacks of my flair jean days from middle school. After many years of skinny jeans, mom jeans and fair-legged pants have made a comeback. I recently ordered a black and white pair from Boohoo.com and I'm patiently awaiting their arrival.

8. Turtlenecks

Turtlenecks always make me think of my mom. Even now she rocks them and recently they have been a huge fashion trend. I often wear hers and have found many of my favorite ones at thrift stores.

9. Floral Dresses

This is one of my favorite trends ever! Though my mom sadly gave away many of her old dresses, I still always look for vintage rompers and dresses.

10. Graphic Style Tee or Flannel

My mom never had any graphic tees, but many people keep their favorite band tees. Grab these whenever you can find them! Flannels are also a hot item. A quick tip for finding the one perfect flannel is searching not your mom's closet but your dads.

In addition, look for other items such as records, polaroids, bags, glasses, and hats! Happy hunting!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Love Lost

Being the girl that is falling for the boy is never easy.

Love Lost

You constantly text my phone telling me that you want to see me and hang out, even though we may not have sex we cuddle and that’s intimacy in its own. I’m tired of buying you food and being there for you like a girlfriend when you consistently tell me you aren't ready for a girlfriend. I am constantly feeling I’m getting slapped in the face because I’m doing all these things and getting nothing in return. Every day I feel myself liking you more which is just crazy because why would I even waste my time liking someone there isn’t a future with. I just want you to be honest with me and with yourself, tell me how you feel from your heart, stop just saying you aren’t ready. You are wasting time telling me you aren’t ready because while you are “getting ready” some guy somewhere else is telling me that he likes me and thinks I’m beautiful and wants to date me. I’m not asking for much, but I at least want exclusivity because you ask me for all these things but in return you give me nothing.

Keep Reading...Show less
Pretty Little Liars

From reading the books in eighth grade to watching the television show all throughout high school, "Pretty Little Liars"basically defined my teenage existence. I was completely and totally obsessed on all accounts. However, even though I loved the fact that the books and the show are starkly different, there are simply just some ways in which the books are much better. Let's take a look:

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

To The Girl In The Back Row

I just want you to know you are loved. You are loved so very much.

To The Girl In The Back Row

Recently I was blessed to be a counselor at a wonderful camp, secluded in a cornfield somewhere in Virginia. I consider myself to be a seasoned camp counselor, as I have not only been a camper for most of my life but have been privileged enough to work multiple camps with all kinds of different facilities. I have worked camps with multi-thousand dollar facilities, with zip lines, rock walls, ropes courses, and boats. I have worked at camps with amazing water sports, camps with paintball, camps with canoes and paddle boats and floating blobs or trampolines in the middle of the water. I have worked at camps with in ground pools and camps without any pools, and even some camps with go-karts. I've had problem kids, kids who refuse to listen to anything I say, kids who sneak out after lights out to meet a significant other, and kids who are every camp counselors dream.

Keep Reading...Show less

Why The United Nations Is Key For The World

"As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th"- Donald J. Trump

Why The United Nations Is Key For The World

The United Nations (UN) has been in existence since June of 1945. Since then, the world has come together to work on and solve some of the harshest problems that face the Human Race. Be it children in societal ills like Human Trafficking, natural issues like Deforestation, or issues of extreme poverty, the UN has worked together in an attempt to make it a better place for us all. It's the only organization in the history of the world to bring people together in a willing, peaceful way; a feat that not even the League of Nations could do in the Post- WWI era. Why was it that one organization failed, and the other one is still going strong, 72 years later?

Keep Reading...Show less
Rory Gilmore

Quick-witted and insanely smart, Rory Gilmore has a track record for memorable, relevant quotes that have become a part of fans’ repertoires. With it being finals season, many of Rory’s words can be conveniently interpreted to reflect life during the last weeks of the semester. Here are some of Rory’s wisest words that explain your life during finals season.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments