In commemoration of Mother's Day, I share with you photos from this hot (literally!) and fun afternoon of playing dress up with my Mom in STU pieces, no less. My Mommy Nona is a fashionista herself so she was happily game (mind you, she's not camera-shy! Haha!) to don casual yet comfy looks at home. Like you, I have a ton of favorites from the brand but I chose pieces that would not only fit her well, but also suit her style!
Meet my model, my dearest Mom!
Sporty Casual for Outdoors (But Not Really) in the Breastee
Cooling down in the Neon Island x Mikka Padua Breastee
Who doesn't love a good graphic tee? It goes with most items in our closet and we can easily reach for it on "nothing to wear" days. If you're feeling a bit sporty, wear it with a pair of joggers or even relaxed ankle pants. Pair with easy slip-ons or your go-to sneakers for some walking—or hanging out—in your garage, garden, or driveway. Finish off with a sun visor for sun protection and as a cool accessory too!
Mommy getting her Vitamin D
My mom likes her outfits colorful so working with a neutral palette was a breath of fresh air. I made sure to have her wear some jewelry because on normal days, she doesn't leave the house without piling them on. Haha! On wearing this tee, I usually fold the sleeves but I resisted doing that on my Mom because that's not her jive. What I did though, was tuck in the shirt to highlight her waist and balance off her long torso.
My Mom loves fashion too!
Loungewear Take on the Androgyne Kimono Top
Loose silhouettes can work on any frame. It's all about balance!
I love loose, masculine tops so this kimono top from STU's Androgyne collection is undoubtedly a favorite. With the summer heat getting intense by the day, I'd rather go for breezy clothes than fitted ones—that was the premise for this look. To create a loungewear-inspired outfit, don't be afraid to go for a loose on loose silhouette. It's key for comfort in this chic yet practical look to, well, lounge around the house, do some gardening, or work on your laptop.
Check out STU's Androgyne collection here
To inject some color and bring out its mixed prints, I chose a maroon pair of wide-leg pants to go with the kimono top. My mom is petite so in order not to "drown" her frame, I made her wear tan weave wedges for added height. To give it a wanderlust edge, I added the Safari Buri Fedora and minimal jewelry.
Is it just me or are all mothers green thumbs?
Safari Style in the Varkaus Dress
The queen of the house in a Varkaus dress from one of STU's previous collections
I recently watched Mogambo, a 1953 classic film featuring Hollywood icons, Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, and Grace Kelly. I was so inspired by their safari ensembles that it became my peg for this look. The Varkaus in linen served as the perfect dress for styling my Mom à la Linda Nordley (Grace Kelly). I also love this dress for its timelessness and versatility—you can pare it down with sneakers, or jazz it up with boots and a thick belt!
Who styled our home? My Mom, of course!
This getup could work for date nights at home, wine session with your girlfriends over Zoom or, (for moms) as your Mother's Day lewk! To accessorize, I tied a printed scarf around my Mom's neck, and finished off her look with leather slides. I sticked to a neutral palette to keep up with the safari vibe, where distracting colors are a no-no. I agreed to have her hair up to keep things neat and show a bit of her neck.
I did not ask her to pose like that. That's all her!
No one said your house clothes need to look shabby or boring. Wear your fave clothing pieces (better if they're from STU! *wink wink*) and shake things up to still look stylish while indoors. While you're at it, why not style your mom or a family member as a fun activity? It's a great way of bonding and also an opportunity for editing your closets!
Happy Mother's Day to my Mom, your mom, and all the moms out there! We are lost without you. Thank you for everything that you do for us!
Stay inspired and stay safe!
P.S. Treat your Mom on her special day! Seek STU's Mother's Day Edit here.
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