Hilton Head Monthly Guide to a Mother’s Fashion Style

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and instead of buying Mom the ubiquitous bouquet of flowers, give her a stylish look that she will treasure forever.

Don’t find yourself scrambling for a gift that expresses the love and appreciation we have for the women who raised us. After all, they labored us into existence, got us out of bubble baths and into bed, shuttled us to school and play dates, endured our teenage years — barely — and never got paid. Being a mother is the hardest, but most rewarding, job of all.

Depending on the style of your mom, you can plan and choose a gift that will suit her best. We have put together a list that might come in handy when you bravely enter the shopping realm. Not only will it help the shopper, but it may also help the salesperson desperately trying to steer you in the right direction for the perfect gift.

Fashion Styles

The free-spirited Bohemian draws inspiration from the gypsy look with its intricate patterns, peasant blouses, multiple chains, scarves, ponchos and jeans.

“Chic” is often synonymous with “trendy” or “fashionable.” Chic clothes often are brightly colored but not garnished or over-accessorized. Moms who favor this style prefer classic and stylish designs that are striking and smart.

Classic apparel has superb fabric and impeccable tailoring. These styles are focused on clean, uncluttered lines and a somewhat formal balance. If your mom has this type of fashion, she is showing simple elegance in her wardrobe.

Traditional fashion style shows the wholesome “girl next door.” This mom is practical, polite and always dressed appropriately. She keeps that perfect “little black dress” and khaki trench coat ready at all times.

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Sophisticated fashionistas are not easily satisfied. So good luck when shopping for this mom. Though she is somewhat classic, she appreciates high quality, distinction and culture.

Hopefully, this list will help when you start this yearly quest for the perfect gift. You might even want to ask your mother how she classifies her style. It may surprise both of you. Now get our there and start shopping. There are so many great stores and so many options out there — surely you can get it right.

Roxanne Madere Gilleland 


“How beautifully everything is arranged by nature; as soon as a child enters the world, it finds a mother ready to take care of it.”
— Jules Michelet