Growing up, dressing for family holidays was a bit of a drag. If you weren’t stuck matching with your siblings for pre-planned photo opps, you were probably given some serious guidelines for looking your best on big days around the relatives.
One of the best parts of being a grown-up is simply the flexibility to choose your own looks for those special occasions and holidays. But with that great power comes great responsibility, whether you’re just out of the nest or running a family of your own. And you definitely want to dress to impress.
How to Dress for Mother’s Day
When it comes to Mother’s Day, the stakes are pretty high. To do Mom a solid (and so she can show you off on Facebook to all of her friends and extended fam), you’ll want an outfit to make her proud. Depending on how your mama or your family celebrates the day, you may want to ixnay more of your current casual favorites. Or at least acknowledge those that might be better suited for your more, ahem, jovial off-duty hours.
But not to worry, looking good for the #1 lady in your life isn’t too tough. Check out the suggestions below for a little outfit inspo that’s sure to leave her beaming — and you looking flawless in her likeness for those grams and snaps.
3 Mother’s Day Outfits
1. Family Fun
For families who celebrate the day with laid-back traditions, a classic riff on a trendy jean, flats and spring blouse will do the trick in a few different scenarios. This ensemble is perfect for your picnics in the park and BBQs in the backyard. Choose a side-stripe design or a cropped skinny with a unraveled hem. Either is a denim dream for a polished, but laid-back look.
2. Girls’ Day
If you’re treating moms to a day at the movies or maybe a stop-in at spa for manis and pedis, something flirty and fun helps you live out your Girls Day to the fullest. Grab a culotte romper and a sassy spring wedge, then let the spoiling begin.
3. The Big Brunch
When it’s the fancy brunch you’re headed to, it’s still all about your Sunday best. This year, toast to all of the incredible mothers in your life in an off-shoulder linen number or a fashion-forward culotte jumpsuit in a spring-savvy crepe fabric.
Thanks for stopping by! I'm Catherine, your Budget Fashionista style editor. I'm a bargain shopper at heart, as I love nice things but hate paying for them! I'm also a personal finance writer who's been featured on USA Today and MSN Money.