Do you have plans for Mother’s Day but nothing to wear?  If you’re a busy mom, then this post if for you! This is the first year that I am prepared because we made brunch reservations a month ago.  For many years I was too busy raising little ones, working part-time, volunteering, and renovating to go out or think about dressing up on Mother’s Day.  The pieces in these outfits may already be in your closet, but if they’re not, you can probably find them at your local mall.  Here are 5 outfit options for Mother’s Day, for 5 different personal styles.

1. The Casual Mom: Denim + T-shirt + Mules + Hoop Earrings 

If your Mother’s Day plans are low key, but you don’t want to wear the same old jeans, there are some fun options in stores that have embroidery, ruffles or side stripes.  I love this Pistola cropped jean with side ruffles.  There are also lots of denim skirt options in mini, midi and knee-length styles.  If you don’t have the time to search for new denim, you can repurpose ones you own.  Distress them, change the hem, or add embellishments.  (Check out my Pinterest board DIY Fashion Fixes for some of my favorite ideas).  Add a t-shirt, comfortable mules, and some gold hammered hoops for a casual look with great style. 

outfit options for Mother's Day: denim mini, pink tie-back t-shirt, leopard mules and hoop earrings


2. The Active Mom: Stretch Pants + Tank + Hoodie + Sneakers

Mother’s Day is usually when spring arrives in our town, so we often celebrate the day with a hike or run.  My current favorite active pant is Athleta’s La Viva Pant.  It is more structured than black leggings but equally comfortable.  Add a tank, a bright colored hoodie, and your favorite sneakers and you’re ready to hike or chase kids (or both).  

outfit options for Mother's Day: black pants, hoodie, tank.

3.  The Brunch Guest: Dress + Heels + Statement Jewelry

If you’re going to a restaurant or a family celebration, I suggest you pile on the style! There are some beautiful floral print dresses in stores.  I’d buy this beautiful, embroidered Tracy Reese dress from Anthropologie if I didn’t already own four blue dresses.  If I could persuade you to shop at only one store, it would be Anthropologie as they have an amazing dress shop right now.   Their midi skirts and feminine tops will also give you endless outfit options for Mother’s Day.  

4.  The Host: Eyelet Skirt + T-shirt + Delicate Jewelry

If you are hosting an event, then wear something that is easy to work in.  Eyelet is casual but feminine, a lovely spring/summer alternative to lace.  Wear it with a basic t-shirt or tank, low heels and delicate jewelry that won’t weigh you down.  

outfit options for Mother's Day: eyelet skirt, white tank, kitten heels and blue wallet

5.  The New Mom: Wrap Dress + Low Heels + Scarf

I am well past the diaper-changing, toddler-chasing, sticky-hands phase of motherhood, but I remember it all like it was yesterday.  If you’re a new mom or mom of young children, read my post on How To Wear A  Wrap Dress (Skirt, Top, Pant or Shoe!)  Jersey wrap dresses are easy as you don’t have to coordinate it with any other clothing.  They skim curves (if you are pregnant or working on losing pregnancy weight).  They have stretch for easy movement.  Add some low heels and pretty hair scarf (because a mom doesn’t always have time to wash and style her hair).   

outfit options for Mother's Day: wrap dress, white kitten heels, scarf.

More Gift Inspiration And Outfit Options For Mother’s Day 

If you’re looking for a last-minute gift from the kids to mom or grandma, I shared some handmade gift ideas on my What A Mom Really Wants post.  For my favorite pieces in stores now, take a look at my Spring/Summer 2018 Pinterest Board.   You can also peek into my closet for more outfit ideas for Mother’s Day by following me on Instagram.  

Whatever you do, whatever you wear, I hope Sunday turns out just the way you want it! 


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