My 61-Year-Old Mom Just Bought These 6 Items Because I Said I Like Them Too

My mother recently messaged me that she bought a few items I recommended in various stories. One of the exact texts in reference to an outerwear piece? “Look what I just bought because you liked it.” While age clearly has nothing to do with what you should or shouldn’t wear, she does happen to be 61, and she liked the six items she bought because she thought they were timeless and could work for anyone. Side note: I’m also intrigued by her shopping picks and habits in general given her love of fashion and more experienced sartorial POV.

In terms of the pieces in question, the front-runner happened to be a Madewell denim jacket (above). She thinks it’s the ideal weight and cut, and she can wear it for many different occasions. Another Madewell staple (the white blouse featured above) and other separates and accessories also made it onto the list.

If you’re shopping at the moment and want a bit of inspo, keep scrolling to check out my mom’s shopping list, complete with testimonials from her. I also curated a range of other top-notch picks I think she (and you) will enjoy.

“This denim jacket is my new go-to. I’ll wear it on cooler nights now and probably every single day when fall comes around.”

“I love this blouse from Madewell. The fit is awesome, and I can wear it with so many things.”

“I had to support with these flat sandals. I love how versatile they are.”

“These are just so cute and fun.”

“I wanted a matching set, and I loved the color here. It’s so comfortable.”

“I’m very into the flared pants.”

“I haven’t bought this one quite yet, but if I’m going to invest in something, I like it to be a good handbag. This Coach bag just spoke to me.”

The neckline is very chic.

Loose trousers are a modern staple.

Fashion people are all about this top.

Now that is a strong print.

Great oversize silhouette.

And another A+ silhouette.

Talk about cozy.

Fresh jeans, anyone?

This thermal top looks very comfy.

Just sleek.

If you’re starting to prep that fall wardrobe.

I love these sunglasses from Sunglass Hut. Fun fact: The brand is celebrating 50 years this year.

A tailored vest is reigning supreme among the style crowd this season.

I’m all about a longline cardigan.

The sparkles, though.

Adorable with high-waisted jeans.

You may just want to live in this knit.

Feeling the retro vibes.

Bring instant polish to a look.

The split hem is a fashionable detail.

Simple and of the moment.

Flawless LBD.

I’m buying this one for sure.

Look at that structured bodice.

My mother loves Sorel shoes.

Can’t go wrong here.

Excellent booties.

Another strong vest option.

Staud does it again.


There’s a fun smiley face on the back.

A fun pop of pink.

You’ll wear this AllSaints leather jacket for years and years.


The color-blocking is very fun.

All about that sophistication.

Show off your shoes with these cropped jeans.

Next, check out more chic items to test out.