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STYLING

STYLE LESSONS FROM ASOSERS MUMS

By Steven Potter, 31 March 2019

It's Mother's Day! Time to celebrate, pamper and spoil the most important woman in your life. The lessons we learn from our mums are invaluable and style lessons fall firmly within their wealth of knowledge. Shell suits? Yes. Perms? You know it. Acid-wash denim? Sign us up. So, let's take a look at how our very own ASOSers dress like their mamas and what style lessons have stuck with them today.
A picture of an ASOSer dressed like her Mom

A picture of an ASOSer's Mum

Titi, Junior Copywriter

How would you describe your style?
Simple, sporty pieces paired with suiting. You’ll usually find me in an oversized blazer and sneakers.

How would you describe your mum’s style?
Ultra-chic and well-put-together, but with a little edge. She’s all about high quality, timeless pieces that can be reinvented again and again.

What’s the most important style lesson your mum has taught you?
Always pause at the door when you enter a room so that everyone turns and looks at your outfit. Yeah…diva behaviour runs in the family.
A picture of an ASOSer dressed like her Mom

ASOS mum

Morgan, Social Media Assistant

How would you describe your style?
It definitely changes often, but I’d say I’m a bit of a tomboy, with vintage-inspired pieces making up majority of my wardrobe. Love a decent T-shirt, a well-fitting pair of jeans and some Converse. I have been known to dabble in a tea dress if the mood is right. You can quote me that I’ll be buried in a roll-neck, too.

How would you describe your mum’s style?
My mum’s style has unfortunately developed from the moody Scottish punk moment above but she is still a classic, chic dresser (post mullet). You’ll often spot her pondering over a crossword with a Tunnocks wafer in hand, wearing her favourite Reeboks, some blue jeans and a coloured knit on top.

What’s the most important style lesson your mum's taught you?
I mean… that’s a real tough one. It’s what she hasn’t said... We haven’t shared many fashion-based chats officially but, she’s always managed my outfit-related tantrums really well and advised that I “take a bath"... as they fix everything! Which, later in life, I have grown to agree with – they really do.
A picture of an ASOSer dressed like her Mom

ASOS mum

Jess, Senior Social Creative

How would you describe your style?
I find it hard to subscribe to one set style. Generally I favour minimal, casual-cool fits, but I also love trying out new trends – like coordinating pastel power suits. Nothing girly – whatever makes me feel like the leading female character of my own sci-fi teen novel, if you know what I mean?

How would you describe your mum’s style?
I feel like her style hasn’t changed too drastically from the photo from the 80s. She still wears feminine, flowing pieces and midi skirts. Comfort over everything.

What’s the most important style lesson she’s taught you?
Black never goes out of style.
A picture of an ASOSer dressed like her Mom

ASOS mum

Rachel, Senior Project Manager

How would you describe your style?
If there’s a jumpsuit or a tailored jacket I'm there. Think 80s weather presenter. Sometimes I go a bit too far and my style becomes very Maggie Thatcher, but it’s part of the fun!

How would you describe your mum’s style?
She is one of the most stylish people I know. We both have a love for a strong jacket (with a shoulder pad of course!) but she has a much edgier, rebellious side and teams hers with effortlessly cool Dr. Martens. I need her to dress me, really.

What’s the most important style lesson your mum's taught you?
Dress for how you want to feel and the rest will come naturally. Feeling low? Boom – put that badass power blazer on and you are back in the game!
A picture of an ASOSer dressed like her Mom

ASOS mum

Iyesha, Project Manager

How would you describe your style?
I think I’d have to describe it as 'greedy girly grunge'. I like to try everything and mix up trends – from a tea dress and DMs to tailoring and sneaks. Also, I love a bold print… but I’ve currently put myself on an animal print ban as my wardrobe is starting to look like a neon safari park!

How would you describe your mum’s style?
Effortless! She’s always been a bit of a tomboy but also super chic. She turned up to my primary school sports day straight from work in a hot pink pencil skirt and towering heels. When it was time for the parents race, she kicked off the heels and smashed first place. She likes to keep it casual with jeans and tees…but maybe we need to get the sequin mini dresses back out?!

What’s the most important style lesson she’s taught you?
It doesn’t matter what you wear, if you cant have fun. Keep it playful, casual and comfortable.
A picture of an ASOSer dressed like her Mom

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ASOS mum

Sarah, Global Social Media Manager

How would you describe your style?
I would say my style is a mixture of streetwear and luxury staples with a high-street fashion twist. I try to buy things I'll want to treasure and keep, as opposed to lots of trends. Sneakers and stupid handbags are my weakness though!

How would you describe your mum’s style?
My mumma's style is effortlessly chic and expensive (even if it's not) – you could literally put her in a potato sack and she would still look a million dollars. She always manages to look glam as she wears very classic clothes, and now her hair is completely silver she's serving Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada realness 24/7, 365.

What’s the most important style lesson she’s taught you?
My mum has always told me to buy well, buy classic and then you'll only be surrounded by beautiful things that you'll want to keep forever. I like to think I've abided by this in terms of some bigger wardrobe investments... but I have to say, I'm still working on the self-restraint element to her advice as there are always about a million things I want in New In.

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