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These mother-daughter duos make the case for taking your sartorial cues from your family for a modern take on complementary fashion.
Most of us have an early childhood memory of playing dress-up in our mother’s closet. Whether we decided to try on her heels, her lipstick or her silk scarves, our first style decisions undoubtedly came from her collections. Luckily, if style is inherited, these women hit the genetic jackpot—and make the case for complementary mother-daughter dressing.
Goldie Hawn + Kate Hudson: Fun meets feminine
While actors Goldie Hawn, 72, and Kate Hudson, 39, may be known as boho bombshells, they’ve both adopted more classic wardrobes in recent years—without sacrificing their trademark femininity, of course. Hudson’s choice of pale pink has edge thanks to the faux leather, while her mother’s simple black dress is elevated with sweet ruffles, demonstrating that you needn’t be afraid of monochromatic outfits—as long as you pay attention to the details.
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Moto jacket, $120, lechateau.com. Skirt, $89, guess.ca. Loafers, $50, lechateau.com. Earrings, $12, aldoshoes.com.Bag, $50, aldoshoes.com. Shoes, $39, joefresh.com. Necklace, $18, hm.com/ca. Dress, $359, tedbaker.com.
Sandra + Rachel McAdams: Simple with a twist
Canadian actor Rachel McAdams, 38, and her mother, Sandra, 67, a nurse in Toronto, know the power of simple silhouettes. For the 2016 Academy Awards, the women opted for jewel-tone frocks in luxe finishes, which makes for a stunning—but completely wearable—ensemble on both. We love the simplicity of these looks—something the younger McAdams tends to favour—and, after seeing her mother hit the red carpet, we can say these low-maintenance beauties know the sweet spot between simple and glam.
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Earrings, $18, winners.ca. Shoes, $70, callitspring.com. dress, $185, bananarepublic.ca. Clutch, $199, tedbaker.com. Dress the Population
Dress, $388, nordstrom.com. Earrings, $69, swarovski.com. Shoes, $70,
Cindy Crawford + Kaia Gerber: West Coast Playful
When your mom is supermodel Cindy Crawford, it’s hard not to look to her
for style advice. Crawford’s progeny Kaia Gerber has become a model in her own right, but it’s safe to say she learned a trick or two from Mom. While both of them favour a classic colour scheme and simple style, here they put their own spin on pattern play: 16-year-old Gerber donned whimsical polka-dots, while 52-year-old Crawford chose a classic yet vibrant floral.
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Wilfred dress, $210, aritzia.com. Wedge shoes, $39, joefresh.com. Givenchy Sunglasses, $490, holtrenfrew.com. Shoes, $50, callitspring.com. Top, $50, lechateau.com.Bag, $40, winners.ca.Earrings, $85, jenny-bird.ca. Topshop skirt, $46, thebay.com.