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Style Buys That Suit You Whatever Your Age

Who says you can’t borrow clothes from your daughter? Toss the fashion rule book out of the window and embrace her style this season. With a couple of simple updates all her key pieces will work for you too.

We asked four mothers and daughters to show us how they style the must-have pieces this season. From layering a tunic over trousers, to the wedding guest dress you can both wear, watch the video for some simple tips and tricks that will help you double your wardrobe! (shhhh, we won’t tell her if you don’t…)

THE TUXEDO DRESS

Sue, 55, makes the tuxedo dress summer event ready by adding monochrome accessories and layering a cold shoulder top underneath for extra coverage, while Lucy, 22, makes it office appropriate by defining the waist with a belt and adding a structured bag. Wearing flats in the same tone will give the whole outfit an expensive look.

Sue

Tuxedo dress, £169, Hobbs
Top, £28, Marks & Spencer
Shoes, £235, Sargossa
Hat, £22, Principles at Debenhams
Clutch, £565, Mawi
Watch, £185, Marc by Marc Jacobs at Watchshop

Lucy

Belt, £70, Reiss
Bracelet, £40, Reiss
Sandals, £95, L.K.Bennett
Bag, £195, Coach

THE WHITE TROUSERS

Sue layers the fringed hem trousers with an oversized silky shirt dress, while Lucy keeps it romantic with a bell-sleeved lace top and continues the 70s theme with a saddlebag.

Sue

Trousers, £179, Luisa Cerano

Shirt dress, £79.99, Massimo Dutti
Vest, £6, Marks & Spencer
Shoes, £99, Miss KG
Bag, £120, Modalu
Cuff, £50, Reiss


Lucy

Top, £150, Keepsake at Very Exclusive
Vest, £5, M&Co
Sandals, £17.99, New Look
Bag, £30, Zatchels

THE TUNIC DRESS

Abigail, 54, makes the tunic dress work-ready with chunky sandals and a roomy long strapped bag, while mother Judy, 80, dresses it down by layering it over slim fit jeans and a t-shirt.

Abigail

Tunic dress, £17, Next

Bag, £650, Coach
Sandals, £35, Next
Cuff, £9.99, Mango

Judy

T-shirt, £14, Oasis
Jeans, £22, M&Co
Shoes, £159, Pretty Ballerinas

THE CULOTTES

Judy keeps the culottes simple and wears with a classic Breton top, while Abigail gives it a little edge with a soft suede biker and tonal colours.

Abigail

Culottes, £69, Coast

Top, £32, Oasis
Suede jacket, £350, Reiss
Bag, £300, La Portegna
Sandals, £29.99, Public Desire

Judy

Breton top, £55, Petite Bateau
Hat, £22, J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams
Sandals, £49, John John Rocha at Debenhams

THE SLOUCHY TROUSERS

Bea, 50, picks out a colour, white, in the printed trousers, which makes the whole outfit look coordinated and polished. Daughter Shervon adds block colours in luxe fabrics for an evening take.

Bea

Top, £89, 8-16, Jigsaw
Bag, £320, Baia

Shervon

Top, £24.99, xs-l, Lindex
Bag, £120, Reiss
Sandals, £80, Sam Endelman at Very Exclusive

THE STRIPED DRESS

Bea elevates the striped dress with a structured sleeveless blazer and an attention grabbing shoe, while Shervon keeps it relaxed and layers it over a t-shirt. Silver flatforms add a sporty element. 

Bea

Dress, £42, Oasis

Sleeveless jacket, £129, Hobbs
Clutch, £18, Oasis
Shoes, £220, Sargossa

Shervon

Tee, £9.90, Uniqlo
Bag, £150, The Cambridge Satchel Company
Sandals, £28, Next 

THE PLEATED SKIRT

Lucy, 34, dresses the pleated skirt down with a relaxed leather look jacket, while Gillian, 61, elevates it with low heeled sandals and a ladylike top-handled bag.

Lucy

Skirt, £69.95, Massimo Dutti
Leather Jacket, £259, Mint Velvet
Top, £26, La Redoute
Bag, £195, Baia
Sandals, £35.99, Zara

Gillian

Top, £25.99, Zara
Vest, £5, M&Co
Sandals, £45, Next
Bag, £595, Aspinal of London

THE TAILORED JACKET

Gillian adds trousers and a cami top to the jacket for a tried-and-tested classic look that will work day to night. Lucy keeps it monochrome for a more timeless appeal.

Lucy

Jacket, £69.99, Zara
Top, £17, & Other Stories
Shorts, £260, Escada
Shoes, £28, bag £45, both Next

Gillian

Cami, £15, Wallis
Trousers, £69, John Lewis
Shoes, £14, Next
Bag, £230, Marc by Marc Jacobs at Very Exclusive
 

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