They say “Mummy knows best”. For Mother’s Day this year, show her you’re inherited her savvy in shopping with a high-performance gift. Scroll down for our edit for 10 fashion accessories that embody both stylish and smart.
While the basket bag trend is going strong, a classic woven hat is always a chic trick to beat the heat. The toppers at Hermès make it hard to choose one but if we really have to, our vote goes to this hand-woven bucket hat made of raffia weave — it is the first time the natural material is used in Hermès hats — embellished with silk ribbon-ties printed with the Sea, Surf and Fun motif.
Business in front, party at the back — these Horsebit GG loafers from Gucci’s Pre-Fall 2018 make a statement in office with lush velvet, while the flash from the inviting rows of crystals on the gold mirrored heel get the good vibes going.
Sunglasses are a go-to for instant cool, bonus if they are equipped with UVA and UVB-protected lenses, such as those on the Nightbird from Dita at Spectacle Hut. Featuring an unusual reverse gradient, these high-glam wing-shaped lenses are held in place without any screws so it looks extra sleek.
A status symbol that’s also practical to hold all Baby’s essentials, Bottega Veneta’s signature Cabat ticks all the boxes. And this latest rendition from Pre-Fall 2018 collection boasts of a one-of-a-kind workmanship, decorating the tote with more than 1,400 hand-placed spheres that aid Baby’s development in the sense of touch.
We love the versatile black-and-white combo, that’s why it’s a thumb-up for this zebra print take on the Bancroft bag from Michael Kors Collection. With top handles for that First Lady polish when Mummy meeting clients, the bag can be carried as a satchel or a crossbody for an off-duty look, complete with fold-out gussets for more space.
You’ll want to cosy up to Fendi’s backless loafer, adorned with a broad band of its famous fur distinguished with the iconic FF logo. Mom can just slip on and go straight to work —luxe leather and a pointy toe gives it enough polish for the boardroom.
Mummy Dearest wants something practical from the runways? Look no further than the trench coats, whose various iterations made the topper look fresh again for Spring/Summer 2018. The Kensington, Burberry’s modernised version of a streamlined silhouette, is made from weatherproof gabardine in a versatile earthy hue.
A fave of Meghan Markle, Manolo Blahnik has quite a few standout sandals this season. One of those that’ll take Mom from work to play effortlessly is the Senufo. A t 9cm high, the peep-toe sandals is sophisticated for a day in the office. Silver watersnake details take her straight to a night out with her galpals.