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I'm a fashion editor and I gave my Mum a chic (but affordable!) high street wardrobe makeover for Mother's Day

The Australian Women's Weekly's resident style director shows how to transform your wardrobe with just three easy looks.

By Maya Wyszynski
With Mother's Day coming up (and to keep myself from going crazy in isolation) I decided to give mum a wardrobe makeover.
I thought it'd be a fun activity for us to do together and helpful to reorganise her wardrobe. Plus, Mum had a ball being my model for a day!
I styled three looks for events and situations suitable for my mother - when she's out and about, running her business, or staying comfy at home.
Keep on scrolling to see how the three looks turned out and where you can find Mother's Day ideas for your mum!

Look 1: Relaxed, at-home goddess

My mum Regina kindly offered her modelling expertise... along with our sleepy pup Tosia! Here she models the first look, which I've called 'at-home goddess'. Image: AWW
It's all about that relaxed, effortless look. I've opted for an oversized shirt and pair back with a wide-leg pant. Team that with a flowing coat and slip-on mules.
My mum loves the oversize look, but worries it may overwhelm her small frame. I pointed out the trick is to finding the perfect midrise pant - look for a higher waistline and a hemline that sits just above the ankle.
I think the warm apricot tone is really lovely and compliments mum's complexion. The tie-around the jacket can cinch her in a bit, if she feels she needs a bit more shape.
Scroll down to see how I built this look!
Zara flowing coat with belt, $169.
Get it from their online store. Image: Zara
Zara blouse with contrast button, $69.95
Order one here. Image: Zara
Elka Collective pant, $169
Purchase it here. Image: Elka Collective
Senso loafers, $275
Click here to see if your size is in stock. Image: Senso
Specsavers Ellery glasses, 2 pairs for $199
Browse this and many other styles here. Image: Specsavers

Look 2: On the go

Mum models my second look, for busy mums who are (usually) always on the go. Image: AWW
I jazzed up mum's run-around look with a classic black pant, stripe top and on-trend sneakers.
Not only will this sneaker sock create an illusion of longer, leaner legs, but it will also give mum the comfort to run around town.
Mum loved the sneakers and thought they were really comfortable. I know she's a fan of tights around the house, but worries they're too tight for when she's out and about.
The trick is to team with an oversized top that will cover the mid tummy and thigh area.
Complete this look with a lightweight trench which she'll be able to wear for seasons to come.
Below are my suggestions for a look this.
UNIQLO striped T-shirt, $19.90
Purchase it here. Image: UNIQLO
UNIQLO coat, $79.90
Find it online here. Image: UNIQLO
Intimo pleated pant, $179.50
Check if your size is available here, before stocks last! Image: Trenery
Zara sock boots, $69.95
See if mum's size is in stock here. Image: Zara
Sebastian Says macrame dog lead, $70
Match your pooch to their favourite colour here. Image: Sebastian Says

Look 3: Working mum

Word got out about our shoot... and our second furry friend, Lola, showed up! Mum was happy to share the spotlight as she modelled my working mum look. Image: AWW
Keep the look sophisticated with a crisp white shirt and check trousers.
It can be hard to convince a parent that the blazer doesn't have to match the pant... That said, mum had loads of fun playing around with the different prints and textures with this look.
My best tip is to keep to three colours in a look, and to stick to similar tones when styling. But have fun with it! This winter I'm ditching black for a neutral colour palette.
See my suggestions below!
Aje smock shirt, $275
Check it out online here. Image: Aje
Zara checked blazer, $139
Order one online here. Image: Zara
Forever New belted pant, $109.99
Find it online here. Image: Forever New
Mimco neck scarf, $49.95
Browse this and other styles online here. Image: Mimco
Wittner soft leather ankle boot, $280
Check if mum's size is in stock here. Image: Wittner

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