Mother’s Day is tomorrow, Sunday May 14th! It’s a little too late to ship Mother’s Day gifts, but motherly advice and wisdom is the gift that keeps on giving! In the spirit of the holiday, we decided to tap some of our favorite fashionable moms to get their advice on life and style.
Read below from a few of our faves:

1. Crystal Streets: Jewelry Designer and Stylist.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received from your mom?
“My mother was an amazing entrepreneur. I learned my entrepreneurship from her. She told me, ‘While you’re young, go hard. When you get older, and you take a loss, it’s harder to bounce back.’ As an entrepreneur, your business is all on you. Your livelihood is dependent on you. Your losses are harder than if you were working for someone else. I used to take so many risks. I’m way more intentional now. I’m just wiser in every aspect of my life.”

What is the best fashion advice you’ve ever received from your mother?
“My mom taught me how to make it my own. She was very savvy and fashionable when I was young. She was a little more over the top than me (floor length furs). She was very flashy. I’m a tad bit more [subdued]. I think because I was a stylist, I immersed myself in wardrobe, and I think I’m over it. She taught me how to make things my own. You don’t have to spend crazy amounts of money on brand name clothes. If you’re fresh, you can take whatever and make it fab. “

What life advice do you give to your child/children?
“I tell my daughter to just always be herself. Always be authentic no matter what. People respect that. When you’re always yourself and confident in who you are, you have nothing to prove. Be confident and be strong and always be true to herself. Don’t give a fuck what people think about you. Do you. It takes a certain personality. Don’t get caught up. Man up. Be strong, be independent, be yourself, and don’t worry about what people think about you. Be you.”

What fashion advice/mantra do you abide by? What style advice do you offer to your child/children?
Dress for your body type. Don’t follow trends. Fit is the most important thing in terms of making something your own. When something fits perfectly [you look great]. Instead of dressing trendy, dress for your body type. You’ll always look stunning no matter.

2. Yandy Smith: Reality Star and Entrepreneur


What is the best advice you’ve ever received from your mom?
“The best advice my mom has given me in the past 2-3 years would be : There’s always tomorrow. The downs , the hardships , struggles, those things may be happening today , but tomorrow it might be a peak . So never get up caught in today’s valleys when tomorrow can be full of peaks and success stories.”

What is the best fashion advice you’ve ever received from your mother?
“My mom is very conservative , so she always says ‘you can be sexy without selling sex’, and to make sure that ‘the clothes I’m wearing is from the rooms I want to be in’”

What life advice do you give to your child/children?
“Be unique, a leader, and it’s super important to be the best you, YOU can be . No one else can be you.”

What fashion advice/mantra do you abide by? What style advice do you offer to your child/children?
“Because they’re young, I want them to create the styles, create the moments and vibes and not get caught up in what everyone else is wearing ; once again, be an individual. A cool little story , Omere wanted to wear all the super heros one day for school, so he wore a batsman hoodie , spider man shirt , ninja turtle shorts and Garfield shoes and he went to school so happy because he was the best most powerful super hero and THAT was perfect for me and him.”

3. Misa Hylton: Stylist and Entrepreneur

What is the best advice you’ve ever received from your mom?

“My mother did not give me a lot of advice, however she did something more powerful she modeled being a kind and giving person. She makes everyone feel loved and important. She made birthdays and holidays feel special! She is so thoughtful. My mother is also a great cook and loves to feed everyone! She makes you feel welcome and she connects in a way that you always remember. My home has become filled with the same energy. My children’s friends always come over and have a great time.”

What is the best fashion advice you’ve ever received from your mother?

“I had a mind of my own, a sort of fashion rebel.. however, I learned to embrace our Japanese culture through wardrobe from my Mom. I have been wearing Kimonos my whole life! They are even part of the decor in my home. “

What life advice do you give to your child/children?

“I have taught my children that they can accomplish anything they desire too. The only thing standing between them and their dreams is mindset. A lot of my advice and support comes from an empowering and spiritual place. I encourage my children to enjoy the journey, have patience, and to be kind to themselves and others. My children know that I am their biggest supporter and I will always be there, whether it is to wipe tears or hold their hand whenever they need me! We have a no judgment zone. I teach them to be clear on their intention, learn, and grow through all experiences. Life is a rendezvous!”

What fashion advice/mantra do you abide by? What style advice do you offer to your child/children?

“My fashion advice is always to embrace who you are, and be confident in everything they want to create. That is truly being fly. I teach my children that their unique style is their way of making the world interesting and colorful.”
4. Ashley North: Stylist

What is the best advice you’ve ever received from your mom?
“The best advice I ever received from my mom is learning how to balance my career and my family. My mother was a working mother as well. She always tells me that when you are feeling overwhelmed in life, to prioritize your family and the rest will fall into place and I have definitely found that to be true.”

What is the best fashion advice you’ve ever received from your mother?
“My mother gave taught me how to mix highs and lows. She taught me about the right pieces to buy higher end and what you should buy at a bargain and mixing the two to create a look.”

What life advice do you give to your child/children?
“For my 6 year old daughter Charly, I try to instill in her to be proud of who she is and stand firm in her integrity. I feel like self doubt and insecurities start at a young age so my goal is to combat that as early as possible and make her feel proud of the things that make her unique.”

What fashion advice/mantra do you abide by? What style advice do you offer to your child/children?
“#1. You can never go wrong with black #2. Be true to your own personal style. Never be so caught up in “trends” that you lose sight of your own style voice. I love giving my older daughter the opportunity to express herself through her wardrobe. She loves dresses & bright colors. However, I step in from time to time to show her how to make it cohesive.”

5. Vanessa Simmons: Designer and Entrepreneur

What is the best advice you’ve ever received from your mom?
“To take things day by day , appreciate and live in each moment fully , she actually gave me this advice in reference to when I was pregnant , I ended up applying it to my life as well , it helps make me a lot more grateful for everything. And to drink lots of water and wear sunscreen everyday for the fountain of youth.”

What is the best fashion advice you’ve ever received from your mother?
“That styles always come back around , so when I’m looking for inspiration when designing or dressing to look back through the different eras and add a modern twist.”
What life advice do you give to your child/children?
“To be herself and love who she is :)”

What fashion advice/mantra do you abide by? What style advice do you offer to your child/children?

“My design partner Candice Cuoco always says she doesn’t design clothes for girls to feel pretty, but rather for them to feel powerful! I love that and totally agree we should be dressing to conquer! My daughter is only 3 and already into picking out what she wants to wear , so I let her have fun with her fashion , there was actually a day she went back and forth with me because she didn’t want to wear a fringe vest I picked out for her , she wanted to wear a long cardigan and faux fur coat and it actually looked pretty cute! Her latest thing is dressing up like her favorite princesses and super heros”


So cute!
These kernels of wisdom and pictures are so touching! I love it!
How about you? What’s the best life and fashion advice you’ve ever received from your mom?

And from the Fashion Bomb Daily staff to yours, we wish you a Happy Mother’s Day!



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Advice, Ashley North, Crystal Streets, Holiday, Misa Hylton Brim, Mother’s Day, The Bomb Life, Vanessa Simmons

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