Historically, my mom and I have hardly agreed on my fashion choices. Risqué hemlines, bold trends, skinny jeans, platform shoes—all of these things, at some point, have lived in my closet and been a significant part of my wardrobe rotation. My mother disapproved of each of them. You see, her style’s always erred on the timeless side, whereas I have had a tendency to try lots of different things until something sticks. But as I’ve grown older and gotten acquainted with my personal style, my tastes have begun to align with hers, skewing more classic and anti-trend rather than loud and daring.
Nowadays, when I find chic items throughout the work day and send them to my mom to get her thoughts, we agree on them far more than we disagree on them. Case in point: I texted her this morning with a link to H&M’s new fall drop full of classic, minimal, and wearable pieces for the upcoming season, and we both immediately started picking out items that we wanted. Out of all the ones that are still in stock (yes, the collection just launched, and yes, it’s already selling out), we shared affection for 99% of them, something I never would have expected could happen a decade ago.
See why, despite our 32-year age gap, my mom and I are both completely smitten with H&M’s fall arrivals below.