Mother-Daughter Fashion Never Looked So Good

Great style runs in the family. It used to be that daughters were going through their mom's closets, but now more moms are ransacking their daughters' closets.

"Good Housekeeping" fashion sirector Aretha Busby offered tips on how mothers and daughters can wear similar styles and still stay "age appropriate."


The best part about these cropped pants is the price; they're only $40! Plus, they're a great late summer/early fall transition piece.

Mom's Outfit

Women of a certain age are worried about coverage, so we wanted to give some of that but still make it fun. We also gave mom a wrap sweater to give it some style.

"I.N.C." White Button Shirt, $59

"Laundry by Shelli Segal" Teal Halter, $160

"Style & Co." Plaid Capri, $40

"Hype" Suede Pointy Boots, $200

Daughter's Outfit

We gave her a teal blue short sleeve crochet cardigan over a lace-trim tank, making the pants a bit more fun and playful. We're showing them with boots, but you can wear them with sling-backs as well.

Turquoise Short Sleeve Cardigan, City Unltd., $79

Turquoise V-neck Lace Tank, Style & Co., $29

Style & Co. Plaid Capri, $40

Lace Up Boots, Michael Kors, $279


This jacket is the perfect piece to throw over a pair of pants or a dress to add some shine to your outfit.

Mom's Outfit

It lends a bit more style than a traditional blazer. You can also dress up your outfit nicely because it has some shine. It's not your typical boxy leather jacket so it makes it more flattering and versatile.

Brown Leather Collarless Jacket, Alfani, $149

Red Cap Sleeve Tee, Anne Klein, $150

Chocolate Trouser, Elie Tahari, $248

Chocolate Pointy-Toe Ankle Boot, Stuart Weitzman, $325

Hoop Earrings, Lucky Brand, $25

Leaf Earrings, Lucky Brand, $22

Red Paisley Scarf with Fringe, Ralph Lauren $50

Daughter's Outfit

We gave her a flirty red dress paired with high chocolate boots. Her look is a bit more daring and a bit more sexy.

Brown Leather Collarless Jacket, Alfani, $149

Red Print Faux-Wrap Front Dress, London Times $99

Dark Brown Knee High Boot, Alfani $119

Necklace, Sigrid Olsen $44


Believe it or not, chartreuse is a great color for late summer/early fall, and these pants have a very easy fit.

Mom's Outfit

We paired it with a matching blazer and tie-front silk patterned blouse for a look that's more polished and tailored.

Herringbone Pant, Ellen Tracy, $348

Herringbone Jacket, Ellen Tracy $498

Camel Pointy Toe Pump, Calvin Klein $100

Silk Print Sleeveless Blouse, Linda Allard Ellen Tracy $198

Daughter's Outfit

We gave her a printed camisole and a bright blue cardigan, which are perfect for a casual Friday or more relaxed work environment.

Herringbone Pant, Ellen Tracy $348

Choc Suede Pointy-Toe Pump w/ Tassel, Stuart Weitzman $255

Print Tank, City Unltd., $59

Turquoise Cardigan, City Unltd. $79


This skirt has sewn-down pleats, which gives it a great slimming effect and an A-Link skirt works on everyone.

Mom's Outfit

We gave her the cashmere V-Neck over a sheer blouse. Her look is classic and sophisticated.

Grey Blouse with Tank, Alfani $69

Lavender Sweater, Linda Allard Ellen Tracy $178

Grey, Dana Buchman $111

Black Pointy-Toe Heel, Coach $195

Daughter's Outfit

We gave her an eggplant suede jacket and printed ruffle top with sleek motorcycle boots for a more funky/hip look.

Purple Dot Ruffle Wrap Short Sleeve Top, Alfani, $69

Purple Suede Jacket, Alfani, $149

Grey Skirt, Dana Buchman, $111

Black Pointy Heeled Motorcycle Boot, Michael Kors, $249