Motherhood is challenging and rewarding, tiring and life-giving, underrated and always should be celebrated. Whether you’re celebrating your mom, grandmother, special aunt or even your own motherhood on May 12, you’ll want to be dressed for the occasion.

Keeping in mind that everyone celebrates differently, casual or formal affairs, there are outfit options for you no matter what you’re doing on Mother’s Day. When you go to your closet and consider what to wear, use this as your guide.

Also, consider this your reminder to buy a card, some chocolates and a pretty bouquet!


Flea market or BBQ

Second hand casual outfit

Maybe your Mother’s Day plans include visiting a local farmer’s or flea market or a casual bar-b-que. You’ll want to look casual but still like you’ve put some thought into your outfit. We love the color of this Lularoe dress. Pairing the dress with a classic jean jacket, such as this one from Maurices, only makes the colors pop more because blue and orange are complimentary colors. Add some strappy flats, a straw Panama hat and a fun bag like a round rattan purse and you’ll score some major style cred.


Second hand plus-size blouse and second hand NWT jeans


This plus-size outfit is also perfect for Mother’s Day. This new-with-tags top from Zac & Rachel has beautiful detailing in the sleeves and pairs well with these dark jeans from Earl Jean, which are also NWT. We also like how the shape of the bell sleeves is duplicated in the legs of the jeans. It creates a great silhouette when paired with a casual pair of heels or wedges. Finish your look with a small cross-body purse and bold-colored, statement earrings.


Church and brunch

Second hand Lilly Pulitzer dress

Attending church and then a Mother’s Day brunch? What a great way to celebrate togetherness and motherhood! A dress is perfect for a church and brunch outfit, and you simply can’t go wrong with this eye-catching printed piece from Lilly Pulitzer. Slip on some nude heels and pair it with an oversized clutch and you’re set!


Second hand Mother's Day outfit


We also really like the feminine colors found in this Roz & Ali dress. A classic sheath dress like this is really flattering on all body shapes, which is always a bonus. If it’s chilly, pair it up with a coordinating cardigan to keep it dressy, like this NWT option from Dana Buchman, and you have yourself a perfectly chic brunch outfit.



Second hand hiking outfit

Sometimes the great outdoors is just the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day. Get outside with your family (or heck, by yourself works, too), get the blood flowing and breath deep. Dressing in layers is highly recommended for changing environments (think shaded and cool to open and hot). We like this hoodie from Old Navy because when it heats up, you can remove the layer and tie it around your waist. The Under Armour tank underneath is a great base layer because it keeps you cool by whisking away moisture. The NWT shorts from The North Face are a great hiking outfit base in a perfect neutral color. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

— Team reStitch


P.S. We see you, mamas, and we appreciate you! What are you doing to celebrate Mother’s Day this year? Tell us about it! Share on social and tag it using #reStitch.