Every Friday in our column “Style Selec’tings” Kingstonstyle’s Fashion Editor, E. Hansen-McKnight, scours the web to give you the week’s best in clothing and accessories from web-savvy Jamaican stores and designers.
Mother’s Day is peeking its head around the weekend corner and giving you that skeptical look: Have you gotten your mother a gift yet? It’s ok Mom, we got this! There are plenty of gift ideas from local retailers to make Mom feel as special as she is. From the lavish to the thrifty, these retailers have something for everyone’s pocket, no matter how small or large. Check out my suggestions to help you make this year’s Mom’s day a memorable one.
Moms love jewellery right? Actually, non-moms love jewellery too. Pretty much everyone loves a shiny piece around their neck or wrist. Peace-is of Bianca is a great local designer for getting that one-of-a-kind accessory for Mom. Especially if your Mom loves a classic piece such as this decadent crystal and brass necklace. You can get a little funky around the wrist too with a metallic bracelet like this one from Reve Jewellery. Both are guaranteed to be pieces that leave an impression. If you ‘re looking to get an outfit for Mom so she can be comfy and chic, Style Savvy has plenty of styles but these two pieces are both youthful yet conservative for Mom: Style Savvy’s navy blue draw string pants or black jumpsuit with cap sleeves. They will look and feel awesome. For more great casual options, turn to Base Kingston & Belle to peep their new stock of sheer shirts and boho tops, or head to Club Intuition for a cool pair of slip-ons or a funky floral blazer. (more below…)
If you’re looking for something packed full of colour to capture the essence of Spring, why not peep the lovely printed maxi dresses at Flirt Boutique? Mom is sure to love the sophistication of the cut and the radiant colour. Head over to the Jae Jolly showroom today to see their new printed selection of wide-legged pants, because that ‘ish has universal likability. If Mom has more of a “hot gyal” style, duck in at Alter Ego to check out their playfully printed shorts from local designer MIM. For that Mom that is a shoe lover, Bridget Sandals are always a safe way to go, no doubt about that.
If you’re not sure what Mom’s size is, maybe it’s best to stick to a one size-fits-all gift, like this painted clutch from ASD Clothing or one of the numerous sleek styles from Soho Boutique’s handbag collection. If you just can’t handle the pressure or are really pulling together that pocket change, don’t stress! Kerry Man Woman Home has you covered with these adorable Mom’s Day cards. Just remember, Mom loves you so something as simple as a card reminding her how special she is and few flowers, is enough to make her day.