New York fashion week in February kicked off the spring and summer trends, but some of the season's hottest looks can be daunting. Neon brights, graphic prints - they look fabulous on supermodels on the catwalk, but they'd look ridiculous on you, right? Wrong. You can wear those tricky trends at any age, just make a few tweaks and you'll be fine:
For daughters: stick with solid colors and pair it with a flirty top, a'la Sienna Miller style. Don't forget to add sky-high wedges to add to your leg length.
For Moms: Forget the sky-high wedges, you don't want to look like a lady of the evening. Grab yourself some cute flats (animal print maybe) and find yourself some of those new black Lycra leggings (the ones that don't SHINE and show off every ripple) and top it off with a longer style knit tunic top in a solid color. The idea is to cover the bum.
For Daughters: Avoid tight Lycra tops and dresses that always look cheap in any kind of print. Keep the tops drapey. This season, A-line mini dresses are a must-have. Wear with chunky, statement jewelery. Just remember: when choosing your mini, it's still important to wear lengths that flatter.
For Moms: Opt for subtle prints rather than big and bold... you don't want to look like a tourist. A simple shift dress looks great in a graphic print, or if you are not so brave, just pick some fabulous bold accessories to wear with neutrals. For older Moms skirt lengths should be kept just above the knee. If you feel confident about your waist line, belt it with one of the wider styles.
For Daughters: Skinny jeans are still the rage, topped with a long tunic for a slimming effect. All jeans are hitting higher at the waist, but slightly below the belly button is still a hipper look.
For Moms: Choose a "skinny" fit, but with a boot cut for balance. The real skinny jeans make mid sections appear larger. Look for a stretch jean with stomach and rear support for a "skinnier" look. Long tunics are great for Moms too. This is one item you can share!
For Daughters: Lips are nude, skin looks clean and eyes pop with all over shimmer and shine. The drama in spring's makeup is with shadow and liner that make eyes pop.
For Moms: Moms need a little more color on their lips, but the light covering of foundation with just a little blush works well too. You can still add some shimmer on the eyelids, but don't go overboard. Place it on the brow bone or on the inside corners of eyelid.
For Daughters and Moms: Ballet flats are back and none too soon. They're adorable on daughters and a bunion-saver for Moms. Either of you can wear them in bright colors with casual short pants, or in metallic with light, flowy skirts just below the knee.
Overall, Moms should keep an eye on what's hot for their daughters this spring, then temper it down for themselves, keeping in mind how their coloring and body shape has changed over the years. Copy your daughter's freshness and creativity - just tone it down for a more refined look.