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Provide Fashion-Forward Moms a Refresh this Mother’s Day with this Appealing Apparel


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While fashion is probably the last thing on people’s minds after the year we’ve all just had, the world is opening up, and the desire to look good is growing. From finally getting that long-awaited haircut to scheduling other postponed beauty services, people—moms included—are looking for a bit of an update. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, you may be struggling with what to gift mom. A wardrobe refresh may be in order. Although most people have embraced a more casual look due to spending more time at home, there are plenty of comfy options that can help her up her style game. Here are some of our favorites.    

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Aktiv 8848 Altitude Thorn Pant ($125)

This sustainable Scandinavian brand captures a minimalist Nordic feel while delivering both form and function. For moms who are always on the go, the Thorn Pant is a go-to for hiking, outdoor adventure, and everyday life. Made of a light performance material with four-way stretch, the pant features two hip pockets with durable YKK zippers and a smart integrated leg pocket for her phone. The quick-drying fabric is breathable and 100 percent fluorocarbon free. With a flattering and stylish fit, the Thorn Pant, which comes in small, medium, and large, is a must for any wardrobe.   

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Alo Alolux Glimpse Long Sleeve ($68)

Perfect for chillier days, this stylish and versatile long-sleeved top features a high-low hem with extreme side slits. Pre-washed to give it a cozy lived-in look, it will continue to age and pill with each wash. Available in nine colors, this pullover is made from the company’s signature Alolux fabric, which sports a soft, cashmere-like feel. It’s like wrapping your mom in a warm hug.

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Athleta Camo Farallon Jogger ($108)

Promoting a strong message of female empowerment, Athleta has always supported women’s participation in sports and athletics. The company recently wooed Olympic gold-winning gymnast Simone Biles away from Nike with an endorsement deal thanks to its female-friendly philosophy. For moms who believe in supporting other women, this brand will resonate. The Camo Farallon Jogger, made of cotton and spandex, features a stylish look and has an adjustable drawcord, two front stash pockets, one coin pocket, and one back pocket. They come in a variety of sizes, ranging from XXS to 3X. Soft and comfortable, these camouflage sweatpants will help mom make a fashion statement.

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Crane & Lion All Season Wrap Sweater ($250)

Perfect for all seasons, this wrap sweater can be dressed up or down. It is made in Los Angeles from 100 percent virgin Merino wool, which is known as nature’s performance fabric. It helps to regulate temperature, resist odor, and wick away moisture. Merino wool also helps garments retain their shape, even after years of wear and tear. The sweater, available in three inspired New England hues—Maple, Harbor (a blue), and Gray Lady—features drop-shoulder seams and fitted sleeves. It is sophisticated and versatile, perfect for mom to wear to yoga or a night out on the town.

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OuterKnown S.E.A. Suit Shortall ($148)

Ideal for moms who are always on the go, this lightweight romper from OuterKnown, a sustainable apparel company co-founded by professional surfer Kelly Slater, is made of a soft organic cotton and linen blend. It comes with plenty of pockets, which are always welcome. Available in seven colors, it comes in a range of sizes, from XS to XL. S.E.A. stands for Social and Environmental Accountability, so mom can feel good about wearing a brand that prioritizes sustainability and is free from harmful synthetic cotton used to grow conventional cotton. The natural corozo buttons are made from tagua nuts gathered from the forest floor and serve as a better alternative to plastic. She’ll also appreciate the fact that it can be thrown in the wash for easy care. These casual and comfy shortalls will have mom dressed and out the door in minutes.

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Summersalt The Softest French Terry Jogger and Relaxed Crew ($80, $65)

When working from home, running errands around town, or binging on Netflix, moms will want to live in this comfy ensemble. Providing next-level comfort, the soft sweats and cozy pullover come in nine colors, including our favorite Pink Sky and Blue Horizon Tie Dye. Made from eco-friendly TENCEL, the soft terry fabric is lightweight and oh so soft. Sizes range from XS to 2X. It’s an effortless look that she’ll return to time and again.

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Prana Scheena Shirt ($79)

For moms who like nothing more than spending a day at the beach, this long-sleeved tunic serves as the perfect cover-up. The relaxed fit and mid-thigh length also provides some additional sun protection. Made of 100 percent sustainable TENCEL Modal fabric, the comfy shirt is versatile enough to wear off the beach or away from the pool, as well. Available in three colors, it comes with on-seam hand pockets so mom can stash her keys or phone while on the move.

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Voice of Insiders Energy Moto Sweatpants ($130)

Tech-savvy moms will love this brand, which is focused on functionality and fabric technology. Partnering with sustainability innovators, Voice of Insiders is striving to minimize its impact on the environment while incorporating the latest fabric advances. In this case, these moto-inspired sweatpants are made of a four-way stretch double knit fabric that uses Celliant technology, which harnesses and recycles the body’s energy. Through the use of minerals and proprietary ingredients that are embedded into the fabric’s fibers, the technology transforms the body’s heat into full-spectrum infrared energy. It is then infused back into the body, where it has been clinically proven to enhance tissue oxygen levels, enhance sleep, and improve athletic performance. Beyond that, the sweatpants are comfy and perfect for running around town.

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About The Author

Heather, co-founder of Well Defined and the former editor-in-chief of American Spa, is an award-winning journalist and content strategist, skilled in writing, copyediting, and media relations. She is also a freelance writer and has contributed to Elite Traveler, Islands, Kiwi, Luxury Travel Advisor, Organic Spa, Porthole Cruise, Travel Agent,,,, and, in addition to various custom publications. She is frequently called upon to comment on various spa and wellness trends for various media outlets.