“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” —Maya Angelou
Mother’s Day has been celebrated in the United States for over 100 years. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. “Her campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War and created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world."
Ann Reeves Jarvis was unapologetic in her conviction and commitment to service. Her daughter’s recognition of that is truly a testimate to it being SO engrained in who she was. What is (or was) your mother unapologetic about? Was it her sense of humor? Her obsession with you? Her particular style?
At A.K. Rikk's, we are experts in styling and supporting our clients to be unapologetically themselves. No matter your mom's personal style, we’d love to help you honor and support her during this Mother’s Day season. Yes, we should be celebrating our loved ones every day, but taking the space to be intentional and acknowledging what makes them so special, unique, and unapologetically themselves is a tribute worthy of our time. You will find hand picked recommendations from our stylists below.
The Unapologetically Bohemian Mom
Bohemian style, often referred to as “boho” or “boho chic” is a style of dressing that was popularized during the 1960s and 1970s. The essence of bohemian is focusing on free and flowy fabrics. This style also emphasizes concern for the environment so natural fabrics and used clothing are commonly worn. Bohemian style also emphasizes finding clothing that makes you feel in harmony with yourself and with nature. Your mom is a carefree woman who loves to express herself through pattern. Click HERE for recommendations for your Unapologetically Bohemian Mom.
The Unapologetically Edgy Mom
Edgy is a word people use to describe style that pushes boundaries of what is usually worn. Often it means showing some rebelliousness or freedom from expectations. Your mom loves leather jackets, band t-shirts, and may have experimented in unnatural hair colors/styles at some point in her life. Your mom is a bonafide badass. Click HERE for recommendations for your Unapologetically Edgy Mom.
The Unapologetically Natural Mom
Your mom strays away from fussy fashion. She likes letting her hair dry naturally or throwing on a hat. Her clothes are softly tailored, loose with a bit of structure. She’s extremely practical and effortless. She likes easy garments with very few details, but high in quality. She might not wear makeup, but if she does, it’s extremely minimal. Your mom is a natural beauty inside and out. Click HERE for recommendations for your Unapologetically Natural Mom.
The Unapologetically Preppy Mom
The Preppy Mom is extremely polished- think pastel polos and colors and boat shoes. She is clean cut and always presents herself in the right way. She is polite and graceful in social settings and gets an A+ for proper etiquette. Click HERE for recommendations for your Unapologetically Preppy Mom.
The Unapologetically Glam Mom
Glam is, of course, short for glamorous. Think fur coats, statement jewelry, and girly heels. Glam looks tend to emphasize femininity and more ornate details. Your mom isn’t afraid to wear heels- even when on the go with kids. Click HERE for recommendations for your Unapologetically Glam Mom.
How will you celebrate your unapologetic mom this Mother’s Day? Let us help you by setting up and appointment with a Personal Shopper. Tell them a little bit about her and what makes her unique. They will pull a variety of options before you step foot in the store. Let our experts serve you so you can have more time WITH the one you love.