By Stephanie, Buffalo Exchange Tucson
Everyone thanks those who influenced their style or taught them how to dress, but how about the people that supported their style choices?
My mom has been the top style supporter extraordinaire. I’ve been through many fashion phases and never once did my mom stop me. The first time I wanted to bleach streaks in my hair, she made the appointment. When I wanted to go thrifting to find Boy Scout tops and vintage dresses, she called it creative. Never once did she wince at a layer of my hot pink hair or frown during my phase with punky eyeliner. The year I decided to make my own clothing, she helped me sew in the zippers and told all her friends that her daughter was learning to sew. Not only did her support encourage my sense for fashion, but she’s been the biggest cheerleader in my creative endeavors. She is always proud of whatever I do and the life choices I have made. I would have never made it to where I am today without her support. I think you know you have a great mom when you hope that you can be the exact same for your kids.
So mom, if you’re reading this consider the fun styles and outfits I wear as a tribute to you and your encouragement of creativity. Most of all, thank you for supporting all of my fashion phases! You’re the best. Happy Mother’s Day!