Raise your hand if you've ever snuck into your mother's closet, when she wasn't looking, and tried on her clothes. I certainly did. When I was in high school I would wait for the right time to raid my mom's closet hoping to find a one-of-a-kind statement piece that my friends would "oooh & awww" over. I would grab a couple of items, run to my room, and try to squeeze into my mom's size 2 flare pants. As always, she would catch me and I would be in trouble for stealing her clothes. I'd say to her, "What good is it sitting in your closet when I can get use out of it?!"
Fast forward to now. I've learned that stealing my mother"s clothes is not okay (just ASK). I've also learned that my mom's style had a huge influence on me growing up. We used to go through old photos of her and my dad when they were young and I thought she had the raddest style ever. 70's fashion has managed to stick around and I don't see it going away anytime soon.
Here is my mom, right around the time she moved from Japan to Portland. She's surrounded by a sea of sandals, for some reason, looking effortlessly cool and casual. She rocked long flowing hair with high waisted flares and big belts. The ultimate 70's chic. - Michelle Conrad - Women's Marketing Social Media Coordinator
Keep reading to take a look at the mom’s who have paved the way for our Women's Marketing Team & Women’s Design.
Megan LeBrasseur – Women’s Design Director
This is my mom in 1974 when she moved to San Francisco after college to pursue her career as an interior designer.
"Measure twice, cut once" is the first quote from my mom that comes to mind, because she taught me how to sew my own clothes when I couldn't find what I wanted to wear in stores. My mom influenced my style by passing down her passion for design, and just making things in general. She is a talented artist, seamstress, musician, gardener and interior designer!
Lynn Tallman – Global Senior Development Manager
The pigtails, cropped tee & flared jeans are a 70's staple that we simply cannot live without. Lynn's mom rocked this look!
Gina Turpel – Women’s Marketing Director
This is my mom in 1975 with my dad in front of their Alfa Romeo sports car. I have always loved her style. She often puts together looks that include a mix of designer labels, vintage as well as pieces found from globally and local artisans. In this white suit she channels Bianca Jagger while making it the style all her own. Inspiration at it's finest.
Nicole Spencer – Women’s Marketing Coodinator
My mom's Hawaii 70's style is a life long style goal for me - Effortless and simple with a nod to the iconic decade. She traded in the aloha prints, slippers and muumuus for denim jumpsuits, tank tops, flowy blouses & her favorite raggedy high waisted bell bottoms. On the weekends you could find her bronzing on the beach or crocheting her own bikinis.
Here are 70’s styles from Volcom Women's that you and your mom will both love!
High & Waisted Flare Jeans
Deep South Dress
Lived In Fleece Shorts
Mista Fried Crew
Wild Meadow Sweater
I Would Pants
Posted on 05/04/16