How a Mother-Daughter Duo Styled One Capsule Two Ways
This month’s capsule features style expert Jordan White and her mom, Pamela. See how they styled the same pieces to match their unique personalities and wardrobe needs.
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This capsule is all about longevity and timelessness, so naturally, it features our beautiful, meticulously crafted Interweave pieces—knit styles that look like tweed but feel incredibly lightweight and stretchy. Thanks to their classic look, they can be styled in different ways throughout your life to match your preferences and dress code needs at that time.
“To me, a timeless piece is one that fits you perfectly,” says Jordan. “The tailoring has to be impeccable, and it has to be really well-made. And on top of that, it has to have that element of versatility—those pieces that you really love and wear all the time are going to be the pieces that your kids see and admire, and then you’ll end up passing them down. If it doesn’t feel special, then it’s not going to stick around.”
Here’s how Jordan and Pamela are wearing the Heirloom Capsule.
Tweed Two Ways
“I know myself and I know my mom, and we are both very comfortable in neutrals, especially black,” says Jordan. “I love that the Interweave pieces have some texture and pattern without being loud prints. They’re so versatile and really elevate your look by giving it an almost Parisian edge, which I’m always striving for.”
“I’m always looking for comfort in my clothing, because I work as a teacher,” explains Pamela. “Whatever I put on in the morning is what I’ll be wearing the entire day, and I found that both of the pieces [the Porter jacket and Krista skirt] were extremely comfortable and wearable. I’ve been looking for a suit for the last six months and haven’t really found something I like until now. I have some interviews coming up, and I know that I’ll wear this outfit.”
“When I first saw the Lilia jacket, I wasn’t sure,” says Pamela. “But then, when I put it on, I thought, ‘Wow. This really fits me well.’ I also love the cut of the James dress. I think it’s timeless, and you can dress it up or wear it more casually. That versatility is really important for the way that I wear clothes.”
“When I’m not wearing black, I always gravitate toward a light neutral, creamy palette, so I love the taupe/ivory Interweave color,” says Jordan. “I was surprised by how much I liked the Porter jacket—it’s long, but it doesn’t overwhelm my body, and it feels super wearable. In New York, I find myself wearing pants most of the time, because I don’t feel totally comfortable wearing a dress or a skirt on the subway, unless I have leggings underneath. I love that the Curie pant has that zipper at the bottom that allows me to play around with the styling. Plus, the fit is perfect, and they don’t ride up.”
Expanding Comfort Zones
“My mom lives in California, and the weather is so much nicer than it is here,” says Jordan. “It’s really hard to find a good pair of shorts that’s flattering and comfortable, but also polished. I was also excited for her to try this look, because she thinks she can’t pull off navy, but she totally can—it looks great on her! She seemed really comfortable in the whole outfit.”
“I could definitely wear this outfit to work,” adds Pamela. “The more casual, the better—but I still like to look polished.”
“I think what I love most about the pieces we chose is the versatility and how chic they are,” says Jordan. “As much as I love spending time thinking about what I’m going to wear in the morning, I don’t have as much time now that I’m a mom. And I know that my mom, between raising three kids and working, didn’t always have time for that either. With these well-made pieces, you’re not thinking, ‘Oh, this might rip in a meeting’ or ‘This is going to be bunching.’ Just knowing that you can depend on those clothes, they’re always chic, you’ll always get compliments, and you’ll be comfortable—that’s what we both love about the pieces. We’re obsessed.”