Rachel Roy, designer and mother of two beautiful girls (Tallulah, 4, and Ava, 12), draws inspiration in both roles from her own mother, Ruth Roy. “My mother is the most kind, gentle, unassuming woman I know,” Roy shares. “It’s from her that I learned the grace and beauty that comes [with] a quiet dignity.”
It is also from mom where the designer gets her innate sense of style: “When I was a child, she would wear a camel trench with a chocolate snakeskin belt as a dress, which was one of the most chic and yet most understated looks. To this day I design a trench dress in each of my collections.”
In celebration of Mother’s Day, we asked Roy to share her chic mom essentials to get you inspired. Take a look at her top 10 favorites here.