Mother-Daughter Closet Swap

These age-defying trends bridge the style gap between mother and daughter.

Réneise Francis May, 16, 2014

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Pleats can feel like back to school days when paired with flats, which is perfect if you're a student, but toss in sophisticated elements like a belted cardigan and sexy strap heels if you're all grown up.

Daughter: Dress, BCBGMaxAzria, $298, Head scarf, Foreign Exchange, $9, Earrings, Jennifer Fisher, $525, Necklace, Guess, $30, Plate necklace, Lulu's, $15, Bracelet, Steve Madden, $30, macy' Sandals, Ash, $295, NYC, 646-422-7098.

Mom: Dress, BCBGMaxAzria, $298, Cardigan, Uniqlo, $30, Earrings and necklace, Carolee, $32 and $65, Bloomingdale's. Belt, L.L. Bean, $35, Sandals, T.J. Maxx, $170, for store locations.

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Rock boyfriend jeans with your casual closet staples and comfortable wedges to avoid looking too trendy and more effortlessly fab.

Jeans, Dittos, $69, Sweater, DKNY Jeans, $90, Macy's. Tank, American Apparel, $15, Earrings, Sofia by Sofia Vergara, $10, Necklace, Prima donna, $13, Ring, Jennifer Fisher, $195, Wedges, Carlos by Carlos Santana, $89,

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A crop top adds a girly feel to boyfriend jeans, while sporty sneaker style wedges play up the Tom boy element.

Jeans, Dittos, $69, Sweater, Guess, $158, Earrings, Kendra Scott Jewelry, $45, Sneaker wedges, Lacoste, $200,

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Approach shorts the same way you would a skirt, keeping it sexy yet tasteful with a sleek shirt that shows less skin and balances the look. Let your legs be the main attraction.

Shorts, Calvin Klein, $70, Top, Asos, $72, Earrings and necklace, Jaclyn Smith, $13 for set, Clutch, Big Buddha, $65, Sandals, Nine West, $89,

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Crop tops are the perfect way to show off your high waist shorts, and flats feel fun, not overly sexy.

Shorts, Calvin Klein, $70, Top, Lulu's, $40, Headband, Forever21, $4, Earrings, Vince Camuto, $38, Necklace, BaubleBar, $32, Bracelet, Steve Madden, $22, Flats, Soludos, $36,

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Jean jackets give a youthful touch to typically serious pieces like a button down shirt.

Jacket, Jessica Simpson Collection, $69, Shirt, Uniqlo, $30, Skirt, Zara, $70, Earrings, R.J. Graziano, $35, Watch, Gossip, $24, Mules, Forever21, $37,

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Denim a fool proof solution to pair with anything –– even a wildly printed jumpsuit that's hard to match.

Jacket, Jessica Simpson Collection, $69, Jumpsuit, Eva Mendes exclusively at New York & Company, $77, Earrings, Foreign Exchange, $10, Bracelet, Steve Madden, $30, Sandals, Shellys London, $130,


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