Five staffers styled their moms (and themselves) in the best new-season buys on Spree. Each one proved successful in their knowledge of their mother’s personal style, serving plenty looks to love. See and shop them here, and do try this at home.

Photographed by Tatyana Levana

 

Sindi Mkhize, Digital Designer, styles Vuyiswa Vera Mkhize, Senior Manager, Primary Health Clinics

Sindi
Describe your mom’s style.
Street casual style.

How did you style your mom and why?
I picked an outfit that I know my mom would never have chosen. Getting her out of her comfort zone was so much fun. I knew this look would look good on her, and styling her is something I’ve always wanted to do, so I’m glad I got the chance. She looks hip and it portrays the cool mama she is.

Vuyiswa
Describe your everyday sense of style.
As a senior manager, I have to dress formally since I work in a corporate environment.

What do you think about the look you were styled in? Would you wear it in real life?
This was a very funky style that I would wear every weekend, just as a relief from the corporate style. I feel very relaxed and comfortable in this look.

Do you shop online and why?
Oh yes, I do almost all my shopping online as it is more convenient for me. I do not have time to go out to the malls for shopping, which helps avoid compulsive shopping. Another advantage with online shopping, especially with Spree online, is that you get all the accesories like shoes and bags to match your outfit all at once.

 

Nicci Groenmeyer, Senior Content Producer, styles Noreen Groenmeyer, Senior Software Developer

Nicci
Describe your mom’s style.
My mom has a very interesting sense of style and is always surprising me. Recently she’s really gotten into prints and glitter/sparkles, which I like to think is because of me. She’s definitely starting to take more fashion risks.

How did you style your mom and why?
I wanted her to wear a something she felt comfortable and sexy in, but that was also modern.

Noreen
Describe your everyday sense of style.
Smart casual.

What do you think about the look you were styled in? Would you wear it in real life?
I thought it was sexy and sassy. I’d definitely wear it.

Do you shop online and why?
Yes – saves me time to do other fun things on weekends – out of the shops.

 

Daniël Geldenhuys, The Thread Editor, styles Ronél Geldenhuys, Radio Drama Director

Daniël
Describe your mom’s style. 
In a word – vibrant.

How did you style your mom and why?
I wanted this look to be very true to my mother’s lifestyle and the things she loves to wear. The puffer is because, as you’re reading this, she’s turning up her heater. She loves a great pair of jeans, so I wanted her to experience the joy of the side stripe. She’s forever complaining about her handbag being too heavy, so I’m sure she’d be pleased with a great waist bag. Most importantly: she’s not afraid to take risks and enjoys a sense of fun in her dressing, so I chose the scuba shoes (Hello discovery! Hello fashion! Hello Balenciaga vibes!) to tie it all together and make the look memorable.

Ronél
Describe your everyday sense of style. 
I love comfort, fun and surprise. Every season I look for one thing that will make me smile when I wear it.

What do you think about the look you were styled in? Would you wear it in real life?
Absolutely, yes! My son styled me and he knows me well. I particularly fell in love with the ‘ugly’ shoes and the open-shoulder jersey. Truth is, you cannot separate me from my puffer jackets in winter. The comfort and the snugness just seduces me. It was the best invention since the wheel.

Do you shop online and why?
I did once. The brave move paid off and I will do it again.

 

Giselle Esau, Senior Channel Manager: Brands and Collaborations, styles Joy Esau, Financial Advisor


Giselle
Describe your mom’s style. 
A class act. Feminine with a red lip.

How did you style your mom and why?
My mom is a bombshell dresser everyday. I just highlighted this fact with a red wrap dress I knew she would love.

Joy
Describe your everyday sense of style. 
Feminine, stylish.

What do you think about the look you were styled in? Would you wear it in real life?
I loved the sophisticated look. I would definitely wear it.

Do you shop online and why?
Yes I shop online all the time. I love that I can shop anytime of day or night and return items easily.

 

Nicholus Ngimkhethile Sithole, Intern, styles Khanyisile Mbongwa, Art Curator

Nicholus
Describe your mom’s style. 
Key colour BLACK!!! My mother is into simplicity, but she must wear something that compliments her body and is well functional. The line of the work she’s in requires her to be active.

How did you style your mom and why?
First off, it’s really hard cause she is very precise about things, but I just used my intuition based on what I’ve seen in her wardrobe and what she generally likes.

Khanyisile
Describe your everyday sense of style. 
Anything black… utility overalls, jeans and t-shirts, tights, sneakers.

What do you think about the look you were styled in? Would you wear it in real life?
I really loved how my son dressed me. I like simplicity and functionality, even when I’m dressed up. I must always be able to pick up and drill.

Do you shop online and why?
I shop a lot online. As someone who travels a lot and generally has a busy schedule, I find myself scouting online for clothes: from people who sell vintage clothes online to brand stores.


Producer: Deryn King
Fashion editor: Daniël Geldenhuys
Hair and makeup: Natasha Papadopoulos & Lyndal Fitzgerald
Photographer’s Assistants: Alex Townsend & Jessica Lynn