Mother Knows Best

Sometimes when we see certain pieces of clothing, no matter how much we like them, all we can think about is how much our mom would hate them. When we
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Sometimes when we see certain pieces of clothing, no matter how much we like them, all we can think about is how much our mom would hate them. When we
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Sometimes when we see certain pieces of clothing, no matter how much we like them, all we can think about is how much our mom would hate them. When we crush on white coats we hear, "It's going to get dirty!" When we eye dresses and skirts with distressed hems, "You don't want to buy a dress that looks like it got ripped!" comes to mind. The more expensive the item in question, the more the pragmatic mom critique rings true. So although we kind of love these cotton and cashmere elbow-length fingerless gloves from Zero Maria Cornejo, we can't push thoughts of "How are those going to keep your hands warm?" and "Why would you pay $163 for gloves that have holes in the fingers and wouldn't even keep you warm?" out of our head. We know she's right. But do you ever get to throw caution (and warmth) to the winds when it comes to winter fashion? --ALISON COOL