This 50-Year-Old Mum Went Viral on TikTok for Her Style—See Her 6 Essentials

As an avid lurker on fashion TikTok, my feed usually consists of trend predictions, thrifting hauls, and a plethora of outfits of the day. I usually find myself looking at the same slew of fashion people based in NYC or Copenhagen, but sometimes, I find someone with such impeccable style who makes me hit the follow button immediately. That was the case with Larissa Mills, who went viral after her daughter started posting her mum’s outfits that everyone, including me, wanted more of. At 50 years old, Mills is living proof that trends and style have absolutely no age limit. 

Mills’s outfits usually consist of relaxed silhouettes, elevated basics, and a variety of brands at high and low prices, from Cartier to Agolde. She has perfected effortless style, and I had to know more about it, so I reached out to Mills and asked for her go-to closet staples and the brands she resorts to often. Needless to say, her answers have given me a little more inspiration for my current wardrobe, and I know it’ll do the same for you. Keep scrolling to shop her closet staples and go-to brands.

“Comfort in my clothes is a staple. I like to move. I like to sit on the floor to play with animals and kids or even read a book. I like to sit cross-legged. I need clothes that can do that.”

Staple neutrals are a must. 

We love Pangaia. 

A classic must-have.  

This neckline. 

“Cashmere sweaters are a staple for me. I’m a sucker for texture. The fabrics that feel better are the ones that get worn more often, for sure.”

The softest staple. 

The oversized fit is heavenly. 

Check out the back button details. 

I love the classic shape. 

“I love mixing jewellery metals, and to me, nothing is precious. I never save a special piece of jewellery for an event. I wear what I love even if it’s with sweatpants or T-shirts.”

A classic style with a modern twist. 

Add accents of colour through jewellery.  

Stack rings for maximum impact. 

Mix your gold and silver pieces. 

“I don’t like to be too fussy, and flip-flops immediately de-fuss any outfit.”

These look super comfy. 

The 90’s dream. 

A modern classic. 

Practical and stylish. 

“I love linen long-sleeve shirts. I like the cut of men’s oxfords. They are boxier, which I prefer.”

This fit is perfect. 

Breathable linen is a spring-summer necessity. 

Classic stripes. 

We love this oatmeal colour. 

“I’m not tall (5’4″), so I tend to like the lengthening effect wearing all one color provides.”

Blazers elevate any look. 

This is really versatile.

Flowing trousers for extra comfort. 

These go with everything. 

“I’m not a huge brand person. I actually buy a lot of my clothes at local consignment shops and online ones like The Real Real and Poshmark. I find some of the more special and unique pieces there and then build my staples from the following list of brands.”

“I love this brand because it’s affordable and has great work pieces like jackets and pants that fit well and have a nice drape to them.”

The most stylish bodysuit. 

Definitely on our wishlist. 

The tie sleeves are a chic detail. 

The finishing touch to your looks. 

“I like buy Agolde’s jeans big and cinch them at the waist for extra drape. They are the perfect material—not too thick and not too thin.”

Top style points. 

Spring calls for white jeans. 

Perfect for everyday. 

Love this wash. 

“Most of my staple summer pieces are from this brand. Quality and simplistic styling. The Ducky Pants are a favorite—I own them in every colour.”

Ready for the beach.

An easy piece for spring and summer! 

For city breaks or beach holidays. 

A versatile addition. 

“The Top Flip Flops are a go-to and have been for years. I wear them with dresses, suit pants, and jeans. My kids’ only summer shoes were Havaianas. They make any outfit more relaxed and chic.”

Summer staples. 

The bow detail takes your looks from day to evening. 

With jeans, dresses or loungewear. 

Add a pop of colour. 

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