Every mom has caught her daughter red-handed in her closet. But with the Boho resurgence in teen fashion, Mom may be tempted to borrow, too. Here are just four Westport boutiques that bridge generations. Sharing hands, get ready to beg, borrow or…you know.
1. Head straight to Joie for eclectic, upbeat fashions. Joie is French for joy—defined by the brand as “the emotion evoked by happiness or possessing what one desires” (see chic, comfy outfit at left!). 48 Post Rd. E.; joie.com
2. Alex and Ani has eco-conscious charms with artisan flair and connection with positive energy. Consider the collection Pursuit of Persephone, twelve bracelets with flower charms that correspond to each month. The collectable, one-size-fits-all bracelets are made for stacking. (In the spirit of a new generation, check out the Rhode Island brand-sponsored Sakonnet summer music series, featuring in July, Adriatic, Jocelyn Arndt and Jesse Dee; Mom, he opened for Al Green and Etta James.) Find the good-vibe jewelry at 117 Post Rd. E.; alexandani.com
3. Another shop known for its fresh style is WishList, open since 1998. Owner Suzanne Zarilli’s aim is to dress teens and women—a target she hits thanks to her selection of attractive, on-trend clothing. From cozy waffle shirts and flattering workout tops to elegant sundresses and jeans, the clothes here are well-made, fit properly and have contemporary style. Summer outing for you and your daughter? Done. 606 Post Rd. E.; shopwishlist.com
4. LF is known for its free-spirited use of colors, styles and fabrics. It has edgy items, such as ripped denim jackets and tie-dye crop-tops, alongside styles that channel vintage flower power, such as fringed shawls and patterned rompers. 26 Main St., 203-341-0717