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Maria Mora is a freelance writer and single mom fueled by coffee, questionable time management skills, toaster oven waffles and the color orange. She lives in Florida with her two young sons. If you see her on Twitter, tell her to stop p...

Get inspired by teen celebs

Think you're too grown-up to get inspired by celebrity teen trends? Find out how to translate celeb fashion to age-appropriate styles for teens and moms.
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by teen celebs

Think you're too grown-up to get inspired by celebrity teen trends? Find out how to translate celeb fashion to age-appropriate styles for teens and moms.


This season, take fashion direction from young starlets. Celeb fashions set the stage for trendy additions to your wardrobe. You'll be surprised at how well teen styles transition to mom-approved fashion.

Flouncy feminine skirts

At New York Fashion Week, English pop star Cher Lloyd performed her hit single "Want U Back" in a flirty satin skirt and pumps paired with an animal print top. This fall, embrace the flattering fitted waist and flouncy skirt trend in easy-to-wear neutrals with tights and bold pumps.

Cher Lloyd

lace skirt from Joe Benbasset.

Try it on your teen

Go feminine without going bright pink with this lace skirt from Joe Benbasset. Pair it with a fitted sweater, bodysuit and warm tights for a fall-friendly look that's flirty but not too skimpy ($26, kohls.com).

red satin skirt

Make it work for mom

Take the A-line skirt to knee-length with this red satin skirt from Kate Spade (Neiman Marcus, $96). Take it to work with a fitted blouse or out on date night with strappy sandals and a sexy tank.

Photo credit: Michael Carpenter/WENN.com

Asymmetric lines

At the Teen Choice Awards, socialite and reality star Kendall Jenner wore an asymmetric dress with a high-low hemline and lace accents. Pair a side braid or swooping earrings with a one-shoulder top or dress for a stylish look.

Kendall

one-shoulder blouse

Try it on your teen

Translate Kendall's asymmetric style to a casual party look with a one-shoulder blouse with ruffled accents. This floaty top transitions to fall when paired with skinny jeans in a pastel or trendy print ($34, macys.com).

BCBGMAXAZRIA cocktail dress

Make it work for mom

Try an asymmetrical neckline with short sleeves for a trendy look that doesn't cross into teen territory. For a night on the town, this BCBGMAXAZRIA cocktail dress takes on the trend with a flirty, mom-friendly hemline and a sleek, sexy silhouette ($60, 6pm.com).

Photo credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

Form-fitting bustiers

Former Nickelodeon star turned singer-songwriter Keke Palmer rocked the red carpet in a bright bustier and a tight side ponytail. With the right touches, a bustier can work for teens and moms. Try this ultra-flirty, ultra-flattering cut in a fitted top or party dress.

Keke Palmer

strapless, bustier dress

Try it on your teen

Choose a strapless bustier dress in a casual or lacy fabric to try the trend without getting overly sexy. Pair it with bright-colored tights or leggings and dangly earrings. Remember, this style is more suited for a formal dance or party than school ($40, macys.com).

LC Lauren Conrad shirtdress

Make it work for mom

Pair a bustier neckline with a sheer top or dress that hints at the lingerie-inspired shape without showing too much skin. This LC Lauren Conrad shirtdress keeps it trendy with a beaded color and a vintage silhouette ($36, kohls.com).

Photo credit: Adriana M. Barraza/ WENN.com

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