"The most valuable fashion advice that my mom gave me was to never be afraid to express my individual style. She let me dress myself from a young age and supported even my most outrageous fashion phases — JNCO jeans, Birkenstock clogs, velvet overalls . . . Once she let my sister wear a tutu with red cowboy boots to preschool. Now some of my closet's most treasured pieces are from her old wardrobe — as I type this, I'm wearing a shirt she wore all throughout her 20s!"
— Grace Hitchcock, assistant community manager