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Fashion Tips from Kids

"Being weird is the fun of being alive." - Noah, 5 years old



A photo of a stylish boy and a photo of a stylish girl, both with big smiles
Photos above by Terricks Noah and Kiana Bosman on Unsplash

Hi friends,


We can learn a lot from the young people in our lives about how to approach fashion. Becoming an adult doesn't mean you need to become stagnant. We can apply the philosophy of always growing, learning, and trying new things to everyday life...yes, even getting dressed in the morning.


If you find yourself feeling uninspired by your closet or wearing the same things over and over, consider these fashion tips from kids: fresh perspectives from those who have less inhibitions and are still figuring out who they are!


1. Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.



A photo of a girl in a rainbow tulle dress and tiara

Daisy, 7, loves to wear dresses and crowns because she wants to be a princess when she grows up.


2. Don't be afraid to think outside of the box

(and when in doubt, choose pockets).


A girl wearing a green pinstriped summer dress with flowers in the pockets
Photo by Amy Humphries on Unsplash

Ace, 6, loves to wear his pants backwards because that way he has more pocket space in the front.


3. Know your body and dress for your own comfort needs


Molly, 9, wears t-shirts and shorts because she's always too warm--while her 6-year-old sister Mathilde prefers to wear sweats for the coziness.


4. Use clothes as a tool to build confidence


A boy wearing Nike gear posed to start running
Photo by Taylor Smith on Unsplash

Sam, 10, loves to wear his military jean pants and Nike gear because he says they look cool and make him feel cool.


5. Feel empowered and forge relationships.


A teenager wearing roller derby gear

"When Sloan (14) was 10, she was assaulted by another girl. After that, she joined roller derby and vowed NEVER to be a victim again. As she began the full contact sport, she made a tribe of friends from multiple teams and her personal style preferences began to bloom! Initially she wanted to emulate the other girls....and then she started finding her own style and flair."


Now consider for yourself:


When you were young, what did you love to wear and why? Ask the young people in your life what they like to wear and why.

 

How would dressing with these concepts in mind make you feel?

 

The answers might surprise and inspire you!


A girl wearing a Tiger t-shirt in front of formal flower beds

Me, 5, loved to wear this Tiger t-shirt because I could open the mouth flap and make it roar. I also loved wearing anything bright and colorful, like my favorite floral sunglasses (also pictured). Some things never change.

 

What fashion advice you have from kids in your life, or your own childhood? Let me know in the comments!


A toddler playing with a domestic rabbit

The Studio Assistant is great at learning wisdom from little humans whenever they come to play.

 

Until next time!

Kendra



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