Last week I went through my kids’ closets. It’s right about this time of year that I always notice their jeans are too short and have holes in the knees.
The shoes I bought when shopping for back to school are getting too snug, and they seem to have grown three sizes since I bought them those fleece jackets last winter. Don’t talk to me about accessories. Our sunglasses, hats and scarves are long gone in the lost and found at far flung locations around the southland. Gloves? We have one left from every pair.
“What’s up with your socks?”
“I couldn’t find any that matched…”
“Yeah… that works especially well with the flooded pants, my friend!”
Basically our kids’ wardrobes are a lot like a seven year old’s mouth. Not really toothless but full of gaps and odd-sized teeth.
Oh darn. Guess I gotta go shopping…
I confess I look forward to the growth spurts. I forgive them when they lose old stuff. It’s because I love the opportunity to create new looks and it’s amazing how just a few new pieces can make a difference. As a former clothing designer, I love to make something out of nothing. I adore the challenge of a wardrobe re-org. What I look for are inspiration pieces and themes to build a style around. It’s what pulls it all together for me.
Sometimes it’s a coat, but just as often it’s sunglasses. These are the little things that inspire.
I searched the aisles (and online) for inspiration.
Here are 8 fresh looks for the New Year:
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Are you shopping for any new things for your kids for the new year? Any trends you’re adopting? Tell me about it!
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