A couple of weeks ago I put together a collection of photographs of children with a snappy sense of fashion. Scouring the web for pictures of pint-sized trendsetters got me thinking about my own childhood wardrobe and I eventually found myself standing on tippy-toe in our closet stretching to reach the dusty boxes on the very top shelf filled with snapshots from decades past.
I brought the boxes to our kitchen and spread the contents on the table where I spent the afternoon pointing out relatives and telling the story behind each picture to Anders.
“Your hair looks funny in this one, Mom!” he said, holding up a photograph of me with the signature ’80s hair-do.
“Hey! You keep laughing, buddy. There are going to be 1,000 times more photos of you as a child than there are of me. Just think of what your kids will have to say about your fashion sense!”
I couldn’t even feign offense with a straight face. He was right. My hair was ridiculous along with most of my clothing. Here are a few of my favorite fashion statements:
What item from your wardrobe do you laugh about when you look through photographs from childhood?
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