12 Fashion Choices I Hope My Kids Never Make

12 Fashion Choices I Hope My Kids Never MakeI have a lot of hopes and dreams for my kids. I want them to grow up with fond memories of their childhood. I want them to have pictures to look back on and see how much fun we had. I want them to see the good times and the bad times and how we all stuck together as a family.

I want them to grow up with a great sense of who they are. I want them to have amazing self esteem and live a life that is true to who they are. There are many ways they can express their true selves through what job they take when they grow up, their growing goals, the people they hang out with and well, the way they present themselves.

At 30 years old, I am still trying to find my way through fashion. I am breaking away from the “mom look” and I want to be comfortable in what I am wearing and how I present myself. When I was growing up, I tried all the looks and had fun with it. The fun of being a kid is that you can experiment with different styles of fashion and laugh years later when you wonder what you were thinking.

I am no fashion-forward person, but even I can recognize that these choices are just backwards. I respect that my kids will make some choices in fashion that I may not understand, but there are some I hope they steer clear of entirely.

Click through to see 12 fashion choices I hope my kids never make:

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  • Permed Hair 1 of 12
    Permed Hair
    I rocked this look when I was 13 years old and back then, it was cool. Except now I am haunted by those photos and don't want my kids to make the mistake.
    Photo credit: Anyaka/Flickr
  • Spiked Leather 2 of 12
    Spiked Leather
    I just don't get it. It doesn't make you look cool, bad or fashionable.
    Buy it from Amazon, $79.99
  • Piercings & Tattoos on the Face 3 of 12
    Piercings & Tattoos on the Face
    I am all for piercings and tattoos (obviously, I have a good handful of both myself), but I really hope they don't touch their face!
    Photo credit: DigitalArtBerlin/Flickr
  • Colored Contacts 4 of 12
    Colored Contacts
    I get that some of them are pretty cool and look neat (like cat eye ones), and while they are not forever changes, they just look silly to me.
    Buy it from Amazon, $25.99
  • Ear Plugs 5 of 12
    Ear Plugs
    They just look strange to me. I am not sure of the purpose of stretching the earlobe, but if you like the look of the plugs, get fake ones.
    Buy these fake ones from Amazon, $7.99
  • Tube Tops/Tube Dresses 6 of 12
    Tube Tops/Tube Dresses
    They don't look good on anyone. Honest.
    Buy it from Amazon, $11.99
  • Steps in the Hair 7 of 12
    Steps in the Hair
    It was cool in the 80's and the crazy patterned hair cuts, well -- I am hoping my kids spend all that time on something else.
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery, used with permission.
  • Mullet 8 of 12
    Mullet
    No.... just NO!
    Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery, used with permission.
  • Anything From the 80′s 9 of 12
    Anything From the 80's
    We should just pretend that whole fashion era never happened.
    Photo credit: iStockPhoto
  • Socks & Sandles 10 of 12
    Socks & Sandles
    The point of sandles is to air out your feet and show off your toes. They don't mix.
    Photo credit: iStockPhoto
  • Long Nails 11 of 12
    Long Nails
    It's for cats and not for people... it looks cheap (and it's kind of a weapon)
    Photo credit: iStockPhoto
  • Denim Everything 12 of 12
    Denim Everything
    I don't understand why people love this look. It doesn't look good and I am hoping my kids steer clear of this.
    Photo credit: iStockPhoto

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