I admit, I don’t have a good sense of fashion. I don’t know what colors go well together and ones that typically wouldn’t, but for some reason do. I have never been one to create my own outfits or come up with my own design — those talents seems to have all gone to my sister.
When I had my girls, I wondered what they would grow up to love. Would they love make-up like I do? Be awkward in their fashion choices and prefer to stay with jeans or (gulp) yoga pants like their mom? I honestly thought that they would take after me in that department, but I was quite wrong.
I’ve shared Raru’s love for fashion here before. While I go shopping for her clothes, she puts together the most fun arrangements including a mix of patterns, layers and uses the pieces outside what you would typically think to use them for (like wearing t-shirts as a skirt). She has her own love of yellow skinny jeans and off-the-wall cat t-shirts and always looks amazing in what she chooses.
I was not really surpised to see that grow in Raru because she’s not really too similar to myself in personality, but when Bean started to show the same love for fashion, I was much more surprised. She is my splitting image, the only child who really looks like me and I thought for sure she would be more awkward with her clothes like me.
I was wrong. I don’t know if it’s just something that’s in her too. If she’s getting that great advice from her older sister or if some other influence, but I have a feeling she’s into fashion and may even become a designer one day. She’s always putting together outfits and is obsessed with the color green. She likes to wear blankets as wigs and dresses and yesterday, she came downstairs when she was supposed to be asleep in one of the most creative outfits I’ve seen yet… and she looked great.
She decided to take a Superman cape that she often wears with her Superman outfit and spruce it up a little. She put it on backwards, tied the extra fabric around her body, paired that with high-healed kid shoes and a long pearl necklace and made herself an evening gown. She topped it all off with a tiara and a swanky “I look amazing” walk.
I honestly don’t know where she gets her love of this from, but I do know that it inspires me and each day when she comes downstairs with her big sister — each with their own take on an interesting fashion outfit — I can’t get enough of it.
Do your kids love to play dress-up and make their own outfits?
Photo credit: © Devan McGuinness