There are no surprises that I love children’s thrifted and vintage fashion, is there? No surprise I love my kids too right? Then there’s probably no further surprise that I like to encourage my kids to explore their own fashion and style. I’ve written before about encouraging children’s individual style and how it’s my firm belief that the leaders of tomorrow will come from today’s children that dance to the beat of their own drum in all facets of life.
Sarah much like Cohen has her unique style choices emerging and it’s interesting that some of her choices align with style choices I’ve made. Sarah recently came by this printed Batman comic long sleeve shirt, and commented that Cohen or Fraser may like it. But when I checked the size I told her it wouldn’t fit either of the boys, but it would actually fit her. She smiled wide and giggled and asked if she could have it. Of course I let her have it and when I sent her to get dressed for the day yesterday this is the selection she surprised me with.
Her entire outfit is thrifted and gifted.
Poses are all her own doing, she’s quite a ham.
Sarah is a girly girl and loves pretty things, jewels, colour, fairies, orange and silver are her favourites, treasure, flowers, vintage and more. But she also likes animals and bugs, riding scooters, racing, playing practical jokes and superhero’s. I love that at four years old she can mix these different sides of herself and express it in her own unique and quirky way through clothing choices.
What a wonderful reminder to give our children ample choice and chance to express themselves in whatever ways possible. Don’t be afraid to let your little girl scope out the boys clothing when your clothes shopping, who knows what delightful expressive combination they will put together. We all know the world needs plenty of people who aren’t afraid to rebel against stereotypes.