Kids that are cooler than you...
- Published:20th Dec 2016
Celebrity kids seem to have been the hot topic recently. With modelling contracts, magazine editorials and hit TV series Stranger Things children are becoming as famous as their superstar parents. Children’s fashion has always been an interest of mine, it’s like women’s fashion but smaller cuter and crazier. As a children’s wear designer if you needed to jazz up a garment, your boss would tell you to ’make an entire outfit including coat in giant polka dots’, ‘why don’t we add glittery pom-poms to the side?’ or ‘let’s stick a cute dog on the front riding a bike??’
Kids fashion is one big statement piece. It’s a lot freer and probably what adults wish they could wear without feeling like that person you ogle walking past you in Tesco’s. So, I’m going to indulge your fantasy and find the best children’s fashion us adults secretly wish we could rock as well as those damned kiddie’s do.
Animals play a big part in children’s fashion. It does make me wonder why is it that when you get to 13 the amount of creature related clothing becomes more and more inappropriate… who doesn’t love cute critters so why can’t we wear them? Coats with bunny ears I suppose would be difficult to pull off as a 25 year old when you have forgotten your I-D and are trying to get served in a pub.
Imagine having head to toe matching statement piece outfits with your friends possibly in alternate colours and it not being a horrible mistake (like when me and our marketing girl came into the office in the same AP dress) For some reason small children wearing matching outfits is unbearably cute but is a complete embarrassment and social suicide for us adults. Well I think it would be cool. I mean we do our styles in two colours so what are you waiting for?
Children seem to have a bigger party wardrobe than me. Do they really go to so many parties?? Not fair. No I mean if I walked past a pink glitter tutu with silver stars cascading down to the hem that would only fit round my ankle I would think that was pretty cute too and definitely money very well spent. There is no such thing as being over-dressed when you’re a child.
We aren’t talking about the standard Frozen gown from the Disney store that you see on a toddler waiting at the bus stop after having a complete fit and demanding it was appropriate attire to wear to the doctors. These costumes are clearly the ideas and wishes of the parents as everything looks cuter when it’s on a little person. Hate to break it to you but I think it’s safe to say you will never look as adorable as a 5 year old in a porcupine costume.
Now here we don’t really have any excuse. These are things we probably have in our wardrobe, we will now feel 50% less stylish in our Ma1 bomber this morning because we simply don’t look as fly as these cool kids. The good news is if you are a small adult, you can probably fit into the older kids-wear ranges on the high street…. Cheaper too.
So perhaps your new year’s resolution should be to take a bit of inspiration from these youngsters. Grab yourself some vintage style fashion, care less about what other people think, wear and do things that make you feel happy rather than cool oh and buy yourself a porcupine costume for next Halloween!
Talking of Halloween... Why not try our blog on the best celebrity halloween costumes!
The elegant geisha - Figure skimming Benika's Bonsai dress cuts a flattering silhouette in a true Japanese fashion. Intricate panelling and a top stitched self-fabric tie belt gives this easy day-dress a beautiful and feminine look.
The elegant geisha - Figure skimming Benika's Bonsai cuts a flattering silhouette in a true Japanese fashion. Intricate panelling and a top stitched self-fabric tie belt gives this easy day-dress a beautiful and feminine look.
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