Kids are weirdos. And I mean that in the best way possible.
I was an exceptionally weird kid. And I mean thatin the best way possible.
I had fearless style, from my customized puffy pain denim jacket to my tie-dyed leggings or the sweatshirts my grandmother would sew just for me. Straw cowboy hat? Don’t mind if I do, thank you! Oversized hand-me-down sweatpants? Proud to wear them, yes! A neon handkerchief? Well, that goes around my neck, of course!
You lose that fearlessness over time, and that’s a shame, because getting dressed is much less fun when you learn to worry about what other people may think of you.
And that’s what makes kids and their weirdness so amazing: they’re not following fashion trends, they’re finding their own style. And they’re not afraid to show it.
So here’s a challenge: next time you get dressed take a moment and ask yourself “what would 7-year-old me* wear?” And really listen. Maybe it won’t be a puffy painted denim jacket or a homemade sweatshirt, but your fearless outfit will make you a little more fearless (and net you about 15% more compliments, guaranteed).
*Must be 7-year old you because 5-year-old you would probably not want to wear pants at all, and that is not going to fly in most workplaces.