My mother’s advice when I started this Different Outfit Everyday challenge was this, “Don’t forget to be outrageous once in awhile!” Outrageous. Not since my adventures as a study abroad student in pleather pants on the streets of Glasgow can I consider my wardrobe outrageous. (Yes. Pleather. There’s anonymity and courage in living in another country for so long.) My closet definitely skews toward conservative or mom-ish. But Mom makes a good point. Maybe I can try something new, mix it up a bit. But where to start? I’m starting with my daughter, Julia.
It’s not that I’ll be wearing her or even wearing her clothes. But my daughter knows how to be outrageous. Okay. So maybe she doesn’t know how to be, but she just is, especially when it comes to fashion choices. When I tell her to get dressed, I can never be sure what she’ll be wearing when she comes out of her room. Colors are seemingly random. Patterns don’t really matter. She pairs tutus with rain boots. Christmas tights with pool cover ups. Sunglasses and a princess crown with most anything. I snapped this picture the other day. Flowered leggings. Orange skirt. Green shirt. Sunglasses. She was singing to Justin Bieber in the kitchen. #sigh
And you can say all those things about cute little girls and what they wear. “She’s so young, she doesn’t have to match.” “She’s just finding her style.” But really. Who said that I have to match? When was that decided, because I wanted to be in on that conversation. And I would say that I’m searching for my now style too. I can’t rock pleather pants any more. (Not that I really want to.) So what should I wear instead for a night out on the town?
This week I’m trying something new. Julia and I have some just the two of us time while Max is in day camp. And I’m going to get her help picking outfits in the morning. I’m going to ask for her input and advice about what looks good. And I’m going to try to be more outrageous. If you want to see what I’m wearing during the week, then for sure follow on Facebook or Instagram. It should be a learning experience for me.
What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve ever worn. Bonus points if it includes pleather. 😉