Sometimes I wonder if things I wore in my childhood affect my sense of fashion now as an adult. I distinctly remember a few key pieces of clothing that I adored when I was growing up.
I remember on the first day of Kindergarten, my parents bought me this pastel floral skirt to wear on my first day. I recall feeling so pretty and special in that skirt and I loved to wear it.
One of my favorite outfits as a child was this white cotton jersey-like skirt, cut in a-line that fell a little bit above my knees. It came with a thick, black patent belt. Alone I loved to wear that skirt and belt, but my favorite things to wear with them was a button-up shirt with gold and white vertical stripes on it with my white Keds.
In second grade, had this maroon colored corduroy skirt with silver buttons up the front. I adored that skirt. I think I usually wore it with a floral body-suit. That's right, a body-suit.
My third grade class picture shows me proudly wearing a gigantic cream colored bow right on top of my head, flopping down on both sides. I loved to wear bows in my hair oh so much.
My favorite dress growing up was a long cream colored dress with mauve flowers on it and dark green leaves. It buttoned up the front and had a little collar. My absolute favorite thing about that dress though was the open-back.
Seeing any themes?
I was a girly-girl to the very core. Skirts, dresses, florals, bows, the works.
If any of those items were still in my possession and they still fit me, I would probably wear them.
I think it's pretty obvious that at least that much hasn't changed as far as things that I like to wear, you can see it in my abundance of skirt and dress outfits. I was always a very matchy-matchy person. You'll usually find if I wear a color, I'll usually have matching accessories. That's just the way that I do it. I love me some clean white sneakers. I don't wear sneakers a lot these days, but when I do, I'm drawn to plain white sneakers. I don't know why, but the clean white just appeals to me. I can guarantee that my obsession with tops and dresses that have open backs started with that dress. In general, I love skirts and dresses over anything else.
What were your favorite things to wear growing up and how do you think they've affected your style as an adult?