Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Child Style

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?

11 comments:

Marrdy said...

Yes, you seemed to have always been a girly girl!! I have seen some of those pictures and you were (and still are) a cute little thing with style galore!

Paint and Soul said...

I think for me it had less to do with what I wore as a child and has had a lot more to do with learning to really love my body... and also learning how to dress my body! I look best in dresses and skirts, and I like to look good because it makes me feel good. As a child...I wore what we had. I didn't have lots of things and didn't attach to clothes that much because of it. There's a great blog that encapsulates my philosophy: http://averagegoddess.wordpress.com/2008/08/19/yes-you-deserve-to-look-good/

I however am very matchy matchy as well! I don't know if that's because I'm a bit Type A... or what that means... :)

Taghrid said...

i totally agree, i think your childhood faves influence your style now. when i was little, i refused to wear pants, i only wore skirts. i think it stuck with me. ha

xo

♥ fashion chalet said...

Good call, I love Sam Sparro. :)

The Clothes Horse said...

I remember childhood clothes so well! My mother would make me dresses and I could pick out the fabrics, she would also sew lace on my socks. I had one dress (my favorite) a handmedown from sisters and it had pockets with little yarn people sewed in them, their heads peeked out above the pocket...I rebelled for awhile and only wore jeans, I know love skirts again but very girly looks sort of contrast my personality...

Savvy Mode SG said...

i love ruffles and pink as a child and that has not changed at all. : )

Katie Says said...

I totally think one's child style affects one's fashion later. I hated flowers, lace and really girly things as a child...AND I still do! It's extremely hard for me to try on a dress. But I love me some heels! with jeans, of course. :)

WheresMyAngels said...

I'm so frustrated. On my blog roll it says you haven't posted for two weeks but because it also has STUCK for someone else's blog, I thought I would check. And here you are posting. So I have been missing my outfit fix.

Have you changed a setting on your blog that would affect the updating with recent feeds?

Ida said...

Adiel, what an adorable post! A good memory you've got, I must say:)) I don't think I'd remember my childhood outfits that well even I tried. All I know is that I am as well a matchy-matchy person to the core. And I WAS taught as a kid to be like this *lol*

Have a great day!
xxxx

P.S. Nope, nowhere except for my blog. I have been thinking of posting the pictures in a photo site or something but don't seem to find the time.

alicatstrut said...

My mom used to love dressing me up in sailor stuff! Coincidence; I think not.

I also did a lot of the whole oversized 80s slouchy clothes and I still harbor an undying love for legwarmers. I don't care how outre they become.

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