on the street: mixed prints


First, let’s acknowledge that pigtails…pigbuns? are, on the oversized head of a little human girlchild, the pinnacle of cuteness.

Now, let’s applaud the practice of wearing what you want. When the elements of an outfit seem to come together in defiance of style norms because individuality has trumped [or completely obliterated] the prevailing trends, this seems to sound a clear note of the personality.

Children dressing themselves often display this kind of fashion independence but I find it charming at all ages. I want to remember to follow whimsical impulses more and to ask myself, “Is this what I want to be wearing?”

It’s true that I wouldn’t wear this outfit…but that isn’t the point. The point is, she would.