Tuesday, June 11, 2013

fash•ion (fash-uh n) | 5 things kids can wear that adults shouldn't

Let me preface this by saying that I'm guilty of wearing some (ok most) of these items.  Not recently, but at one point of my life I was proud to sport a few items that are on this list.  Now that I'm older in age, I've grown smarter to realize that there are some articles of clothing that are truly ONLY meant for kids. 

    This item tops my list.  Yes, these colorful shoes are easy to slip on and from what I hear they're really comfortable, but no grown man or woman should be calling this fashionable.  These are cute on little kids because things of miniature size are irresistible and work perfectly with play clothes, but for adults this is truly just a huge fail.

      Every time I see overalls I think of the famous quote from Clueless, "She could be a farmer in those clothes."  Overalls were so huge in the 90s for women (not girls, women) to wear overalls and I was guilty for taking part in this "trend".   I'm still scarred to this day to the point where I won't let Liam wear them, but on other kids they look cute.  Grown men and women...not so much.

      Bucket Hats
      This is the item that prompted this post.  A few weeks ago I was walking down the street and a man who looked to be in his late 20s was walking towards me wearing a bucket hat complete with side strings and all.  In all fairness that wasn't the only questionable item he was wearing, but I looked at the hat and thought, "Why would a man wear that that think it's ok?"  As a result, here I am listing out all the things that are made for kids...not adults.
      I'll admit I have a few rompers in my closet.  Not like the one below, but ones that are more designed for adults.  This made my list purely because of functionality.  Have you ever gone to a public restroom when wearing a romper?  Worst of all...a port-a-potty?  Rompers are great on babies and toddlers because they're made with snaps at the crotch for easy access.  The adult version isn't as sophisticated and if you ever wear a romper you essentially have to strip down just to go to the bathroom.  Not the easiest piece of garment for an adult to wear.

      T-Shirts that speak for you
      It's ok for a child to wear a shirt that says things like "Chicks Dig Me" or "Cute like my Mom" because honestly adults know that kids are not choosing to wear those shirts.  If an adult chooses to wear something like that they can come off really conceited or really egotistical.  Wearing a shirt that justifies your good looks only leave room for negative feedback.  Case and point, while at DisneyWorld many moons ago a man was wearing a shirt that said, "Your t-shirt says Princess...but your face says Troll." 'Nuff said.

        |Do you have any others to add to this list?


        Mel said...

        Laughing out loud. OMG - overalls. They were the easiest thing to wear to class in college. YIKES!

        Molly Page said...

        This is a great list. I've definitely been guilty of tshirts that speak for me. But not for a few years...

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        Cassadie said...

        I am so with you on the overalls! But I don't even think kids should wear them. Not only are they unflattering, but changing a diaper through overalls just sends me over the edge. The only good thing about them is that they can act as a makeshift kid leash in a pinch.

        Jennifer said...

        Great quality, color and fabric. I wish they had one in my size. ha ha. I can't wait to put this one on my daughter, she just loves insects. Seems true to size.. i would recommend Rabbit Skins 3311 Toddler