Thursday, September 22, 2005

8-year-old Chic

I've always been a fan of the 8-year-old look -- my favorite tank has orange and yellow cartoon trucks all over it. There's something really refreshing about going back to grade school ---you're subtly thumbing your nose at the prententions of the fashion world, as you cheerfully refuse to adopt all the qualities of a boring adult. It adds a whimsical, nostalgic element to your style -- think primary colors, baby book images, dinosaurs, and knee socks.

But just as we all grow up to a certain extent, mix adult pieces with your little kid style. All out knee socks, overgrown elastics, pigtails, and Rainbow Bright lunchbox does not count as fashion.
But these fun splashy black boots are an awesome fall accessory. Try wearing them with tight jeans tucked in (snug, not skintight--a little bit of bunchy is good), or a corduroy mini with knee socks peeking out above the tops. Get them at Moo Shoes

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Or if you like bright colors, these red rubber boots with faux leather are cute yet modern. Click on the Amazon link below the picture to buy (they come in black too)

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