As a fashion stylist, I’ve worked with some tough clients. But none as tough as my own kids!! Hahaha!
How do you handle it when your child wants to wear a tutu over her jeans with cowboy boots and a tiara? I say…. “EXPRESS YOURSELF!”
One thing my Mom really did right was allow me to express my imagination through fashion. I got to play in her closet and wear whatever my heart desired. It gave me great confidence in my choices in other areas of my life and was a language we could always relate to each other with, especially during the tough teen years. Eventually it led to a vibrant career that I cherish.
So when my son wants to wear a red fake fur jacket from the girls department in H&M I don’t laugh at him or direct him to the boys department. This is a chance to honor your child’s individuality and creativity.
Let them go for it!