Earlier this week, I was at Staples and saw this little girl, cute as a button, running through the parking lot after her father. Adorned in a darling pink and white outfit with a ruffled skirt and blonde pigtails, she was the epitome of femininity.
(Sidebar: I’d like to note that I don’t make it a practice of taking photos of other people’s children in public. Since my readers have asked for photos of examples like this, here we go.)
It was then I noticed her older sister, wearing a red and black buffalo check button front shirt with blue slim jeans, brown riding boots and a Canadian mountie’s hat. In the image below, you can even see the girl salute the woman at the counter before leaving the store.
The two sisters’ personal style was like night and day, yin and yang. These girls couldn’t have been older than six and yet they already had such clearly defined personal styles.
My mentor Judith Rasband, the Image Expert, tells a story about her father bringing her gifts when she was a girl — frilly frocks that were far too feminine for her personal style. Already at a young age, she knew the boundaries of her personal style.
Do you think that personal style is something we cultivate from childhood? Have you seen evidence of this in your life?