In high school, I was voted “Most Likely To Wear Stripes With Plaid.” Here I am with my high school buddy Matt who also won the prize.
On the first day of 6th grade, I was sent home for wearing an outfit that was inspired by both Madonna and Flashdance. It was the mid-80’s and I was a public school girl entering a private school for the first time. It did not go well.
I have a vivid memory of my favorite outfit in the 3rd grade: A pair of pastel-colored checkboard pants paired with a Japanese style pink shirt and purple SUSPENDERS. I finished off my look with one pink high top converse and one purple. I woke up early on the days I wore this outfit so that I could blow out my mullet just so. It was the early 80’s 🙂
Friends, wear your joy. Fly your freak flag. Be brave and give yourself permission to PLAY with your clothes. Although I make MUCH better fashion choices these days, I’m still making what’s in my heart visible – and wearable.
What childhood outfit do you remember with love and delight?
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