The other day I got a message from my friend Ariel, who works at an alternative preschool in Tuscon. She wanted to nominate an Unexpected Style Inspiration: her students. “At our school, the model is basically let kids do whatever they want, and they come up with fantastic outfits. Just today a little kid told me, ‘Mermaids are in. Dinosaurs are not.’” She sent along the descriptions of a few outfits her students had sported recently and I got to work converting them into (mostly) wearable adult versions. The deets on the outfit above, and two others, after the jump!
Preschooler Outfit #1: White cotton nightgown. Bike shorts. Jelly sandals.
Lace Dress, $45, Delia’s
Cardigan: $62, J.Crew
Black Leggings: $40, 6pm.com
Ballet Flats: $59, Zappos
Preschooler outfit #2: Hello Kitty T-shirt. Drawstring pajama pants. Chacos.
Cropped Peacoat: $35, Old Navy
Kitten Power T-Shirt: $18, Cotton Factory
Obi Trousers: $128, Anthropologie
Wedge Sandals: $37, Zappos
Preschooler Outfit #3: Chiffon dress. Striped leggings. Cowboy boots.
Pleated Chiffon Dress: $79, Jessica Simpson
Striped Cardigan: $80, Topshop
Slouch Boots, $160, 6pm.com