How Kids Can Show Their Creative Side with Clothing
Kids are expressive little creatures. From the silly way they describe life with words to the crazy outfits they come up with, they love to express how they feel and how they see the world in such colorful ways.
Of all of my kids, my oldest daughter is our little artist, just like her daddy. She loves to express her creativity using colored pencils and paint, but most especially with her clothes.
She has been this way since she was a toddler, mixing and matching clothes and accessories to show her artistic side. She loves bright and bold patterns and colors.
Kids can show their creative side with clothing by:
Wearing their favorite colors. Does your kiddo like green? Clothing in all different shades of green (or whatever their favorite color is) are easy to wear together. You can even take the time to teach kids about complementary colors like red and green or blue and orange or yellow and purple and add clothing in those complementary colors to their wardrobe!
Mixing and matching! I feel like now more than ever, kids are expressing their creativity by mixing and matching their colors or patterns. Geometric patterns with paisley patterns, chevron and polka dots, florals and stripes…so many possible combinations!
Add accessories. Accessories are a great way to express creativity (and bonus points if the kids make them themselves!). Hair bows, bow ties, necklaces, bracelets, hats, fairy wings (she had a very active imagination for a while)… the possibilities and combinations are endless!
My daughter now loves to make her own necklaces and bracelets using chewable beads. The patterns and colors she uses really show her artistic side.
Don’t forget about shoes! Shoes can be used to show creativity as well! There are so many types of shoes to choose from, plus patterns and colors to match any outfit.
I know it might be hard sometimes (and potentially embarrassing…remember the fairy wings?), but let your kiddos try to express their creativity using clothing at an early age.
It just might give them more incentive to get ready on time (or somewhat on time) if they can choose the clothes that they want to show their creative side, plus by the time they are attending school, they’ll already have a style in mind, which may just make mornings easier for everyone.
Gymboree Spring Styles
There is so much new to see at Gymboree. They are getting set for spring with hundreds of bright, new styles and fresh ideas—it’s a season full of possibilities.
Gymboree is inspired by all the ways kids get creative, from putting their one-of-a-kind spin on an outfit to telling a funny story to painting their own masterpiece.
How do your kids follow their art? Gymboree wants to know what inspires you and your family. What do your kids want to create this spring? Because it’s the perfect time to #followyourart.
Share on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) how your kiddos show their creative side using the hashtag #followyourart.
How do your kids show their creative side with clothes?
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