I Recreated Some Of My Favorite Childhood Outfits And I Looked Surprisingly Cute

I loved playing dress up when I was a kid. I was your pretty stereotypical “girly girl.” I refused to wear jeans until the 4th grade, preferring dresses and leggings. When I got to high school, I even kept a weekly “log” of my outfits as to avoid repeating for a certain period of time. I know, how very Cher Horowitz of me. You guys, I even followed a “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink” rule well through my last year of high school. I’ve always loved fashion. When I was at my parents’ house the other day, my mom had out a photo album and I was reminiscing over some of my favorite childhood outfits.

So I had the idea to recreate some of my favorite outfits with a more “grown up” twist. And if we’re being honest, some were definitely more successful than others, especially since I was trying to use mostly what was already in my own closet. But overall, the results were surprisingly cute.

I loved this outfit, and those boots so, so much.

I couldn’t find any rainbow-studded white boots, but I did find some embellished white booties that did the trick. Maybe one day I’ll be reunited with my dream boots.

Dress (similar) // Boots

 

Another pair of boots that got away from me. I would wear pink fringe boots with lace tights today, no questions asked. But since I don’t own either of those, here’s the best I could do.

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I actually ended up liking this look more than I thought I would!

Sweatshirt (similar) // Denim Skirt (similar) // Boots

 

Look at that professional mix n’ matching of patterns. I could never pull that off as effortlessly today 😉.

Also, I couldn’t find a polka dot jumper to save my life, so this recreated look was probably my least favorite.

T-shirt // Jumper // Shoes

 

I’ll never forget when my grandma brought me back this dress from one of her trips to Paris (grandma was fancy like that). I never wanted to take it off. This was another one that I had a hard time recreating, but the original was just too good.

OK, yes, this may be considered the “sexier” version of this look and not quite as cutesy, but you work with what you have available!

Skirt (similar) // Top (similar) // Shoes

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram