If you're wondering who the hell your inner child is and what it means to dress for your inner child, keep reading. Your inner child is the part of you that feels emotions, is playful, intuitive and where all your creative juices flow from.
It's basically you when you were a child, before you were told all that innocence crushing stuff like "grow up" "stop crying" "you're so annoying", or whatever mantra you constantly heard from your parents or other adults.
But as we get older, we lose touch with that part of us because of said mantras and other joy crushing experiences. So we focus on work, suppressing our emotions so we can just deal with day to day struggles and hence neglect our inner child, leaving it begging for attention. This causes our inner child to take the back seat under our grown-up persona (we kinda treat it as we were treated as a child), which causes us to lose a part of our creativity, joy and wisdom of our inner selves.
So it's time to reconnect with your inner child and we're here to help you do that by dishing out how to dress in a way that makes you feel happy, showoff your personality and fuel your creativity. Therapy not included.
To dress for your inner child, try to remember all the things you were excited about as a small child, going through the world without fear or anxiety - just simply enjoying and finding pleasure in the little things and in awe of the world.
Most importantly, dressing for your inner child is not caring what other people think. Just have fun and don't overthink it - use your intuition, that's the whole point of it.
Below is some inspo on fun ways to dress for your inner child, that is timelessly your own and guaranteed to bring you joy.
Having a Tea Party
Dorothy Blouse in Alabaster
For the whimsical at heart, this blouse with extra-large pointy ruffle collar and button down cropped hem is the touch of whimsy you need to dress for your inner child.
Ocean Waves Tangering Earrings
These wavy caramel earrings will take you all the way back to those fun childhood memories of playing snakes and ladders. Take them out on the town and show them a good time, you'll get back to back compliments for sure.
Floral Mesh Socks
Get in touch with your playful inner child with these 70's inspired floral mesh socks. They'll brighten your day and add a pop of color to any look.
Arts and Crafts
Remade Flower Shorts
Feel like you're back in arts and crafts class with this remade denim shorts. It's all about creativity with this one.
Ocean Breeze Necklace
If you were obsessed with finding nemo as a child, this ocean breeze necklace is all you need to be one with the ocean.
Reading Fairy Tales
Vintage Plaid Frilly Dress
Channel your inner little red riding hood with this plaid frilly dress and cute collar. It's fun, versatile AF and all the plaid you'll ever need.
Doing a Scavenger Hunt
Ruth Collar in Denim Gingham
As you go about your daily life on the lookout for signs, this extra large detachable collar will be your willing companion. It looks great layered over shirts, dresses, even a coat if you wish.
Dahlia Smiley Earrings
Summer beach days spent building sandcastles were the best am I right? These smiley earrings will remind you of the happiness and joy of the simple things.
Playing with Dolls
Augusta Dress in Charcoal
Feel like a real life doll in the Augusta dress with all your favorite things; dramatic collar, ruffles and it even qualifies as an LBD.
Playing I Spy
Vintage 1940 Embroidered Bag
I spy with my little eye something joyful and embroidered from the 40's, to carry all your stuff and make you feel like you are playing dress up in a grown up way.
Frolicking Through the Fields
Vintage Colorful Floral Dress
This floral dress is literally your sign to go outside and smell the flowers. Nothing boosts creativity better than some fresh air, your hair in the wind, without a care in the world.
Remade Vintage Flower Top
It'll always be summer with this remade flower top. Pair with jeans, easy pants or your fav maxi skirt, whatever you choose, just be happy and eat a popsicle.
Agnes Hat in Gingham Green
Go on, express yourself and showoff your personality with the Agnes hat. You can be whoever you choose to be.
Having a Pillow Fight
Vintage Lovebird Top
This lovebird top is your gentle reminder to love yourself no matter what and maybe have a pillow fight with someone you love once in a while.
Green Flower Dangle Earrings
The great outdoors is calling your name with these flower dangle earrings, so go answer that call and be wild + free.
Hide and Seek
Vintage Floral Dress
Fun and colorful and no need to seek any attention because this dress will find it on it's own.
Maybe it's time to focus on yourself and just do you for once. Get out a sketchbook, turn off your phone, slip on these Louise hoops (however many you like) and doodle your heart away.
We would love to hear your thoughts.
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