New Series! OOTD: Child Style #1

Kicking off a new art series today – OOTD: Child Style! Read on for a look at the glamorous looks my child often chooses on any given day.

OOTD: Child Style #1
Top: Children’s Place | Jeans: Thrifted

Jeans & a tee are pretty standard for days when we play outside & hike.

OOTD: Child Style #3
Tunic top: thrifted | Skirt: Children’s Place | Pants: WalMart | Socks: Target

A Typical Day at Home
A dress? A skirt? Leggings? Why not all three? For a day at home, my kiddo loves to layer.

OOTD: Child Style #2
Hat: thrifted | Undies: Target | Crocs: thrifted

What Do You Mean This Isn’t Dressed?!
On occasion, I’ll ask my kiddo to get dressed, and she’ll stroll out in this fetching look consisting of any varying combination of shoes, undies, and fancy hat.

OOTD: Child Style #4
Tiara: Christmas gift from Grandma | Dress: Christmas gift from Grandma | Bug House: Marshalls | Crocs: thrifted

Taking A Walk
This ensemble was for a Pokemon GO walk. Because, obviously, one must look like a princess when catching Pokemon. She accessorized with her favorite bug house in case we saw any beetles or grasshoppers along the way.

I hope you enjoyed my super silly take on OOTDs! For the longest time, I’ve wanted to do illustrations of my kiddo, but I was never really sure what to do. I tossed around a bunch of ideas from little portraits to mini life comics. I finally settled on the OOTD: Child Style series simply because often times the outfits she picks crack me the hell up. I love that kids have no concept of judgement or worry about what people think. She likes it, so she wears it. It’s something I need to embrace more! I haven’t decided how often I’ll post this series, but it’ll be at least once a month.

What did you typically wear as a kid? I was the complete opposite of my dress-loving princess kiddo. I was a tomboy through and through, living in jeans & tees as a youngin’, only being forced into dresses on school picture day. But I love letting her embrace her style!


  • This is so stinkin adorable! The underwear look is especially fabulous:P I was a tomboy too, I was all about long tees and slip-on shoes, whatever made me most comfortable!

    • Kay

      Yes! Same here. If I couldn’t climb a tree in it, I didn’t want to wear it haha. Thanks Ashlee! The underwear look kills me….I love how indignant she gets about it. Like it’s a perfectly normal outfit for grocery shopping! xD

  • Danette Perez

    I love this series already!!! So cute. The underwear one is my favorite too :p Totally dig the bright colors and bold-lined, comic-real style here… Sweetness.

    Of course I rocked some awesome looks along the course of existence myself. Boat-sized sweatshirts, goth anything, 4 watches on one arm, and fishnets come to mind. I still maintain that spike collars should be socially acceptable! Haahh

    • Kay

      Aww, yay, thanks friend! Her style is soo different from my own, but I love to see how she puts it all together. It’s fun to doodle up little illustrations of her!

      Spike collars are TOTALLY socially acceptable ahaha…depending on the social group I suppose. 😉 And man, I miss the goth days of our lives. I’ve been debating bright hair again for funsies!

  • Danielle Knapp

    I absolutely love this so much!!!

    • Kay

      Thanks Danielle!! <3

  • What an adorable idea!! I love this!

    • Kay

      Thank you, Katie! It’s nice to have a silly project just for fun. 😀

  • Emma

    This is such an amazing idea. I particularly love the fancy tiara, fancy dress, and bug catcher look. I really need a bug catcher.

    • Kay

      Thanks Emma! I think that is my fave look – princess bug catcher haha! We have a variety of bug catchers/houses as my little is quite in love with bugs. 😀

  • This cracked me up! So cute.

    • Kay

      Thanks, Monica!

  • This is such a great idea! I love the outfits! 😀 Kids have some fun (and interesting) style choices. My friend’s daughter wore unicorn leggings, a dress, and some bright shoes the last time we hung out. I wore something similar when I was younger but it was mostly day dresses and shorts underneath. I also liked to play dressup a LOT!

    • Kay

      Thanks Kelsey! Kids style choices are so great. 😀 I wish all kids dresses came with shorts built in! I’m noticing a lot of the skirts do, but I definitely wish ALL skirt/dress options had them haha.

  • Mariah Kaercher

    When I was a kid, I never matched my outfits. I would wear blue floral pants and an orange shirt. My parents would just shake their head, but I didn’t care 😛

    • Kay

      Haha, awesome! That’s pretty much what I do for my kiddo. I might think it’s crazy, but if she’s happy, I’m happy. 😀

  • As a kid I was a tom boy too. A T and some shorts and I was good to go, that lasted all the way until now. Hahah! Although, I sometimes where dresses and really cute tops.

    • Kay

      Same! I still wear mostly tees and jeans, though I’ve really embraced the sundress for the summer months. And lots of cozy sweaters in the fall where I live!

      • I miss sweaters and boots!!! It’s like “slippahs” and sandals all the time here.

  • Oh I love this! You did a really great job on the drawings.
    Oh gosh, I wore a bunch of tshirts with cartoons on them and capri pants! lol

    • Kay

      Thanks! And that’s pretty much what I wore too, in the summer at least!


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