Getting a toddler dressed can be a bit of a hassle. Summer Bellessa thought so too and so she decided to reverse the roles and have her 3-year-old son Rockwell, pick out her outfits instead. She believed it would be a fun change of routine and she was also curious as to how the week would turn out.
Bellessa said that liked everything in her closet and that she constantly mixes and matches her clothes on a daily basis anyway. She thought she would give her son the opportunity to dress her and by doing so she got to learn a little bit about the inner workings of a mind of a toddler.
Here are the outfits Bellessa wore through the week and her thoughts on them:
The first few items were great: my Bob Dylan tee, with a gray skirt, and tights. I think I’ll put this in my rotation. Fabulous choices, Rock.
But then before I could finish, he pointed to my nude heels.
“Are you sure you want to pair these tights with these shoes?” I leadingly asked.
“Yup,” he added without hesitation. “And the blue sweatshirt.”
This was probably my favorite day. These polka dotted Lula Roe leggings look great with my Mickey T-shirt. And although I wouldn’t have worn it with these shoes, it does have a fun feel to it. It’s almost like an homage to Minnie.
I was a little self-conscious running my errands that day, but again, to my surprise I didn’t get one double-take or stare of curiosity.
Instead, I got a woman who stopped me to tell me she liked my socks!
This outfit was a little more of a challenge. He picked out three shirts for me … and that’s it.
“Mommy can’t go outside without any pants on,” I explained to my 3-year-old. “How about we switch one of these shirts for a pair of pants?”
He nodded his head in understanding and pointed to the closest pair of pants. He also pulled out two pairs of shoes from a pile in my closet. I don’t think he realized that they were two different shoes.
This shirt was picked out because it has arrows on it, and Rockwell loves arrows. He looked for pants that also have arrows, but had to settle on a pair of jeans.
He also pulled out two boots, a rain boot and a brown cropped boot. He looked at them and asked, “Are these close enough?”
She’s learnt quite a few things from this experience saying that she realizes how insignificant what you wear really is. Contrary to popular belief, the need to dress a certain way in public is just unneeded pressure we put on ourselves. She mentioned the fact that she wore two different pairs of shoes one day and nobody noticed until she pointed it out.
She says “You can be playful with your clothes, or casual or stylish, but it’s really up to you.”