I really called this one wrong. About 2 years ago my daughter decided the best expression of herself was to wear mismatched socks. To school, to parties, to special occasions. Really mismatched sometimes. Like these here.
I hated it. I felt like it made her look like no one noticed what she was wearing before she left the house. Like who is driving this train? It wasn’t in this case really about what other people thought. Well, ummm, sort of, but more what it would mean for my kid that other people would see her that way. It felt like I wasn’t protecting her from being seen as kind of neglected. A little extreme, but there you go. Obviously this was more about me than her…
Now it turns out that this has become all the rage. Is this happening where you are? All of a sudden everywhere (east coast and west) all the 6yr-8yr olds are donning orange stripe socks with light blue heart socks and one red/one purple… you get it. AND of course, they are even being sold this way.
My aunt Sue who literally lives on a remote island, walked into a store on a visit here and immediately bought a 3 pair of Little Miss MisMatched for my daughter. That little seven year-old was completely vindicated.
Apparently they are just really appealing.
Sue, you are so cutting edge.