Hi, I’m SEESPOTRUN, and I am a sixth grader at Washington Middle School in beautiful (and very snowy today) Missoula, Montana. I am currently 12 years old, and I enjoy playing soccer, skiing, and playing with my friends and dogs. A few of my pastimes are writing, violin, photography (I took these pictures of the outfits I designed) and playing sports.
I am posting today because my mom SALLYMANDY invited me to be a guest blogger on “The Blue Kimono.” I have always liked fashion design, and even though I would never wear some of the outfits I’ve created—I’ve enjoyed every second of making them up.
What I think about when I make a new outfit is, “Make sure that there are lots and lots of vibrant, awesome colors and patterns.” When I dress, I make sure that I wear something I love. Even if it’s something you don’t like very much like a dull gray shirt, you can spice it up by wearing cut off jeans and an orange sweatshirt! Even if it doesn’t match that’s okay because it’s something you like.
When I designed this outfit, I was thinking since I love to base a lot of my outfits off of funky shoes, I decided to base this outfit off of my favorite pair of Chuck Taylors. I also was thinking of something a little more sophisticated than what I usually wear, but you can make a pair of jeans and some tanks and Converse as sporty looking or as dressed up as you want.
Creating this outfit for me was pretty simple. Like I said before, I love clothes with lots and lots of funky, bright colors and patterns. So I used one of my favorite sweatshirts and one of my favorite shirts to work with. I also used a skirt I used to wear in 5th grade, and I don’t wear it anymore but I used it because the blue in the skirt matches some of the blue in the sweatshirt. And the little bit of orange on the shirt matches the little bit of orange in the sweatshirt. And black goes with everything so the leggings add a nice finishing touch.
On this outfit, I didn’t think about it very much. I don’t wear this sweatshirt very often, and I love blue, so I decided to throw together an outfit of all blue. I think this outfit would look pretty good with my blue Converse, because this one is mostly all solids, and all solids are easy to work with.
I hope you enjoyed this post, and happy Sunday!