Kristine loves 1980s kids properties and comfortable clothing. She's also a plus sized girl and has a more apple-shaped body type than mine. Pairing those two things together is a great way to challenge myself with a style that isn't my usual cup of tea and a shape that isn't meant to fit my body. Kristine also has a standard repertoire of sneakers, jeans, and t-shirts, so anything I did had to be able to mix and match within that existing wardrobe.
Overall, my priorities were:
- Comfort first and foremost
- Plus size availability
- Media Kristine enjoys
- Showing a little leg (she has lovely legs)
I started with less of a stretch: ruffly socks, skirts, and mint green. It's not much of a stretch, but it's definitely not an outfit I'd pick out for myself.
More mint green, but paired with one of my least-frequently used colors: pink. I added in a little magical girl inspiration because, hey, why not? I also used pastel jeggings because K has great legs for them and I think they'd be a great, comfortable option.
This one's probably my favorite outfit, if just because it would be easy to DIY many of the elements. The t-shirt is adorable as all get out, the shoes are a great summer option, and who doesn't love watermelon?
More magical girls! This one was entirely based off decorated shoes, because they're another fun DIY project.
Gimme a little bit of pegasus! Winged accessories are another departure from my usual style, but I think they're absolutely adorable here.
K really loves Care Bears, so I pulled together this outfit to celebrate that enjoyment. This is probably the least likely to be worn by K, though, because she's not so fond of tutus.
And the award for second favorite outfit goes to this beautiful, doughnut-filled beastie. It's so much sweeter than I would ever wear myself, but I think it's adorable and really references Sailor Moon in a way that's quirky, cute, and comfortable.
And one last one: pastels for a fighting princess. I combined schoolgirl-y influence with some fun details - rhinestone studded jelly shoes and the star earrings. I might even wear this one.
Do you ever do stretches like this one? I like to do them periodically to get my fashion muscles loosened up and my brain looking at garments in new ways.