Monday, April 14, 2008

Street Style!

I was walking home from the mall today and saw these two girls standing on the side of what was probably their parent's mini van. At first I glanced over and admired their cute style but after I passed them, I thought to myself, "What a good example of dressing for your body type, why not take a picture of them and blog about it?" Unfortunately I didn't have a good camera, I had to take the shots with my cell phone so I apologize for the quality. But don't they look cute?

The first girl isn't more than 13 years old, and a rectangle body shape- she looks fabulous! Here at Shape Candy the goal is to embrace your shape, be proud of it and dress accordingly right? She did a great job, instead of wearing something tight, she put on a cute tunic she got somewhere in San Fransisco. The color looks great on her as well, especially with her brown hair.

The second girl, her sister, is around 15 or 16 and is an hourglass shape (a little more curvy) She's also wearing a cute tunic, but I LOVE that her purse has the same blue as her shoe's and coordinates well with the black in her outfit.

It's hard to find young girls these days who are confident enough to look this good. I'm sure that sounds strange, but I strongly believe there are so many who are trying to look well beyond their years and they do that by wearing inappropriate clothing. For example, it's been a long winter and finally this week it warmed up. Well, I went to an outdoor mall that day and of course, almost every teenage girl found an excuse to wear short shorts and spaghetti strap tanks. Okay, it was warm but it wasn't THAT warm. Good for THESE girls below, may the girls at the mall look to them as an example!


celia said...

Hey Erin! What a great idea for a blog site. Indeed these girls are darling. And thanks for all the tips on dressing for your body type... something indeed I (and lots of others) could use some informed guidance on. Also, I love your positive spin on things :)
Keep up the good work!!

Tasha said...

These girls look adorable! Ah, I agree... I seriously don't think there is anything tasteful about short shorts and little tank tops. Not only is it inappropriate, but it's not even flattering (on any body type), or even stylish. I was recently in Arizona with my mom, and evvvveryone down there was wearing shorts that were so short, they could easily pass as underwear. I don't care who you are or what your values are... it's not even flattering!! I love how these girls are dressed. It's very age appropriate, perfect for their body types, and I think it helps them to present themselves in respectable ways. So cute!!