So, why is it that toddlers always, and I mean, ALWAYS choose to wear boots? It’s blistering hot outside, and given the choice a toddler will choose boots even if it is snow boots. I’ve seen toddlers in snow boots, cowboy boots, rubber boots while wearing swimsuits, dresses, shorts (my all time favorite), birthday suits (another favorite), ballet tutus, hats and nothing else, or just a diaper. Of course I rarely see them worn with long pants or “the appropriate attire“.
What I love about seeing children in boots the way they want to wear them is: the freedom of spirit that they have. There are no stupid fashionistas influencing their wardrobe choices, there are no fashion faux pas, and the freedom to express or wear exactly what they want is something, I believe, should be encouraged. Creativity is expressed in the choices we have in clothing. There is plenty of time for their spirits to be thwarted with peer pressure, fashion magazines, society, and dos and don’ts. Most children will succumb to the pressure to fit in, and a few won’t but for now; let’s let them choose to wear boots with their swimming suits.