The pink bardot bandit

The pink bardot bandit

We’ve seen the trend around. Watched it walk the runway. Spotted it in magazines. We have all been there, and now, we are here. Inspired by the off-shoulder movement, I decided to combine two of my most love trends into one OOTD for Mila, the bardot and the high-waisted short. Deciding to sweeten it up with by choosing soft crepe fabric in the prettiest of pinks and today I showcase that ensemble I’ve dubbed, the bardot bandit.

Cold shoulder

pink off shoulder top

The flared sleeve has made a comeback in a major way. Even though this top has an expose shoulder, the long sleeve adds a touch of modesty, which I quite enjoy.

High-waist over low-rise

pink high waisted shorts

High-waisted shorts are the ideal choice of garment for kids. No matter if they’re doing, swinging on the jungle gym, enjoying some teddy tennis or raising arms up high to hula the hoop like a pro. You’ll find that the belly is mostly covered protecting their innocence from unsuspecting eyes of passers-by and non-parental folk.

The butterfly effect

pink butterfly detail

I decided to add a pink butterfly in the bottom corner of the top. I felt the OOTD needed something to add to its whimsy and innocence.

pink style ideas

The look is finished off with a silver gladiator style sandals. The statement shoe could be considered garish but it is the perfect accessory to your outfit and just enough spunk to make a statement.

pink DIY children's clothes

It’s not that hard to incorporate current trends into your wardrobe and I do hope that you found inspiration to amp up your kids style in a way that is practical and fashionable.

Top and Shorts – DIY | Sandals – Edgars

About the author

tamlyn jacobus DIY pink fashion

Tamlyn Jacobus is a mother and fashion blogger hailing from South Africa. You can learn more about her work at her site Painting in Pink.

Further reading

Not all of us are DIY experts. For those of us with who can’t tell a backstitch from a french knot, you can take a look at our other articles onĀ pink fashion and pink accessories. Do you have a very young child? Consider decorating a pink nursery as well.

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