I have a bit of a history with Child/Adult Clothing Confusion. When you’re a student, you can get away with wearing a retro Care Bears t-shirt (or, ahem, having a Teletubby on your car dashboard) but apparently, as you get older, this is less acceptable. Like the time I took my 3 month old baby to a sensory class and couldn’t work out why I was getting funny looks off the other mums. Ah, yes, it might have been because I was wearing an animal hat (look, it was from River Island) and so was my baby (hers was Mothercare).
I often walk into Gap and start lusting after a brightly coloured striped tee, before panicking and wondering if I actually like it because it would look nice on my three year old. I sometimes lose the ability to differentiate between ‘stuff I like for me’ and ‘stuff I like for my pre-schooler’. Does anyone else do this?
Which brings me to…Am I too old to wear Minnie Mouse ears? Well, according to Asos, no!
*cheers, does backflip, does back in, hobbles*
The fashion retailer have announced that they’re teaming up with Disney to make Minnie Mouse ears. Coming in a variety of styles (I love the floral ears…) they start at £10 and will be available to buy from June. Asos Minnie Mouse ears
Why should kids have all the fun? I’m going to buy a pair and wear them to Camp Bestival. After all, where else can you embrace your inner child without anyone giving you a second glance?
But Minnie has long been a fashion icon to those who are young at heart. Last year, lots of designers collaborated to create a collection shown at London Fashion Week, paying homage to Mickey’s lady friend. The range was auctioned off in aid of the Fashion Arts Foundation.
If high fashion ain’t your thing, then brilliantly, Asos have got some awesome sweatshirts, tees and leggings with Minnie on…
1. ASOS Mickey And Minnie Printed Leggings, £22
2. ASOS CURVE Sweatshirt With Mickey & Minnie Sleeve Print, £28
3. River Island Minnie Sweat Top, £25
So what do you reckon? Are we too old to wear Minnie Mouse? I vote ‘heck no’.