Kim Kardashian let North West style herself during their family trip to Japan


As I’ve said before, I think it’s mostly okay for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to raise their kids in that particular kind of 1% luxury. I never expected that Kimye would try to teach their kids to be “humble” or that the kids would only wear stuff from Target. But there have been a few times where I’ve thought that Kim, in particular, kind of crossed a line. One of those times was when Kim allowed North to appear solo on a supplemental cover for Women’s Wear Daily, and she allowed North to style herself and wear a little crop-top and makeup. North was only five years old. It was too much.

But is this as bad as the WWD cover? In my opinion, no. Kim posted photos of North posing in a variety of outfits during their family trip to Japan. Kim proudly proclaimed that 6-year-old North once again styled herself: “My Northie girl is the ultimate fashionista! She comes with me to fabric stores and picks out what she likes and for our Japan trip I let her style herself. I should have let her style me too lol. She loves it. She’s having fun and I am so happy she’s so expressive.”

I think it’s okay, just in general. I’m not a judgy mom, but I am a judgy childfree person who judges when parents aren’t acting as “the adults” in the relationship. But I think in this case, Kim is just letting North be North and encouraging her to follow her own vision and style. North is six years old and clearly she likes clothes, and obviously, she has a lot of clothes. Of course she likes to play dress-up and Kim is encouraging it. And hey, it’s just for social media, not for a national magazine.

Also: when North was a baby, her parents constantly put her in white, black and beige. North grew up to love pink, red, purple and turquoise. I bet Kanye cries about that. Also: North is really starting to look SO MUCH like Kanye.

Photos courtesy of Kim’s social media.

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40 Responses to “Kim Kardashian let North West style herself during their family trip to Japan”

  1. MrsBanjo says:

    Okay those pictures are adorable and she’s styled like many 6 year-olds would style themselves. The staples of fashion at that age are ALL THE COLOURS AND ALL THE SPARKLE.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Don’t forget the feathers. She’s cute and the outfit is cute.

    • LadyMTL says:

      ITA, she looks really cute. I don’t have kids but my brother and SIL are expecting a baby girl in a few months and I’m already plotting all of the cute outfits I want to buy for her (heck, I would buy North’s leggings if my niece was old enough to wear them)…crazy auntie alert, hahaha.

  2. Arizona says:

    I kind of love it? I think it’s fun. I’m probably too uptight about how my kids dress.

  3. astrid says:

    I’m fine with kids dressing themselves. I only had one rule while raising my kids – long sleeves and long pants in the winter. Otherwise, kids choice. One less argument in my opinion.

    • Kate says:

      100% not worth the fight. plus my daughter comes up with way cuter styling than I would usually pick for her (lots of clashing but somehow it works?) and I love it

    • Jenn says:

      My only rules were they needed to be clean and covered! By covered, I mean seasonally appropriate! Lol There are so many other battles to pick, fashion wasn’t one of them. I did roll my eyes a lot at my daughter and had to bite my tongue a lot though! Lol

  4. LahdidahBaby says:

    I love that North is expressing her creativity and receiving encouragement and support in that endeavor from her parents. I wouldn’t want to see a kid her age modeling scanty, sexualized stuff, but this seems innocent and sweet to me. And have to say, North does have a distinctive and joyful sense of style.

  5. Rocķy says:

    Style themselves? I think at 6 it’s called dressing yourself

    • jennifer says:

      the most intelligent thing said here.

    • amayson1977 says:

      Agree, I was like, “my six year-old ‘styles herself’ every day”, because my only rule is if it’s clean and it fits you, you can wear it. She picks out her own clothes. I seriously doubt that North fixed her own hair (and my daughter doesn’t either, not a knock on North!!) It’s just such a Kim thing to say she “styled herself.” Girl, she’s six. She put on clothes she likes. My daughter has a similar skirt and would 100% wear those leggings too if they didn’t cost (I assume) $3,000.

    • josephine says:

      This. And I very much doubt that anything about any of them isn’t strongly controlled and scripted.

  6. Nicegirl says:

    She sure is cute loving her own style here and yes she is looking more like her pops as she grows. I think these outfits are mostly fine tho I agree these kids are not destined to grow up without a daily focus on materialism. 1%

  7. Swack says:

    “She comes with me to fabric stores and picks out what she likes and for our Japan trip I let her style herself.” So is a fabric store what I consider one where you buy material, patterns, notions etc and make your own clothes or does she mean a clothing store? Either way, letting kiddos pick out their outfits is part of growing up and learning to beco.e independent. But a fashionista? Nah.

  8. MrsBanjo says:

    When you let kids dress themselves and pick their own clothes (aside from maybe age-inappropriate stuff), it helps them build their creativity and confidence as they grow.

  9. Mika says:

    See my beef is that she’s saying that she’s a unique parent who is allowing her child to “style herself” when what she is actually doing is letting her kid do what us normies call “dressing herself”. You know, when the tired Mum brings her kid to the birthday party and the kid is wearing just tights and a ninja turtles t-shirt and Dad’s sunglasses falling off her little head and the Mum says “yeah… she dressed herself” and then shrugs because EVERY PARENTS HAS BEEN THERE.

  10. Tezz says:

    North has that hideous, luxury purse on in the last photos!

  11. Rina says:

    Kim should have North style her. She’d look a lot better. Lol 😁

  12. P says:

    Why is it news that a 6 year old chooses her own clothes? Is Kim/Kanye so controlling that North didnt pick her own clothes until now?

  13. HeyThere! says:

    The only eye rolling I’m doing is that the ONLY reason she’s doing this is to set her up to be a billionaire empire of fashion. Guaranteed. Bet me and lose. She’s just trying to brand this six year old as a fashion guru. When all it is…is a little girl having fun with colorful fabric. **eye roll**

    Omg I sound like such a grump a$$! LOL I need coffee and a house keeper. Two toddlers destroying the house as I try to organize toys.

  14. Mel says:

    So she lets the kid pick out her own clothes. Not a big deal.

  15. mew says:

    If kid wants to wear makeup, that kid didn’t sexualize it. Adults did. For kids makeup is just fun and innocent. And if adults see makeup as sexual invitation, that’s adults’ problem. It’s same as saying “wearing mini-skirt is invitation to rape, it’s your own fault” or the whole women’s breast conversation on how men have sexualized the boobs for nothing and women should have freedom to walk their girls out.

    Whole another thing is these pageant things where little girls are dressed up by adults. They’re used for adult’s dreams and desires of cash and fame.

    • Tiff says:

      This!! 👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽

      Stop sexualizing little girls – especially little brown girls. Let kids be kids. Wearing mini skirts and crop tops and having braids with beads are not adult exclusive. If kids want to wear make up, so what?! What kid hasn’t? She’s five, she’s not trying to pass for 21.

      If you have a problem with it ask yourself if you would have the same problem if it were Jessica Simpson’s daughter.

  16. Nev says:

    Soooo cute!!! North is a star.

  17. Anilehcim says:

    This is innocent and cute and North is beautiful.

    Kim and Kanye are always going to put immense pressure on her to be “cool” and fit into a certain kind of role her whole life. This is already evident in the fact that Kim posts shit like this pointing out her daughter’s style and comparing her to Kristen Crawley on numerous occasions. She’s a child. They need to let her live. North isn’t picking out clothes because she wants her mother to put her on IG so she can try to brag that North has some innate sense of style because of her parentage. She’s just a little girl picking out her own clothes.

    • ME says:

      I agree with everything you just said. They want their kids to be seen as “cool”. Has Kim ever spoken about how well North does in school? Or even a good book North is reading? No. It’s always about North with straight hair, North with make-up on, or North posing for the camera with fashionable clothes on. They are grooming her to be an “it” girl by the time she is a teen.

  18. Harryg says:

    Here comes the second wave. She’s cute, but this will never end.

  19. Canadiangirl says:

    She is so cute!

  20. 2lazy4username says:

    My daughter is now 18. I miss this age so much. Creative, free, expressive, fun. <3

  21. Sparkly says:

    I think it’s important to let kids style themselves. They get so little autonomy in life, and self expression is so important.

    I used to try to fight about “winter clothes” rules too, but my oldest has autism and sensory issues and cannot handle sleeves or long pants. I fight to get her to wear a jacket at the bus stop only and take it off when she gets on the bus, and usually she’ll slip it off during the walk anyway. The school would often try to call me in worrying about her “inappropriate clothing” after we put them in public school…but she also runs very hot, like her dad, only she ALSO has a very rare disease that makes her break out from water, even her own sweat (aquagenic urticaria). She would rather be brisk and cold than sweaty, hived out, and sensory overloaded. So when she’s running around sleeveless in winter, it’s actually better for her, and if conditions are truly dangerously cold, she has a jacket on between the house and car.

  22. Grey says:

    It’s cute, but I bet they don’t treat the boy as a decorative object

  23. Spicecake38 says:

    My daughter used to wear a spongebob square pants Halloween costume over her clothing everywhere,at first I hated it,then I accepted it and really appreciated it when she would wear it to a restaurant and even though we got a lot of disapproving looks- she was happy so we ate in peace.

    • amayson1977 says:

      I would so much rather sit next to a happy, well-behaved kiddo in a Sponge Bob costume than a misbehaving kiddo dressed to the nines any day. They have so little they can be in control of at that age, it’s a good lesson in autonomy to let them decide how they want to look and what they want to wear. I grit my teeth sometimes at the combos my daughter comes up with, but seeing how proud and happy she is with her “fashion” warms my heart. I’m glad your daughter got to express her love for Sponge Bob! ;)

  24. Godwina says:

    That is one adorable kid. I love her fashion liberation.

    I worry about her, though–between taking after her dad and being raised in a bubble/among Kardashians, I don’t think it will end well. Run, kid!

  25. missskitttin says:

    They need to stop messing with her hairline.

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