9 Things in Kids’ Closets Moms Wish They Could Steal (PHOTOS)

kid itemsConfession time, moms. How many of you have secretly eyed your daughter’s (or son’s!) newest wardrobe addition and wished you could wear it yourself? Let’s face it: Our clothes might be pretty and flirty and fun in that "grownup" kind of way, but they’re not Fun the way our kids’ clothes are. 

We moms are often the ones buying our children’s wardrobes and dressing them, so it’s only natural we’d be fantasizing about what life would be like if it were okay for us to wear sneakers that light up or sparkly pink tutus. Sadly, even if it WERE okay, they don’t make all those amazing pieces in our sizes -- unless we are really, really tiny. But they should. They TOTALLY should.

Personally, I can think of at least a dozen things my 7-year-old daughter wears that I wish I could pull off myself. Here are nine kids' items I would totally raid my daughter's closet for without any shame.

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  • Rash Guards


    Now don't get me wrong. We know rash guards exist for adults and we like them. I just started wearing a rash guard from UV Skinz and it serves the same purpose as the ones my daughter wears. But hers are just SO cute. They go with her bikini bottoms and have a style all their own. Adult ones always feel vaguely added on. An after-thought rather than the main one. We can do better!

  • Sparkle Sneakers


    I don't care how much you look, you would be hard-pressed to ever find a pair of sparkle sneakers as cool as the ones your little girl has. The ones for kids are just BETTER.

  • Superhero Costumes


    It's just not cool to sport superhero costumes past the age of 5 in public. We wish it were! The "everyday" superhero look is one adults need to take back as soon as possible!

  • Cool Bike Helmets


    Adults have some hipster helmets and they have some with nice colors, but we do NOT have mohawk helmets. Or shark helmets. It's all so unfair.

  • Light-Up Sneakers


    Why should kids have ALL the fun? It turns out one company IS making awesome light-ups for adults. Very cool, no? We want them now!

  • Fun Socks


    Okay, okay, you can get fun socks in all different sizes, but really, we adults can't get away with wearing them. We look like weirdos. But 6-year-olds wearing rainbow toe socks? TOTALLY normal. We are envious.

  • Mary Janes


    Sure we can buy Mary Janes for adults, but the truth is past the age of 9 or 10, they just stop looking good. Give me the old-school patent leather version any day. Unfortunately, I've just recently outgrown them (don't ask). And I'm still sad.

  • Themed Rain Boots


    Any adult can get a good pair of rain boots. I have at least three. But none of them are Hello Kitty boots. Or froggy-themed boots. Or even Spider-Man boots. Kids are so lucky! (And how many of them truly appreciate it, either?)

  • Tutus


    Most of us are not Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City, and so, no, most of us should NEVER wear a tutu in public. They are the domain of ballerinas and 3-year-olds. But how jealous are we of the tulle and pink and fun! Why can't we all wear them? If only ...