The Loose Sweater and Skirt Combo
While loose sweaters are a go-to winter essential that provides great comfort to us all, this item of clothing also hides our waistline and makes our lower body appear shorter. So, when pairing our sweaters with skirts, it is imperative that we tuck the garment in.
Otherwise, we will look frumpy like the woman in the left picture here. Also, a good trick to remember would be to pair the loose long-sleeve with a tighter skirt, in order to flatter your figure.
The Waistline Cinch
The waistline is most women’s smallest area, so it’s important not to hide this part of our bodies but rather to embrace it. As seen in the image on the left, when we wear garments that are loose and unflattering it can be deceiving and make us look bigger than we actually are.
That’s why we suggest either to add a belt to cinch in your waist or get your clothes altered tighter as this woman did (right-side).
When an article of clothing causes bulging, it means that it makes you appear swollen or lumpier than you actually are. This is a look that nobody actively wants so try to avoid buying clothes that have this effect on you.
As seen here, this black cocktail dress is making the woman appear as if she has stomach rolls and the mom jeans on the right are also guilty of the same thing.
Tuck in Your Shirt
When wearing a long-sleeve tee with a skirt like pictured here, pulling down the shirt immediately adds on imaginative extra pounds (see the left-side). This is because you have divided your figure into two pieces and given the effect of stomach rolls.
This is not a look that we want to promote as it is most unflattering and doesn’t show off the skirt well. Rather tuck in the shirt and let the skirt’s waistband give you a good cinch in.
The Best Belt for You
When it comes to trying to flatter the figure, a good rule of thumb is to opt for a thicker belt. The wideness of a chunkier belt is better for cinching in your waist.
Also, you can wear belts that are light in color but it depends on what clothing you wear with it. If your coat is darker than the belt you are wearing, then this could make your waistline appear larger.
Unless you’re in grade school, the matchy-matchy look is never flattering. Not only is it boring but if all your clothes are the same pattern, it can make you appear larger than you are because it’s so much of the same aesthetic.
Instead, try to wear just one patterned piece. Another option, which is way more fun, would be to play with different patterns within the same outfit. Clothes that “clash” in an artistic way can look incredibly stylish!
The Art of the Skinny Jeans
When it comes to choosing the right pair of skinny jeans for you, try to remember to choose ones that are slightly loose and that show off your ankles. Also, don’t wear shoes with jeans that contrast in color, since this will give the illusion that your legs are shorter and in return, make you look heavier.
Out of the two photos this lovely lady took, we feel the one on the left is more flattering as she tucked in her tee and wore cute sneakers.
Show-Off These Body Parts
When we’re feeling like we’ve picked up some pounds, our knee-jerk reaction is to try to cover ourselves up in clothes that hide as much as possible.
While we understand and empathize with this fashion choice, there are a few body parts that should never be hidden – we refer to these as the ‘thinner’ parts which include your neck, wrists, ankles, and waistline. Showing off these body parts makes us look thinner and feel more dainty.
The Coat to Skirt Dimension
A big fashion no-no that makes us look heavier is to wear a coat or raincoat that is shorter than our skirt. This is especially true with contrasting colors.
By wearing a coat that doesn’t cover the length of our other garment, we create the appearance of an extra layer that cuts our figure in an unflattering manner. The image here speaks for itself… So ladies, don’t forget this vital piece of information the next time you’re buying a coat.
The Right Undergarment
Wearing the right undergarment beneath your clothing will ensure that you are nicely tucked in and creates smooth lines. We’re pretty sure that nobody wants the alternative, so make a considerable effort to buy the bras, undies, and shapewear that is best fitted to what you wear on top.
The image here shows the difference it makes when one wears the incorrect undergarment vs. the right one. The contrast between the two is very noticeable in the woman’s stomach area.
The Tracksuit Wins Here
While one would think that short shorts would always beat the tracksuit pants when it comes to what’s more flattering, that is in fact not the case here. If our shorts are too short, they can make us appear bigger. Whereas, fitted yet still breathable track pants can be very flattering (as seen on this woman).
Another reason we are criticizing her outfit on the left was due to the childish print of the tee that draws negative attention to the stomach area.
Pay Attention to Pockets
Pockets can make someone look wider, especially if you plan to utilize said pockets and store various items in them. Pay attention to pocket placement — do the pockets draw attention to your stomach or some other area you don’t want to be emphasized?
The shape of your pockets is important, too. Are the pockets large and sagging outward, making you look wider? Or are they sleek and tucked in, so as not to add any bulk?
The Rule About Lines
Vertical lines help make us appear more streamlines and longer, while horizontal ones can have the opposite effect, especially in the abdomen area. So, for this woman’s dress which displays a mix of both, it can get tricky when deciding how to accessorize it.
This is when the dress’s length comes into play – since it is below her knees, we prefer the blazer on the right that cinches her in at the waistline.
The Pencil Skirt Principle
When choosing a flattering skirt, there is a common misconception that the short, black, and tight one is the answer. This is actually not the case since short skirts cut the lines of our legs unnaturally and even more so if it’s in a dark shade.
Plus, the garment is uncomfortable to walk and sit in which lends itself to be impractical. Rather choose a pencil skirt that complements your shape and expresses your femininity.
The Geometric Design Downside
While geometric design patterns on garments are aesthetically-pleasing, oftentimes they leave us looking square-shaped. This is evident in the image displayed here as the same woman in two similar dresses looks way better and thinner in the plain black number.
This doesn’t mean that we cannot rock garments with this design but when it comes to dresses and skirts, it’s not recommended unless the garment is short and shows off your legs.
The Power of a Tan
While this next one might surprise some, the power of a tan is known to give the effect of shredded weight. If you still don’t believe us, just look at the before and after display here – the difference in her legs definition is sizable.
This is because darker skin gives the illusion of a concealed finish. Furthermore, a tan can hide unfavorable redness or bruising, which provides an added bonus. So, if you’re not feeling yourself, spray on some tan, and voila!
Don’t Overkill the Oversized Look
When rocking oversized clothes, it’s important to pay attention to the accessories you choose to wear with them. Due to the baggy nature of the garment on top, we suggest keeping your handbag and jewelry more on the daintier side.
The images here perfectly depict how the smaller accessories make all the difference by tying the outfit together and not adding extra weight to your top-half. Lastly, remember to show your wrists when wearing these oversized garments.
The Sweater Fix
While the loose sweater is beloved to many of us, our waistline would say otherwise if it could do the talking. This is because sweaters hide our waists and give the illusion of a shortened torso. A good trick to remember when styling your sweater next time is to add a belt that lifts it up and accentuates your figure.
The before and after is quite astonishing when you realize a tiny belt was to thank for all that magic. Now, your outfit is stylish, flattering, and makes you look 10 pounds lighter!
Flared Shorts Are Your Friend
Shorts that are tight and straight-legged can be unflattering and create the illusion of a thicker thigh. However, if you opt for flared shorts, then your legs will look far slimmer in comparison. Since they’re looser, they’ll most definitely be more comfortable too.
Flared shorts create a bit more of a diverse aesthetic, which is flattering to those who want to accentuate their curves. Straight-legged shorts, on the other hand, create the illusion that your leg doesn’t have any shape to it.
How to Style Your Busiest Dress
When it comes to styling your looks, a fashion tip that has stood the test of time is remembering that less is more. Due to the business of the patterned dress, the jacket should help tie the look together and flatter the woman’s physique.
For this reason, we prefer the look on the right, as it tones down the vibrance and gives a slimming effect. However, with that being said, we do love the pop of the red on the left but feel the short cut makes the woman’s hips look bigger.
The Side Tuck
We’ve all heard the saying, “Less is more.” Well, that sentiment definitely applies to fashion, too! It really doesn’t take much to give a simple outfit that extra oomph you’re looking for.
Take a side tuck, for example. Not only does this kind of tuck create a bit of shape, but it also adds some flair to minimal outfits, like jeans and a sweater.
Roll it Up
When it comes to styling your outfit in the most flattering way, you’ll find that it’s all in the smaller details. Like we mentioned earlier, showing off your neck and wrists can make a difference as seen with this woman, as well as one another trick – rolling up your jeans.
This styling tip is primarily for when your jeans are more on the baggier side as rolling them up allows your ankles to show. This immediately creates a thinning effect on your legs which we’re sure everyone would enjoy.
It’s All in the Fabrics
When we wear clothing that is too tight on us or has a rough material, it can make us look bigger than we actually are. That’s why it’s usually better to wear garments that are made of smooth and forgiving fabric in order to cover up any unwanted areas.
Also (as shown on the left-side here), try steering clear of square-shaped or rigid necklines as they cover up our neck area and give a boxy-effect to our chest.
The Stripe Dilemma
While it is a misconception that all vertical stripes are thinning and horizontal ones add on the pounds, the thickness of the stripes is the true indicator when it comes to what looks flattering. For example, frequently narrow stripes add dimension and can help hide our pounds, while thicker and rare stripes can hide our feminine curves and make us look dumpy.
This is seen in the image here, as even though the woman on the left is sporting the infamous horizontal lines, due to their thinness and large frequency, she looks great.
The Trouser Fit
Ladies, trouser pants provide such a classy and sophisticated look, especially for work attire. The key to wearing the right pair is all in the fit. As seen on the left side here, the beige trousers seem to swim on the woman and make her appear larger.
Whereas, the black pair on the right have a complementary effect on her because they are better fitted to her legs. See how the pants tighten in the middle and then flow out towards the hemline? Now, that is a great fit!
The Beltloop Tuck
Do you have a top or blouse that’s just a bit too long or baggy on you, so you never really wear it? Whether or not you spent a lot of money on it makes no difference. Either way, it would be a shame to get rid of it.
Luckily, we have the ultimate hack for you — all you’ll need is that baggy shirt and a pair of pants or shorts with belt loops. Simply thread the extra fabric at the bottom of the shirt through one of the belt loops on the side. Then, take the tail of the shirt that’s been looped through and tuck it into your pocket.
The Shoe Details
Heels have the great power to make us look taller and in doing so, we appear thinner. However, the type of heel we pick to wear should be a well-thought-out decision. In the image displayed below, while the two pictures look very similar, the heels differ slightly in style.
The ones on the left are the classic peep-toe stiletto, while the ones on the right have less of a platform and have that strap across the ankle. Unfortunately, this ankle-strap adds an odd dynamic to her ankles and gives an unflattering effect to her legs.
The Smartest Smart Jacket
A smart jacket can spruce up any outfit and give a more formal appearance. We believe they’re a closet must-have for this very reason. And while we actually think both jacket displays look nice here, the obvious winner for us is the plain white one, due to its shortened length.
The smart jacket is supposed to create a square frame on our shoulders, so the most flattering choice here would be to wear one that still accentuates your bottom frame.
The Kimono Rule
The Kimono comes from Chinese fashion during the Wu dynasty dating back to many centuries ago. The garment appears similar to the style of a silk robe except it has become more day-time acceptable over time. And today, the kimono is a beloved fashion feature for outfits on-the-go.
However, one must remember to wear a long-cut one as shown here on the left. Otherwise, the garment just looks like a flowy cardigan that would make anyone look chunkier. Plus, the whole point of it is to reflect a robe so the long length is necessary.
How to Pair Your Loose Jeans
If you opt to wear looser jeans, then how you pair them will determine if your outfit will be flattering on you or not. On the left-side here, there are a few styling mistakes that led to the woman looking frumpy.
Firstly, she chose to wear a tee that covered her decolletage and then wore an oversized cardigan over that. A good rule of thumb to remember if you’re going to wear loose jeans is to ensure your chest is slightly exposed as she smartly did on the right-side.
The Shape of Sunglasses
Believe it or not, even wearing the wrong shape of sunglasses can make us look bigger than we are. That’s why it is imperative to wear the right pair for your facial structure. The fashion rule of thumb here is to wear the shape that actually contrasts with your face.
For example, if you have a more circular-shaped face, then opt for a square-styled pair of sunnies like this Gucci pair as indicated here. While the round sunnies are stylish, they are not fit for everyone’s face shape.
Opt for Well-Fitted
No matter your size, it’s important to find clothes that fit you. Many people opt for larger clothing in order to hide certain areas of their bodies that they feel less comfortable showing off, like their tummy or midsection. In reality, though, this habit can make you look much bigger than you actually are.
Rather than choosing a loosely-fitting dress as shown in the picture, try well-fitted clothes that take the attention away from your midsection, but still define your waist.
The Power of Posture
This next fashion mistake isn’t even about fashion per se but has a lot to do with looking bigger. Learning to stand with correct posture can help elongate us and actually make us appear taller and thinner.
While the example shown here is rather dramatic, it does get the point across that having a bad stance can make our bellies look bigger and our bodies shorter. So ladies, remember to stand up straight with your shoulders back!
When it comes to dressing for winter, obviously our main priority is to keep warm. However, with that being said, we still want to look fashionable and wear items that are favorable to our figure. So, while we feel most cozy in an oversized sweater, it is also the garment that makes us look the frumpiest.
A good alternative would be to try an oversized cardigan that is long in length like the one shown here. Pair this number with a fitted top, and you are ready to rock the winter.
The Higher the Heel
You know that iconic phrase, “the higher the heel, the closer you are to heaven?” Well, we’re big enthusiasts of it because high heels truly do make us appear taller and as a result, our legs look longer. The proof is in the picture here on the right.
While we still feel the woman on the left has rocking legs, we do feel that the straps on the shorter heels also contribute to why she looks shorter. Remember to show off our god-given lovely ankles!
Printed pants are a great substitute for plain black or grey trousers, however, the size of the print will determine its success. Try to remember that larger prints make the person wearing them look bigger, while smaller prints give a thinning effect.
That is why the tiny flower print on the left-side is recommended over the pretty pink pattern. While we can admire large and dramatic prints, that doesn’t mean they need to be displayed on our pants.
Don’t Give Up on “Frumpy” Pieces
If you have an article of clothing that you really love but it’s a bit frumpy or unflattering, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to give up on it altogether. Most clothing items can be made to look chic with the right accessories or tailoring.
Cinching the waist with a belt can make a shapeless dress flattering. Pairing an old-fashioned dress with a modern-looking jacket can make you look younger. In short, don’t give up on the clothes that you love.
Going Dark With Makeup
Wearing heavy dark makeup, as opposed to a lighter fresher look, can make you appear both heavier and older. A lot of dark makeup can drag down the overall aesthetic of your face and make all of your features look larger, including features you don’t necessarily want to be enhanced.
Your best bet is to have just one facial feature with dark makeup and keep the rest light. For example, if you opt for a smokey eye then don’t go for a dark lip as well.
Keeping a long cardigan untucked can make your hips look wider and can create the illusion of a short torso. The simple act of tucking in a cardigan can accentuate your waist and create an overall slimmer and chicer aesthetic.
Add in a belt to cinch your waist and a jacket or unbuttoned blouse to complete the look, and you’ll be good to go! Bonus points if the jacket or unbuttoned blouse is on the longer side, as that will elongate your torso and have a slimming effect.
It’s All in the Details
Changing a few small details in an outfit can completely alter your overall look. Simply unbuttoning the topmost buttons of your blouse can elongate your neck, as well as make you look less stern.
A belt that perfectly matches your dress (meaning, it came with the dress itself) can be boring and the lack of a break in color can make you appear frumpy. Instead, use a different belt in a matching color.
Wearing All Black
Yes, black is a slimming color. However, overdoing it and making sure that your entire wardrobe is strictly black can create the vibe of someone who’s trying a little too hard.
Think about someone who wears an obscene amount of foundation — you’d probably assume that they have some acne or something else they’re trying to cover up. Wear slimming black if you want to, just make sure not to overdo it. Every now and then, throw in some other colors.
Tight and Stretchy Jeans
Yes, we want jeans that are form-fitting and show off our lovely curves. It’s also true that we want jeans that are stretchy and comfortable, so we can move around in them.
That being said, we don’t want jeans that are so tight and stretchy that our thighs look like they may pop out at any second! A general rule of thumb is to buy jeans with at least 2% of elastic fiber and pants need to have a minimum of 4% elastic fiber.
Draw Attention Upward
If you have a larger midsection and want to divert attention elsewhere, a stylish blazer can most definitely do the trick! This look brings the eye upward, away from one’s tummy. Furthermore, the sleek lines of the blazer have a slimming effect by creating vertical lines along the silhouette.
Just remember to tuck your lower layer shirt into your jeans or skirt, so that it doesn’t bunch up or create rolls under the blazer.
Say “No” to Turtlenecks
Turtlenecks may hide any excess around the neck area but they also create a larger look overall. Turtlenecks add bulk to the upper body, which can be especially problematic for those with broader shoulders.
This type of top will draw attention to your jawline which can be a positive or negative thing, depending on how happy you are with that part of your body. On a similar note, turtlenecks tend to make women’s chests appear larger — which can be a good or bad thing.
Glasses Frames Can Change the Game
If you wear glasses on a regular basis, it may be worth investing in an updated pair if you want to make over your look. Thick-framed glasses can make a person’s face appear larger as well as older.
A delicate frame, however, is likely to be less intrusive on one’s face. Similarly, simple and light-colored frames can be extremely flattering. Dark-colored frames with a lot of embellishments can make the face look heavier.
Location Is Everything
By now, we all know the importance of tucking in our shirts for a slimming and chic look. However, it’s not enough to just tuck in your top — you have to tuck it in the right place.
Shirts that are tucked in too low, or tucked into sagging pants, will make you look plump as it appears that your belly is pushing the pants down (even if it’s not). Make sure to get pants that fit at your waist and tuck your shirt in well above the hips.
Dainty Jewelry for a Dainty Look
If your jewelry is big and loud, then your aesthetic will be big and loud. Similarly, if your jewelry is delicate and classy, that’s the vibe that you’re more likely to give off.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having a large-than-life persona but if that’s not the look you’re going for, then chunky jewelry may not be the best choice for you. If you want to make an entrance, though, big jewelry may just be the way to go!
Tent Tops Are a No-No
Tent tops are called ‘tent tops’ for a reason and their name alone should be enough to discourage people from wearing them. If you like the look of a flowy, light shirt, then opt for a loose shirt that has a bit more to the cut.
We recommend a form-skimming shirt that won’t look like a literal tent but won’t be completely form-fitting either. Like most things in life, loose shirts are best in moderation.
The Fit and Flare Dress
When it comes to flattering dress styles, the winner is without a doubt, the classic fit and flare dress (as shown on the right-side). The shape cinches us in at our smaller area and then flares out to hide our wider section.
The difference between this fit and the gapping bodycon dress (as shown on the left-side) is quite remarkable on this beautiful model. While her beauty is evident in both photos, the fit and flare number really complements her physique.
Which Boot is Better?
When it comes to choosing the most flattering boot to complete our look, adding a little heel never hurts (well, unless the heel is uncomfortable and then it actually does).
The great benefit of a heel is that it gives us more height and in return, makes us appear thinner. Plus, the shoe on the left here allows the ankles to still be seen which we now know is a great fashion tip.
Same, Same but Different
While we ourselves took a minute to figure out the difference between the images here, once we did, we realized the power of a fresh haircut. The woman here is wearing the exact same outfit but her shorter hairdo in the right image truly makes her appear lighter.
This is because more of her chest and shoulder area is now exposed which is known to be more flattering. So girls, the next time you’re feeling like you need a change or want to shed some pounds, take yourself first to the hairdresser.
The Maxi Dress
It is a fashion myth that women with heavier mid-sections should wear wide, tent-like dresses like the one shown on the right here. While this doesn’t mean that the bodycon fit is the only way to go, there is a more flattering style that we want to promote – the empire waistline.
As seen on the dress on the left, the fit slightly tightens above the waist area before flowing down. This shape helps flatter the female body and helps hide the unwanted parts.
Knowing Your Shirts
If you’re attempting to hide some pounds, wearing a shirt without buttons (like pictured on the left-side here), will not aid you in your quest. In fact, it will have the opposite effect on you and make you look frumpy.
We recommend rather to wear a shirt with buttons that you can leave open with a plain tee underneath (as seen on the right-side). Now you have yourself a chilled yet lengthened look that flatters your figure more.
40+ Kids Whose Seriously Genius Moves Made Us Go “Well Played, Kid”
It seems that as we get older, we lose the ability to think outside the box and kind of conform to society’s expectations. So, here’s a couple of examples of kids whose seriously genius moves made us go, “Well played kid. Well played.”
Who doesn’t love a prank? Well when a kid is the one doing the act, we can almost guarantee you that the parents are not in love with the idea. Why? Because, generally it involves someone cleaning up a mess and as a result, someone else getting grounded.
Riding in Style
When you’re a kid, one of the best things to do is ride your bike around the neighborhood and hang out with your friends. Sometimes though, children like to feel free and that means riding barefoot. However, this proves to be uncomfortable and often hazardous.
So this bike lover of a kid thought this issue through and came up with a practical solution ― he simply added a few pieces of carpet to the top of the pedal, and voila!
Birthday Girl Mood
Birthday parties are so fun when you’re a kid. Not only do you get all your friends together to celebrate but you also get great gifts. Plus, there’s a yummy cake involved. The only downside is you have to share your cake, and if you’re someone who has a sweet tooth, this might be a problem.
But this smart young girl figured out how to game this system that distracts others from touching the Crème de la crème of the party ― the cake.
A Burn a Day!
We know the saying should read “an apple a day” but we couldn’t help ourselves! We truly believe that in order to remain youthful you need a lot more than just a healthy fruit each day. For us, a good sense of humor will stand you in good stead.
So, we were happy to see that this father was still being kept on his toes by his little angel. It must have stung for a second or two but we’re sure the laughter made up for it!
Thinking Outside the Box
Over the past year or so, kids have learned how to navigate online learning out of necessity. This meant that a lot of them had to learn some new skills. Especially those who didn’t enjoy paying attention in class, like this shrewd dude.
This kid figured out how to pretend he was having internet issues so that he didn’t have to answer any questions in class. This may not be ideal for his participation grade, but it definitely solved his other problem.
A lot of cities love to get their people involved in the naming of things like streets and buildings. Often you’ll find that these are accomplished through contests that anybody can enter. This girl just happened to enter and win.
She decided to take something that people view as smelly and ugly like a street sweeper and turn it into something endearing. We love her thought process! “Sweeping Beauty” all the way!
Just Keep Floating
When you’re a kid, you tend to have a couple of favorite toys that you’d like to take everywhere you go. Unfortunately, not all of them can be used in places that are water-oriented. But this kid figured it out, and it’s actually pretty genius.
By taking his floaties and attaching them to the wheels of this race car, he created a floatable toy that will keep him entertained for hours. Bath time will never be boring again!
When a child draws, it’s a great way for them to express how they really feel. It’s seen as a less edited and unfiltered version of their thinking. So when this kindergarten student drew this of her mom, it appears she was letting out some frustration.
Honestly, job well done! After a long day at school, all kids want to really do is go home, eat something yummy and unwind. So, when the moms start chatting, it delays the whole process.
The Mess Police
When most kids are growing up, they are given chores that have to be done either daily or weekly. Sometimes this includes taking care of their pets. This task usually also means making sure the pets’ area is always clean.
However, animals are known to be messy like little kids and this particular kid got tired of the clean-up process. So, they got really creative with a solution to avoid future sweeping.
Some kids have a pretty advanced sense of humor. Those who understand the concept of wordplay can actually become pretty creative when setting up pranks and jokes. The example below is exactly what we mean!
Do you get the joke? We’ll pause while you have a quick laugh. And for those of you who didn’t so much as let out a small giggle, come on and lighten on up!
One of the most important times in high school is your last year, and this often includes a very elaborate prom. At the prom, everybody dresses up in their best outfits, and it’s a rite of passage to dance the night away before you graduate.
There’s always some sort of theme and dress code that comes with these proms, and usually, it has to be over the top. Clearly, this person’s idea of fancy was a little bit different, and it led to a pretty interesting and memorable moment.
Savor the Moment
One of the worst things about being a kid is that there’s bedtime. You have to go to bed at a certain time so that you can get up at a certain time and get enough sleep. This is also used as a bargaining tool by parents from time to time.
However, this little girl figured out a way around this and delayed her bedtime in a fair and non-rule-breaking way. We bet the parents are eating their words now. Get it?
Clean This Up!
Having a kid that’s willing to help around the house is always nice. Sometimes though, unless the instructions are very well laid out, they don’t quite understand what you are asking them to do.
For instance, this kid was asked to organize and clean up the pantry but ended up stripping all the cans of their labels and making a total mess. We guess the family is going to get a lot of mystery meals in the future. Kind of exciting, no?
The modern world has a lot of crazy technology and platforms that can be used for so many different requests. For example, money sending apps help save a lot of time and energy. Youngster Liam was fully aware of that and since his parents were anti-tacos, he got creative.
He simply made an online request for a stranger to cover his craving. We know that this is not safe nor a good idea but we take our hat off to him still.
Many homes have invested in trampolines not only for their kids to play with but also for exercise purposes. This toy/piece of equipment so often winds up being more fun for the kids than for the adults.
And with so many more of us staying home nowadays, it is not surprising that parents hate the constant racket. But before mom and dad thought to remove the trampoline, this kid found the perfect solution.
Aren’t You Clever?
Sometimes kids will get a little sarcastic when it comes to test questions. Sometimes they do this because they are frustrated and can’t figure it out, and other times just because they want to get a good laugh.
We’re not sure which one this kid is, but we will say that their answer to these questions is priceless. We are sure they got marked wrong for this, although we think they should get a few points for being creative.
An Easy Morning
One of the most popular breakfast items for a kid is a big old bowl of sugary cereal. Kids love the combination of the crunch of the cereal and the milk at the end. However, sipping up all the milk often proves to be difficult.
Instead of resorting to picking up the bowl to slurp all the remaining milk, this kid got super inventive. Introducing the straw spoon combo! Now you can finish your cereal in style.
Have you ever gotten ready to eat a wonderful piece of chocolate only to open it up and find it melted all over the wrapper? Don’t worry, we’ve been there too and we can’t seem to forget how disappointing that feeling was.
But thanks to this outside-the-box thinker, say goodbye to those sorrows! This kid seems to have figured out how to cool the chocolate down so they can enjoy it no matter what the temperature is. Genius!
Use Your Imagination
Legos are one of the best toys to help with kids’ imagination and hand-eye coordination. With them, you can build anything, and that makes them accessible to any age. But sometimes, there are those kids that just don’t want to put that much effort into building something fantastic.
A prime example would be this kid who was trying to get as much as he could with very little work. We’re sure the creators behind this challenge had a good laugh at this.
No More Rolling
Remember when you used to sit down and color in sketchbooks for hours? How many times did you lose a crayon because it kept rolling off the table? Well, if you had been as creative as this kid, you might have figured out a way around it.
Instead of trying to keep them in the box, he just found something that was sticky on one side and utilized it to keep his crayons from rolling off the table. We’re sure his mom was horrified, but we think this is pretty clever.
Look, No Hands!
Sitting for hours in bed and watching their tablet or computer is something a lot of kids do nowadays. This is because pretty much everything they want is on that tablet, so there’s no need to go any further.
But holding it for long periods can make your arms tired, and so this young lady figured out a pretty sweet way to create a tablet holder that still allowed her to lay down and relax.
Sketchin’ it Out
Most kids love to doodle and draw when they are very young. But as they get older, they often lose interest and this passion seems to fade away. But maybe if they were as clever as this little girl, they might keep drawing.
Using light to create a silhouette to draw is something that a lot of animators do, and this young lady has figured that out way ahead of schedule.
Kids always want to snack and what’s better than a packet of chips? Even though we love Cheetos, we can say without hesitation that the bags are a pain to deal with. You have to stick your hands in deep to retrieve the chips and you end up with orange fingers.
So, this kid got creative and made a new opening in the middle, making it easier to retrieve the beloved chips. We think this idea is so good it should be implemented on a mass scale. Who agrees?
As kids, we recall playing in make-believe worlds with our dolls as models. But oftentimes, we would get so caught up in our fantasy, that we’d end up losing toys, our Barbie doll clothes, and more.
But instead of crying when this happened to her, this designer in the making got to work fast and decided to improvise with kitchenware. We have full faith that this youngling will grow up and do great things.
Covering the Bases
Not everybody is good at math. So sometimes, when there is a tricky question, kids have to get a little creative to make sure that they get the points for that question. So, this kid did just that and we’re giving him full credit.
Making sure he covered all his bases, he used the number mentioned and just made sure that it was in every single place. Probably annoying for the teacher but pretty clever for us!
Do You Get It?!
Homes with multiple kids in them often lead to the little ones out thinking the parents when it comes to practical jokes. The setup and execution of these elaborate jokes can take quite a bit of time, so there has to be someone on the lookout at all times.
Clearly, this onlooker did a great job because the kids were able to get everything set up and accomplish this sweet prank. Unfortunately, we’re sure that the parents made them clean the mess up after as well!
One of the most popular traditions nowadays when it comes to Christmas time is “Elf on the Shelf.” This is a fun little game that parents and kids play before the actual day in order to add some festive fun into their lives.
Supposedly this elf is watching you so that Santa knows how good you are. In order to make sure they stayed on that nice list, these kids figured a way out to make sure the elf wouldn’t see anything.
It can get pretty tiring holding your phone up when you’re trying to scroll through YouTube or text back and forth with your friends. So why not take the time and use a little imagination to create a holder?
This is what this kid did, and he used what he had, which was Legos. This seems like a solid idea, and this kid’s parents should probably expect a lot of great things from him. We sure do!
There are always things that kids want that their parents are just not prepared to give them. When this happens, kids are left in a sticky situation with three remaining options.
Either they can have a screaming match which always proves to be unhelpful, or they can ask another family member (again, not recommended), or lastly, they can choose to get creative. This little dude went with the latter and now he has a fake phone and PopSocket.
Spelling it Out
Sometimes when you really want something, you have to think of new ways to get your parent’s attention and show that you truly are passionate about whatever it is. Using the game of Scrabble to send a message is pretty high up on our list of inventive ideas.
Clearly, this little girl has asked about this before and thought that maybe if she took the time to show her parents that she could spell it too, they would reconsider.
Shake it Up
As kids, a lot of us like to make things for our parents. Typically this happens around their birthday, the holidays, or Mother’s and Father’s Day. This comes in handy when we’re trying to win some extra points with them.
This young person clearly wanted to make their mother happy because they used a toy ring container and made it into a useful salt shaker. How cute is that?!
Some kids just get the circle of life way before others. This could be because they watched Lion King too many times. Or perhaps they just have a very open relationship with their parents. Either way, we’re super impressed with this kid!
He has a very clear understanding that a pig is a pig until it becomes bacon. This is a pretty profound yet accurate statement. We bet he has very proud parents!
Proving a Point
When parents are raising their kids, they put a big focus on education. This is because there are a lot of things learned while going to school that you need to grow in life, as well as in your career.
But just because school is important doesn’t mean to say that kids love and adore going there every day. So this smartypants decided to come up with a whole list of reasons why it’s unnecessary. She gets a gold star from us, for sure!
Hold it Up
We realize that this isn’t the first kid on this list to use their Lego pieces to help them make life easier but we still think that this tablet stand deserves applause. Remember, these are really young humans who are coming up with some truly cool ideas!
This kid will go far in business because they have figured out how to be able to both watch their video and do other things by building this tablet stand.
Double the Goodness
One ice cream cone is good, but two is better! This is a law of nature, and apparently, this kid understands it from a very early age. However, the issue comes with the mess as ice cream is known to melt easily.
How this kid came up with this idea will never be known, but we will say that it definitely made us stop and say, “Huh, that’s pretty clever!”
Lighting it Up
It’s frustrating when you’re a kid, and you’re not quite tall enough to reach the things you need. Things like light switches are important for everyone and if you can’t get to it, then you got to allow the creative juices to flow.
This young one’s creativity led them to make this Lego attachment which acts as an assistant tool. It might not be the most fashionable decor but it does solve the problem.
There’s nothing like having your own space to enjoy your shows and music. But as a kid, sometimes privacy is not necessarily something that is available to you. So because of this, this young kid figured out a way to get just a little bit of his own space.
By using a cardboard box and his cell phone, he was able to create a little bit of a home theater system. Now he can enjoy his shows and not have to worry about anybody else interrupting.
Imagine sitting down for breakfast, sitting your spoon in the bowl, and turning around only to find it has fallen down into the bowl. We have all probably had this happen at one time or the other.
To keep this from happening, this kid got a little ingenious with some Scotch tape and a clothespin. It’s almost like this kid is a young MacGyver! We might even try this next time. It sure does fix the problem!
Finding your own style when it comes to art means trying new things. From different mediums to different tools, any slight change in the setup can make for a different type of art.
This sometimes takes people years to learn and thousands of dollars of art college tuition. But this girl seems to have thought about it at a young age and created her own unique style.
No Belt Needed
There is nothing more embarrassing than walking around in front of all your friends and having your pants fall down. That is why so many kids’ parents try to make sure they always have a belt on.
But when that belt breaks or you forget it, then what do you do? Well, if you’re this kid, you grab some clear tape and tape your pants to your belly so that nothing goes wrong. Pretty smart, but it’s definitely going to hurt later!
There are tons of blogs and articles online that talk about life hacks. Some of these fixes are so simple that you can’t believe them, but even still, adults don’t consider it until someone else tells them about it.
This little girl came up with her own great hack and it involves using chip bag clips as hairpins. While hair and food normally don’t mix, we actually think this is a great solution when it comes to keeping your hair back while cooking dinner.
Snacks on the Go
When you’re a kid, and you’re playing, it’s hard to sit still. You’re always moving from place to place, and that means trying to keep your snacks close at hand can be challenging. That is unless you think as this kid does.
Why not use a toy that has a carrying capacity to drop in some snacks so that no matter where you are in the house, you always have something handy? Yes, please!
No Eating in Class
There are just some people that like to snack all day, every day. But when you’re a kid and in school, you can’t eat while you’re in class, and so for those snackers, this can be pretty frustrating.
But this kid got a little smart and decided to use an empty Chapstick to make sure he always had something close by. No way the teacher is going to catch him now!
Cards on the Table
Uno is such a fun game to play with the family. It could be hours of entertainment, but there is one thing that can be very frustrating and hard to handle. Typically at some point during the game, you wind up with too many cards to hold comfortably in your hand.
This young girl figured out that she could use her brush as a cardholder, and now she is free to strategize and doesn’t have to worry about a hand cramp.
The world of fashion is based on classic and contemporary looks that are meant to make us look and feel our best. However, if we make styling mistakes with even the smaller details in our outfit, we can end up ruining the whole look by appearing as if we’ve gained extra weight. Nobody wants this result so stay tuned to hear about these fashion mistakes to prevent the same from happening with your outfits.