What's cuter than Ryan Gosling trekking through an urban wonderland? A 4-year-old who is all dressed up to look like Ryan Gosling.
Enter Ryker Wixom, a 4-year-old who mimics grown mens' looks and is becoming a bit of an Instagram celebrity by doing so. Of course, Ryker has no idea that more than 50,000 people are following him. "He does know that I am annoying and take pictures of him and his brother about once a day... like most parents," mom, Collette, told HuffPost in an email.
Collette started Mini Style Hacker about three months ago after seeing other well-dressed kids on the Internet. She thought Ryker was just as stylish as his pint-sized trendy peers, and wanted to show other parents how to dress their kids like dapper dudes -- without spending too much money.
She says she looks to celebrities and models for inspiration, then shops for similar looks at places like Zara, H&M, Gap, and Old Navy, and then poses Ryker like the original photo.
Collette offers great tips to other parents who might want to hack Ryker's style. "Knowing how to style a look is sometimes just as important as the pieces. For example, cuffing a kid's pant leg can turn an outfit from ordinary to fashionable," she says. Also, "Layer! Layering is great for kids. 1. It looks cool. 2. If they spill on a layer, take it off... boom new shirt. 3. You can keep them at a comfortable temperature in any weather."
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