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The Style of North West, World’s Fanciest Baby

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There’s something fundamentally weird about admiring the style of a baby — and three years old is definitely still very much a baby — but when it’s North West, you get a free pass. Because really, what other baby had a wardrobe full of Roberto Cavalli, Hermès, and Oscar de la Renta before her first birthday? What baby has inspired Olivier Rousteing to design a children’s line? What baby has the resources to gift — no, not receive — gift a custom Birkin bag? Precisely.

So in honor of her third birthday, here’s an easy, five-step guide to not only dressing like the fanciest three-year-old in existence, but also channeling North West’s general side-eyeing and Snapchat-hating energy, too.

Monochrome + Choker

Back in April, when Kim Kardashian and North West invented the concept of the "mommy-and-me choker," something changed in the air. We had shifted to a new paradigm of parenthood, never to return to the old model. Ever since then, the only way to prove to your baby that you love them is to wear matching chokers. Sorry, it's the law!

Celebrity Baby Version

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Normal, Grown-Ass Adult Version

American Apparel halter catsuit, $38; Topshop velvet initial choker, $20

Black Leather jacket + Yeezys

Yeezy 350s are technically trainers, but they’re worn best with an item of clothing that literally couldn’t be worse for doing an athletic activity. This says to the world: "I don't need to work out, I'm a very important baby!"

Celebrity Baby Version

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Normal, Grown-Ass Adult Version

Adidas Yeezy 350s, starting at $900; Veda "Grand" leather jacket, $495

Fur Coat + Baseball hat

Every celebrity baby needs an absolutely enormous fur coat for when Los Angeles temperatures drop below 72 degrees. Brrr! Add a pink hat for extra warmth, plus a lollipop for good measure.

Celebrity Baby Version

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Normal, Grown-Ass Adult Version

Faux London fur coat, $116; Stussy strapback hat, $39

Thrasher T-Shirt + Slip Dress

One way to imply that you're sort of into skateboarding, but really into the cool font from this vintage West Coast skateboarding magazine is to top your Thrasher T-shirt with a pretty silk dress. (Not recommended for actual skateboarding.)

Celebrity Baby Version

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Normal, Grown-Ass Adult Version

Thrasher T-shirt, $19; Reformation "Adriana" dress, $198

Blazer + Tutu

The most difficult of North West’s looks to pull off as a normal, grown-ass adult (besides her vast collection of Disney princess dresses)? Her signature dance class look: a tutu paired with a custom, baby-sized Balmain blazer. But if you simply replace the tulle from her tutu with a more adultified tulle skirt, you're good to go.

Celebrity Baby Version

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Normal, Grown-Ass Adult Version

Valentino Red tulle skirt, $375; Balmain double-breasted blazer, $1,400

And you're done! Congratulations for having been turned into the cutest, Kardashian-est celebrity three-year-old in Hollywood. Total cost? Many, many thousands of dollars.

On second thought, for that price, you might as well just dress like Kim.