Gwen Stefani: My Sons’ Sense of Style Can Be ‘Horrifying’

10/17/2011 at 04:00 PM ET
Courtesy InStyle

From her dramatic make-up to her eccentric ensembles, Gwen Stefani is all about setting the bar high in the fashion world.

However, since the births of her two sons Kingston, 5, and Zuma, 3, the designer isn’t the only one pushing the limits.

“I like them to be creative and have fun. I’d love to be part of it — don’t get me wrong,” Stefani, 42, says of dressing her boys in the November issue of InStyle.

“Sometimes they’ll get dressed and it’s horrifying. But they often come out in outfits that are awesome.”

A hands-on mom to her children with husband Gavin Rossdale, Stefani admits combining her catwalk looks with motherhood has proven to be a challenge.

“When you have two little boys, you have to play outside. There’s no way around it,” she explains. “If we’re at the park, I try not to wear heels. The kids are so gigantic, it would be painful.”

Her easy solution? “I always bring back-up shoes!” she reveals.

Lately, Stefani has been juggling a full plate: In addition to her other business ventures, the No Doubt frontwoman will debut her new Harajuku Mini for Target line next month.

“At work, I’ve learned how to delegate,” she says. “It makes you a better wife and mom. You don’t have to be on a ladder in a warehouse, micromanaging. You can be at home.”

And that, she adds, is exactly where she wants to be these days.

“I love having a job where I can be in my office and look out the window and see my kids playing,” Stefani shares. “The thing I’d like to do is enjoy these boys while they’re young — so I don’t regret I was working too much when they’re big and don’t want to cuddle with me anymore.”

— Anya Leon

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Mari on

Gwen is pretty inspiring. She seems to have it nicely balanced and both her and Gavin apparently don’t let the paps dictate her family’s movements. Good for them.

Marina on

She seems to be very practical.

Ali on

I hope she has one more! I would love to see her with a little Harajuku girl!!!

Tee on

Goodness, I know this will sound snarky but I’ll say it anyway. I don’t care for Gwen’s style. I find it horrifying! So needless to say, this article made me giggle.

Please… I’m not bashing Gwen. She appears to be a very hands on mother and I appreciate that! I just don’t care for her style and don’t agree with a lot of the choices she makes in regards to her kids’ appearance.

Ashley on

Tee- Of course you are entitled to your opinion that’s what the board is here for 🙂 I am sort of indifferent to her family’s style myself. I don’t particularly care for it but it really doesn’t bother me at all either. I do enjoy their uniqueness though I always love to see people expressing themselves, be it my cup of tea or not!

Lady Modesty on

I agree with both @Tee and @Ashley, I’m not a fan of her style HOWEVER I loved her pregnancy style. All her maternity outfits were beautiful and feminine. Flowy but still flattering.

RachelfromBoston on

So happy that to see all the cute clothes for baby boys in the new collection for Target!

Jane on

Who is she kidding? It’s obvious she chose many of her children’s horrifying outfits because they were wearing these things even when they were too young to have picked them out themselves.

saydee on

Her kids are 5 and 3. Why is she so concerned that they tend to have a horrifying sense of style? I’m really not trying to sound snarky, but they are kids. Why should it matter if they don’t have style yet? jmo.

Jillian on

Shes not. Did you read the article? The heading is misleading. She said, “Sometimes they’ll get dressed and it’s horrifying. But they often come out in outfits that are awesome.” most parents have gone through this. My kids come out with striped tops and polka dot bottoms and florescent socks. That’s horrifying!