Last week, I read a post by Claire at Being A Mummy titled The Power of Clothes where she writes about letting children choose their own clothes and how we associate clothes with different events.
This made me think about the clothes that C wears as she seems to have a wide range of styles in her wardrobe. I have written about clothes before and stated that I don’t ‘do’ girlie pink outfits but other than that, C wears pretty much anything.
Today she can be found in a Sophie4Sophie dress, with a long sleeved vest and tights underneath. It’s quite a girlie pattern today (not pink though!) although her other *cough* four S4S dresses aren’t all girlie.
Yesterday she wore red, blue and white striped leggings with a navy blue tunic. In the past week she’s worn dresses, skirts, leggings, jeans, dungarees, shorts with tights under; there’s just no pattern.
The only thing I can say about the style is that, mostly, it’s individual. We went to a fancy dress party a few weeks ago and almost all the little girls had pale pink fairy princess type dresses on. C wore a red tutu, bright multi-stripe types and ankle boots.
People quite often comment on what she’s wearing but I’ve only ever had people say nice things about her outfits, to my face anyway!
I hope that as C gets older she’ll still want to dress in as wide a range of styles as she does today but I’m fully aware she may start nursery and demand to wear pink every day (although I hope not!)
How do you instill a sense of individuality into children or will they always end up following the crowd as they get older anyway?