When it comes to children's clothing I'm fairly conservative, I like children to look like children and not like mini adults. For my children this means that Top Ender doesn't wear short skirts without teaming them with leggings, she doesn't show off her midriff and the images on her t-shirts are age appropriate. As Tops wants to be a Fashion designer, we are quite lucky as she knows a thing or two about accessorising and layering to create the look she wants to achieve within my rules! For Big Boy things are a little easier (seeing as at nearly four I am still in complete charge of what clothes are brought for him) and whilst he might sometimes decide to wear a top that doesn't quite go with the trousers he has picked out he mostly co-ordinates. Top Ender has rubbed off on him though and he does love to accessorise his outfits with his hats!
At first I didn't really like the skinny fit trousers that were sent (above), they looked a little too like pyjamas and I was convinced that BB was half dressed all day. With it having become colder again I would be quite happy if BB wore them in bed at night, but as he has asked for some boots to go with them I don't think he is going to be relegating these to the pyjama drawer just yet. I do have to admit now though, he does look really cute in them!
I thought that BB looked really lovely in the T-shirts and we put them through some vigorous testing with BB and I wrestling, rolling around in the grass and BB doing the other boy things that he does during the day (jumping on the sofa, pretending to climb mountains, swinging on door frames, using his shirt to carry bricks, pretending to be a Cat, putting his knees in his shirt you know normal things!) and of course me giving them a good wash afterwards too. I was really pleased to see that the T-shirts washed really well, they kept their shape and they kept their colours.