While I’m quite a conservative dresser myself (navies and purples make up a large part of my wardrobe), I do like to see N in brights.
Not wacky but colourful clothes, something that pops colour, rather than just jeans and blue all the time. When I see his clothes on the clothes horse, it does look like a lot of blue (ie does go with so much and there’s so much of it available), but I try and have either tops or bottoms a bit brighter.
We love his orange coat which miraculously still fits this year, but to brighten things up when he’s in his khaki winter coat, coloured trousers are the way to go.
When I was packing for holiday, I made sure I looked out all of his coloured trousers with the aim of having a different colour for each day we were there. Of course, doing that does prove harder to mix and match clothes on the top half.
Ok, so looking at the picture, they didn’t look that bright…I’ve spotted some brilliant ones for summer, although he’ll mostly be in shorts. But a little bit of colour makes him look a bit different, and helps me be able to spot him when he’s got a darker coat on.
Picture 1: green trousers and stripy pullover ‘fleece’ top – Frugi
Picture 2: blue chinos, stripy blue and red hoody – Tu at Sainsbury’s, stripy polo shirt – Gap
Picture 3: burgundy trousers – Tu at Sainsbury’s
Picture 4: jeans (not sure), bright turquoise car jumper – Autography at M&S
I am relieved that so far N is still pretty happy that he’ll wear whatever I put out for him. Occasionally he decides on a different pair of pants or t shirt, but mostly it’s easy. The biggest moan might be which shoes he wants to wear…at the moment it’s his new blue summer sandals but I have to persuade him that at the moment, shoes are still needed.
What colours do your children tend to wear?