My children both love to dress themselves, choosing wacky outfits never dreamed of by the buyers at Gymboree. They also heavily mine the costume chest for items to incorporate into their public wardrobe. My four year old son is extremely attached to two dinosaur tee shirts that have seen better days, the crown his preschool teacher made for him on his birthday and several pirate headscarves. My two year old daughter shows a great deal of high fashion creativity, wearing silky nightgowns as jumpers, converting recycling bin items into hats and choosing faux jewelry to complement her creations.
I think it's great. My kids have their own opinions, style and ideas on how to express themselves. As long as they are clean, combed and comfortable and it's not a formal event, I pretty much let them wear whatever they please.
Here are some of their best creations:
So, why the bizarre fashion show? For the swag, baby! The Parent Bloggers Network is giving away Polly Pocket Pop 'N Swap Fashion Frenzy Sets to the first 20 bloggers that write about their kids' mismatched outfits.
Cost: Polly Pocket Pop 'N Swap Fashion Frenzy $39.99 @ Toys R Us