From quite an early age, Geekygirl has taken an interest in what she is wearing. As a toddler she loved certain shirts, and had favourite colors and fabrics. So far she has not morphed into an "all pink, all the time girl" either, which I'm pleased about. She has a fair amount of pink, of course, but seems to have an equal attraction for turquise, orange, and even black, sometimes looking like a tiny nightclubber or art student in black stretch pants and funky T's.
I used to offer her a choice of two or three outfits, matched by me, every morning, but as her independence has grown she now prefers to select the whole outfit herself. Since she also gets herself dressed, I'm pretty happy with this state of affairs.
Given how hurried we are many mornings to get everyone fed and attired, I'm not too picky about what she wears. Layering is her big thing. She was told once that it was too cold to wear her favourite spaghetti sleeved top, and I suggested putting a longer sleeved top under it. This has started a trend, it seems, now if I ever warn her that a chosen outfit is not warm enough for the day, she simply puts another shirt on underneath it.
Sometimes though, I'm really impressed with the outfits she puts together. Like this one. Notice how the turquoise spotty pants bring out the turquoise stripes in the sundress, and also echo the spots on the sleeve of the shirt she has underneath. The pink boots work very well and the headband tops it off perfectly, pulling together all the colors in the outfit. I didn't even buy any of these items with the intention of combining them. Maybe we have a future contender on "project runway"? Though judging by today's choice of green striped shirt under orange tank top with pink leggings, maybe she has a way to go!