It’s not that I’m not a girlie girl – I love clothes, shoes and make up (oh yes I LOVE my make up) but I just don’t understand this pink thing.
I don’t understand the obsession with girls’ clothes being pink and really what’s the need for pink toys?! What’s wrong with them just being normal colours. Why do manufacturers feel the need to make the same toy in pink just to make it “ok for girls”?
I set a “no pink” clothes rule for Chloe early on – partly because before she was born I thought she might be a red head like Ben and that pink wouldn’t really suit her. In fairness Ben never wore baby blue as it didn’t suit him, I think both of them just look better in bright colours. It was certainly tricky to find nice sleepsuits that weren’t pink! Now I know at some point she is likely to turn round and demand an array of pink sparkly clothes and I will likely have to give in to that (to a point!) but for now we will stick to not buying pink clothes. I just don’t like pink!
It’s amazing how much pink stuff there is out there – but we do ok. I don’t spend my time trying to dress her like a boy, I love her to wear dresses and I like to find clothes that still have girlie details; a bit of a frill, some sequins etc but just not pink! Chloe wears a lot of navy and red, she suits bright yellow and green. My biggest issue though is shoes. Even with the pinkest wardrobe in town do you really want pink shoes? My standard response now in Clarks is “Bring me what you’ve got in her size that isn’t pink or purple!” I don’t want to buy lots of shoes, she needs one (maybe two) pairs that go with everything. A pink shoe is never going to go with everything is it?! I’ve found Start-Rite seem to do a nice collection of navy or red shoes and by far my favourite pair of shoes she’s had so far have been her bright blue Converse – gutted that she’s grown out of those already!