From the moment she gets out of bed in the morning until it's time to put on the pjs again at the end of the day, our three year old daughter just LOVES to pull out her various outfits and put them on, one by one. And we have to say, this seems to be a common favourite pastime amongst her friends as well.
So, with this in mind we decided to hunt down a few new ideas that will capture little imaginations and keep them occupied this summer... Dressing up outfits and accessories that go beyond the usual princesses and pirates but that we think little ones will love just as much.
First up are these wonderful mask and tail sets, pictured above and below, designed and handmade using eco-fi felt by US design studio Opposite of Far (in case you were wondering, eco-fi felt is a soft and durable high quality polyester fibre made entirely from recycled plastic bottles!) The whole collection is pretty amazing, but we've picked a few of our favourites that are currently stocked at the lovely Archie's Baby Boutique, including the unicorn masks, £11.50 each and the tiger and fox mask and tail sets, £26: And then there is this amazingly bright and colourful Superhero Set, £35, by Kickle at AlexandAlexa: The set includes everything they need to become a real life rescue champ, with a reversible cape, a POW! belt, wristband and a mask, all made using felt trims. And for girlier girls, there is a pink and shiny silver version too for £30: And finally, we love these sequin animal masks, available at Bimbily (currently on sale at £11.50 for a set of 6). Each set includes a rabbit, a deer, a fox, a bear, an owl and a butterfly - that's almost a different animal every day for a week! A lovely idea for parties, both for the table as an alternative to party hats and as an unusual party bag gift. And a great price too! So whether an animal or a super-hero, these fun accessories make the make-believe even more magical. After all, you can't be a princess or pirate every day.