In my opinion, dressing up is one of those things that’s absolutely necessary in childhood. Not just ‘fancy dress’ dressing up but dressing up to feel pretty, dashing or, as my daughter would say, ‘like a princess.’ It’s simply good for the soul.
Italian-based children’s clothing company Il Gufo make clothing that is perfection for dressing up, for a big day out or a summer garden party. When I first clapped eyes on the collections, the first thought that came to mind was how the pieces could form a stunning littlie’s wardrobe for a chichi tour of Italy (with parents in tow of course!). In saying this, Il Gufo’s range oozes European high style with timeless dresses, blouses, skirts, shorts and tailored jackets.
The girls are covered with luxurious special occasion frocks suitable for weddings, christenings and big birthdays. Options for more casual, everyday clothing have the same air of sophistication. For boys, the range is a combination of long collared jackets, buttoned shirts and cuffed shorts, reminiscent of those old photos of little boys playing in Italian seaside villages.
To scoop up some of this swoon-worthy fare, head to Sydney’s Arabella Boutique, the exclusive stockist of Il Gufo in Australia. If you’re not in Sydney, you make contact via their website to order.