Have you ever heard about a capsule wardrobe? The idea behind the capsule wardrobe is to take a step back and have a look at your own personal style, building a wardrobe of the essentials only. It is a timeless collection of highly curated pieces of clothes you are ready to wear on a daily basis. Most capsule wardrobes are built around the seasons, being centered around the pieces you wear during a certain period of time. The main characteristic here is a set amount of pieces. For some people, it will be 30 pieces, for others – 20, 10, and so on.
The same way, there is a capsule wardrobe for girls and boys. Very often we buy trendy clothes for kids, which are never worn by the kids because of how fast they grow. So, you buy a beautiful dress, it hangs in the closet, you don’t know what to complement it with, time goes by, and it becomes too small for your 6-year old daughter. Is it familiar to you? Having a closet with a limited number of clothes can help a lot.
Creating a Capsule Wardrobe for Your Kid
Clear things out first. Analyze the clothes your kid already has. What does he/she wear most? What kind of clothes in his/her wardrobe has never been worn yet? Why?
Decide on the color palette you want to build a wardrobe around. It is very important as all the things in a capsule wardrobe should easily complement each other. For a kid, it can be either navy blue, mustard, cream, beige, or dusty pink. It depends on what you like most and what stuff your kid already owns.
Now it’s high time to go shopping. Remember that kids grow fast. So, don’t invest in the pieces that can be worn only on a special festive occasion in a year or two. The best way is to rely on the seasons. If it is summer soon, go for summer stuff. If it is autumn soon, create a collection of essentials for autumn.
Let us explain what you can build a capsule wardrobe from for summer and fall seasons particularly for a girl.
Wardrobe for Summer
Since you know the palette, look for the following things from this palette.
- A basic dress, which can be worn on a daily basis. Nothing too fancy.
- A couple of rompers (with and without patterns).
- A few T-shirts (five or six).
- A skirt and a pair of shorts.
- A pair of sneakers and a pair of sandals.
Wardrobe for Fall
During a fall season, go for:
- A pair of warm leggings and a pair of pants;
- A cardigan made of soft, breathable materials (wool, cotton) and a hoodie;
- A denim jacket;
- A puffer jacket with a hood;
- A pair of boots.
A collection of essentials is what really helps in creating a qualitative closet without unnecessary expenses. So, think about having one for the next season.