Well, I finally decided that I am going to do a capsule wardrobe for my son as well! I absolutely LOVE my capsule wardrobe, so I thought doing one for him would be fun as well…and would hopefully help me to stop spending so much money on clothing for him (why does everything have to be so adorable!!! 😉 )
You might be thinking, “Why should I create a capsule wardrobe for my little ones?” Here is why!
- You spend less money!!
- You know your little one has everything he needs
- You don’t end up with a closet full of baby clothes that never gets worn
- You have MORE closet space! (Why? See reason 3 😉 )
- You can spend more time with your little bundle of joy and less time wondering if they need more clothes/shopping for more clothes
We just celebrated my son’s birthday and he got a TON of clothes from friends and family at his party. So I knew that I would have to wait until the party to officially plan his capsule wardrobe. (Although, a TON of what he got was a bit too big for now, so it will have to be part of his next capsule.)
For his capsule, I ended up with:
- 4 onesies
- 10 tee shirts
- 8 dress shirts
- 1 overall
- 7 shorts
- 9 pants
- 4 shoes
I did not include plain white onesies for wearing under button ups, nor did I include any sort of lounge wear.
That comes out to 42 items!
Now, I know that I do not need to buy him anything else in that size range. The hard thing with children’s clothing is that they do grow out of everything SUPER quickly! It can be hard to keep track of what he has and what he needs, so I end up just walking into a store and getting things that he might not really need. By actually planning out what he needs, I am not spending as much money on items that he will grow out of in a few months.
Ok, so, I have convinced you to create a capsule wardrobe for your little one. Now, how do you create it? Follow these simple steps!
- Gather everything your child has that currently fits them
- Separate them into categories like I have listed above (You will obviously have different categories with your children. You might have a dress category for your daughter, or you might not have any onesies if you have an older child.)
- Put anything that you (or your child if they are old enough to have a say) do not LOVE (therefore, it never gets worn) into a donation or sell pile.
- Decide what else your child might need (Keep in mind that they need nice clothes and separate play clothes. Also keep in mind how often you do laundry and make sure to have enough to last between loads because they are children and they WILL get their clothes dirty, daily!)
- Decide on your budget for new clothes (If you sell old clothes, use that money!)
- Go shopping for the items that your child needs! (I LOVE Old Navy, Gap, and Target for good quality and good priced children’s clothing! You can also check out local thrift shops for clothes, or have a clothing swap with other mamas who have children who are a little older than yours if your budget is tight! 😉 )
- Enjoy having a cute wardrobe for your child and more time to play with your little ones since less time is spent on their clothing! 🙂
I hope these steps were helpful! Be sure to let me know if you are going to create a capsule wardrobe for your little ones!