What the heck is a capsule anyway?
A capsule wardrobe is defined as a few classic items that are made to be worn together interchangeably. Definitions vary on how many items should be in a capsule, but we like to keep things simple around here.
Let’s be real, you want to send your kids to their room to get dressed and to come out wearing a somewhat acceptable outfit. Building a kids’ capsule wardrobe can help accomplish just that goal. Let’s get started.
Pick a Color Scheme
Most capsules start with neutral basics, for example: pick blue, black, or brown as your main color. As time goes on, you can add a pop of signature color, such as pink, blue, or citrus.
Start with Classic Basic Pieces
Choose classic pieces that will survive the test of time: classic tee, khaki shorts, and the perfect jeans. There are items that last longer in kids' closets: girls tunic dresses, vests and skirts.
Shop Your Closet
You don't have to start from scratch! Evaluate what they already have and make a list to slowly check off as you learn more about their style.
Grow With Me Items
Choose tunic tops for girls that can work as dresses then move into tops as they grow. Vests are great for a boy's wardrobe - they tend to fit for longer stretches of time. For bottoms, skirts can make it more than one year if you get them a little longer. Also, when you buy pants, look for adjustable waists and drawstrings.
Solid Color Bottoms and Jackets
Choosing solid color bottoms is a great way to stretch your wardrobe. Basic bottoms allow for interchangeable outfits with more patterned tops.
Get Rid of Items That No Longer Fit
The goal is having an efficient closet - one that is not stuffed full of items that no longer fit or serve your wardrobe. This helps getting ready for the day simple and quick. You can also clearly see what items you need when there aren’t a bunch of distractions.
Starting a capsule doesn't have to be complicated, and once you start, you realize how much easier it makes it to get dressed. Try it, and let us know what you think!