Capsule wardrobes have been popular for a number of years now, but they are ideal for babies and young children too. By having a select number of pieces that work well with each other and can be mixed and matched easily, you don’t have to worry about finding items to build an outfit from.
Not only that, but it’s a more sustainable way of dressing your baby, since they are likely to grow out of their clothes so fast – keeping their wardrobe to a minimum keeps it budget-friendly and more convenient. Here are 5 tips for creating a stylish wardrobe for your little one for fool proof dressing.
Choose a colour palette
Picking a colour palette ensures that your items will all work together, whatever combination you choose. Ideally, you should go for neutral tones that tie together, with a few accent pieces that can be mixed and matched easily. You can then accessorise with key pieces, such as headbands or hats, hair clips and bows to create a unique look.
Plan for the seasons
When you’re buying clothes for your baby, think about seasonal wear and choose items that can be layered or will work for multiple times of year. Keep items such as snowsuits and sun hats to a minimum – while they’re necessary, you won’t get as much use out of them, so they shouldn’t form the bulk of your baby’s wardrobe.
Your baby or toddler doesn’t need as many items of clothing as you might think, especially when you consider how quickly they grow out of things. Start a basic selection of foundation pieces of everyday clothing, which not only keeps waste and laundry to a minimum but also makes building stylish outfits much quicker. Aim for 5-6 tops, the same of bottoms, and then one nice outfit for special occasions. Add in a jacket for the colder months and a couple of pairs of shoes, and you have the basics of a functional wardrobe.
Find the brands that fit their style
Children’s clothing varies considerably between brands, from the size and fit to the cost. So, doing your research in advance and finding the brands that suit your budget and also fit their style will help you build a cohesive wardrobe. It will also save you time when you need to replace an item or buy a size up, as you’ll know which brands to head to first for pieces that will work with the rest of their clothes.
Go for complementary comfort
Kids move around a lot, whatever age yours are, so you need items that are going to be comfortable and practical for their lifestyle. Choose soft materials like cotton and jersey that can be mixed and matched easily, such as light t-shirts and soft joggers or leggings, which will stand up to their adventures. With some planning and an eye for organisation, you can easily build a stylish collection of clothing for your little one that makes it easy for you to build outfits from.
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