Because capsules aren’t just for adults – they can help a single mama budget stretch that much further
But the kids actually benefit the most!
I started with capsule wardrobes a few years ago, and funny enough I started with my kids, not my own. The eldest went through a growth-spurt of epic proportions just after I had bought her an entire winter stash. Nothing fitted.
Because money was tight (is it ever not?) I decided to give the capsule a go. Fewer pieces to buy, all the joy and functionality we would have had with a more traditional wardrobe. Win-win. So I tried it, and it worked so well that I changed baby’s wardrobe as well as my own, and ever since this has been the way we roll.
Flash-forward a few years. Still doing the capsules, still very happy with them. Just finalised A1’s winter capsule. But this time I went a bit bigger. Again, ain’t that the magic of a capsule – you can do as you please?
So why bigger?
Firstly, because of personality and style. She is my fashionista, the one who loves dressing up. She loves putting outfits together (thank you capsule – she can dress herself without looking entirely like a clown!) and hates being dirty, so we often change clothes half-way through the day.
Secondly, it seems as if our winter will actually be cold. So I got a few extra layering pieces for the cold mornings and evenings.
Thirdly, all the shops had insane sales, so my small budget just managed to buy more pieces. Score I would say!
I ended up with a total of 38 pieces, which is not a lot if you take into consideration it includes jackets, shoes, and pajamas (all usually not counted in the capsule). I am planning on getting her a few more sweatpants since we are home all the time and she has less need for dresses, but we will see how it goes and if the shops are open for clothes. Also, if the budget will allow. If I do not get around to it, she will be fine. She will just be nicer-dressed at home 🙂
For her winter capsule for 2020 I have chosen:
Base colour – black
Neutral colours – navy and white
Accent colours – blues, berry hues and pink
Textures and patterns – soft knits, flowers and sparkles
The pieces are:
6 long-sleeved T-shirts
4 Ouma Hessie hand-knit jerseys (not pictured)
2 fun “tutus”
2 puffer jackets (1 not pictured)
2 sleeve-less jackets
2 pairs of pants
1 pair of tights
2 pairs of pumps
1 pair of gumboots
4 sets of sweatpants as pajamas/daywear (not pictured)
Total of 38 pieces
Some of the outfits we can put together using the pieces:
Do you have a capsule wardrobe? And more importantly – do your kids have?