I have my own capsule wardrobe going on, but what about my kids who outgrow everything! Well, I can’t stop that from happening, but a simple wardrobe for my kiddos really helps cut down the cost and how much space their clothes take up.
Buy quality clothes
I love Target’s brand cat and jack, Carter’s, and Hanna Anderson, The clothes last forever, so when my kiddo outgrows them I can sell them or give them to my sibling’s kids. Most the time I donate the clothes as a way of giving back since I also love thrift stores. Quality clothes may cost more money but are worth it in the long run.
Get the basics
You don’t need the latest fashion for your kids. They’ll grow out of it in no time. Your best bet is getting classic items each time they go into a new size. Think T-shirt, jeans, socks, shorts, skirts, etc. This way you don’t have to buy a whole bunch of items each time they go up a size, but you look like you have a nice quality wardrobe for them. Keep to the basic colors, white, black, khaki, gray and navy for shirts. Blue jean, white, black or gray leggings.
For each season add these essentials to your basics. Let’s start off with summer, You need tank tops, short sleeves, shorts, skirts, and tennis shoes or flip-flops. That’s really about it!
Fall you should add pants, jackets, long sleeves, and cardigans.
Winter get a nice heavy coat, snow boots, gloves, thicks socks, snowsuit, and hats.
Spring is a lot like fall, so just buy the same things if your child has outgrown their fall wardrobe.
How much you need of each item
This is a huge question of parents who want a capsule wardrobe for kids. This is just my opinion, but five shirt and five pants. For girls about three skirts and cardigans. For everyone two to three pairs of shoes depending on weather and sports/activities. Then one or two sets of weather appropriate clothing. Get 5-7 pairs of underwear and same with socks.
I hope this helped with your questions about what your kiddos needs for a capsule wardrobe! If I missed anything let me know in the comments!