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March 28, 2022

Making a Basic Capsule Wardrobe for Children

The simplest definition is a curated wardrobe comprised of versatile pieces that you enjoy wearing.

Capsule wardrobes are a set of tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, shoes, and accessories that can be easily combined to look smart, casual, and anywhere in between. This means that your wardrobe will have fewer trendy items to wear for just one season, more high-quality items to withstand the challenges of the times and to wear for years to come.

Capsule wardrobes are a set of tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, shoes, and accessories that can be easily combined to look smart, casual, and anywhere in between. This means that your wardrobe will have fewer trendy items to wear for just one season, more high-quality items to withstand the challenges of the times and to wear for years to come.

Making a wardrobe capsule is the simplest thing you can do when it comes to buying clothes for your children.

Kid capsules are smaller than adults because children grow faster and clothes need to be changed quickly, so it is important to reduce purchases and waste from an economic and sustainable standpoint.

The most important thing to remember is that you need to be aware of the choices you make in order to build an effective little wardrobe for your child. In other words, there are six factors to consider: Buy smart, easy, sustainable, convenient, flexible, and affordable.

If we think carefully about children's purchases, they will learn from our way. It all starts with teaching our children to be conscious consumers.

Things To Consider When Designing a Kid’s Capsule

  • Smart

Our clothes, whether we like them or not, speak for us. A well-chosen outfit for a trip to the grocery store says, "I've got it together," whereas sweatpants at the grocery store say, "I'm still working on it." Clothing is one of the first things that others notice when we meet a new friend, go shopping at the mall, or go to the gym.

Our children are no exception. Skip the glitter dresses that get superficial attention from strangers. Skip T-shirts that say "Cool Dude!" We certainly want our children to seek compliments based on a good personality, not clean clothes.

Before preparing the capsule, think about what you want to say to your child's clothes. This statement can be unique to each family and child.

  • Simple

Shopping for children's clothing should be easy. To purchase all capsule items, you need to select only one or two stores. There are many children's clothing options on the market today, far more than I would like to spend time reading.

All brands of children's clothing have dramatic size differences. Who has the time to order clothes from four different stores and return the ones that don't fit? Have you ever tried to get a small child to try on several different sizes and clothes in the dressing room?

That's why we should buy clothing from one or two clothing lines. By streamlining purchases from as few brands as possible, it's easier to style your work and find the right size on your first attempt.

  • Sustainable

When purchasing clothes, we should consider the whole lifespan of the piece. Like, after our children outgrow them, where will the pieces go?

Being a conscious consumer entails considering the implications of our purchases beyond the time they spend in our home.

  • Comfortable

We all want our children to be comfortable. That means finding the right clothes. A snug fit greatly contributes to the comfort of the child. But these clothes also have to be the soft, snug material that we want to wear ourselves. Therefore, you should stick to 100% cotton if possible.

In addition, comfortable clothing should promote independence and encourage active play. Soft and stretchy cotton makes it easy for toddlers to wear their shirts. Elastic waist pants make her independent and trivial trip easier. If you can find a brand that omits the itchy tag, it's an additional bonus.

  • Flexible

First, choose a casual color scheme. Pastel, bright neutral, daily chambray, hip star black, you name it, but choose one and keep using it.

The only fixing rule for simple children's capsules: all tops and bottoms must match. Everything must match everything.

  • Affordable

As parents, we often need to buy children's clothing. Therefore, it should be affordable. Find a clothing line that offers good quality at the right price for your family. Also, most clothing lines make significant sales early in the season.

Get Your Kid’s Clothes at Lola and the Boys

Here at Lola and the Boys, we offer a wide selection of clothes that you can include in your kid’s capsule. Check our website to see our collections now!