Shopping for a toddler is like a complicated algebra equation. While I truly enjoy picking out pint-sized dresses and tiny shoes for Beckett, it can also be stressful trying to match her ever-growing size with the correct seasonal weather – not to mention the burden it puts on my budget, constantly replacing an entire wardrobe.
That’s why I’ve started addressing Beckett’s clothing needs with a capsule wardrobe approach. Each quarter, I’ll curate a new wardrobe focusing on weather-appropriate, but also seasonally transitional, items that will allow us to mix and match into a several outfit options. Intentionally shopping for clothes decreases the likelihood that I’ll impulsively buy things we don’t need. I’m also more likely to truly love each item, since we’re keeping the quantity to a minimum.
A capsule wardrobe is an intentionally small collection of essential clothing items and accessories that works together to create a variety of outfits.
Right now, I am starting with four tops, four bottoms, four dresses/rompers and two pairs of shoes. I’ll also add some seasonally specific items, for example, a bathing suit, rain jacket and summer hat. Surely we’ll have some items that roll over into the next quarter, so I’ll be playing with these numbers to see exactly what we need when the time comes. See, it is a complex math problem!