As a new parent, it can be tempting to buy a lot of cute clothes for your baby. There are so many options for infant boutique clothing both online and in stores, which makes it even harder to steer clear from excessive shopping for your little one. But let’s be honest- babies grow out of their clothes at an alarmingly fast rate. So, do yourself (and your wallet) a favor and create an amazing capsule wardrobe for your baby! A capsule wardrobe is a specially curated collection of both versatile and high-quality clothing items that can be mixed and matched to create several different outfits! By following these tips, you will be able to create your very own baby capsule wardrobe that is both functional and fashionable!
Start with the Basics
In order to build a capsule wardrobe- you need to first set the foundation by making sure you have some basic pieces. For a baby, this means making sure you have onesies, leggings, pajamas and bodysuits. Make sure to choose neutral colors such as white, black, gray and beige since these are easy to mix and match with. It’s also important that these pieces are not only comfortable, but made with quality fabric that can stand up to several washes. It’s also important to choose items that your baby can still wear even if the weather changes. You can always check out your local infant boutique clothing store or shop online for some classic and timeless pieces.
Consider the Different Seasons
Depending on where you live, you may have to get a little more creative with your capsule wardrobe. It’s important to consider the weather in your area as well as the different seasons. Choose clothes that are appropriate for the weather and layer up when you need to. During the summer, it’s ideal to pick lighter fabrics such as cotton or linen. You can then take some of these pieces and layer them with either a jacket or sweater in the colder months. As a general rule of thumb, you should only have two or three seasonal items such as a winter jacket or a sun hat. Make sure you also have items that can transition between the seasons, such as long-sleeved onesies and cozy pants!
Add in some Statement Pieces
Now that you have the basics for all weather conditions, it’s time to add some flair to your baby’s wardrobe! Statement pieces are clothing items that add an extra pop of personality and color. For example, a fun patterned dress is a great option since it can later be paired with a basic pair of leggings when your baby outgrows it. A bright colored sweater or a bold graphic onesie are also some great additions to your baby’s wardrobe. Your baby may not really care about fashion yet but this is your opportunity to have some fun with it and get your little one to channel their inner fashionista!
Don’t Forget to Accessorize
Accessories are a fun way to completely change the look of any outfit! A cute hat, a pair of trendy booties or even a scarf bib can add a touch of style to your baby’s wardrobe. Just make sure that the accessories you choose can go with several outfits. For example, a matching headband or bow can really add a touch of personality to a baby’s outfit. You can even incorporate burp cloths and blankets into your capsule wardrobe as well!
Remember to Pick Quality over Quantity
The whole point of a capsule wardrobe is to have less clothing, but this doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the quality. Less clothing for your baby means that the ones you do have must withstand several washes, spit ups and diaper changes. This is a great time to invest in some pieces from an infant boutique clothing store because of their quality of clothing. It may seem like you are spending more at first, but it will actually save you money in the long run because you won’t have to replace worn out onesies quite as often. Added bonus? Better quality clothing lasts longer so if you decide you are ready to grow your family, you can feel good about saving these items for the future.
Keep it Simple
The key to a successful capsule wardrobe is simplicity. You don’t need a lot of clothes to build your baby a stylish yet practical wardrobe. After all, the ultimate goal is to help make it easier for you to get your baby dressed in the morning. Having less clothing items to choose from will help reduce some of the time trying to decide what your baby should wear for the day. Remember that your baby doesn’t have fashion preferences yet, so this is the time to choose clothing items that you want to see your baby wear! Plus, your baby will most likely grow out of the clothes pretty quickly, so try not to get too attached to any outfits!
Overall, there are many benefits to creating a capsule wardrobe for your little one. It can help save you money, simplify decision making, create several cohesive looks and make sure that your baby is comfortable. At Simply Blessed Kids, we believe that creating a baby capsule wardrobe can be a fun and practical way to ensure that your baby always looks both stylish and comfortable without breaking the bank. The best way to create a functional capsule wardrobe is to start with some basic pieces, be aware of weather changes, add some statement pieces, include accessories, focus on quality clothing and keep it simple! So start creating your own capsule wardrobe and shop our wide selection of infant boutique clothing today!