If you’re a mum of a girl, you’ll want to know more about creating and maintaining a capsule wardrobe for your daughter.
What is a capsule wardrobe?
Capsule wardrobe is just name for a small collection of useful clothing that you love that changes with each season.
It makes use of what you already have and simplifies your life. Putting outfits together is a breeze – it takes up less space and is economical too!
The key concept is simplicity. So if you already have a capsule wardrobe, think about streamlining it even further. If this is your first time creating one, keep it simple – we’ll show you how.
Let’s start. Here’s how to create or simplify a girl’s capsule wardrobe in just a few steps.
Step 1: Audit what you’ve already got
Being a mum is full-on, so it’s no surprise that most of us struggle to keep up with what our kids have in their wardrobes.
Now’s the perfect opportunity to take a look at what you already have.
Discard any items that are worn beyond repair.
For pieces that your daughter won’t wear again but are in good condition, sell them or give them to charity.
Separate out clothes that are out of season but will be worn again, then store them in labelled boxes or a section of your daughter’s wardrobe.
Step 2: Assess what you’re left with
Now let’s do an assessment.
Divide up the remaining clothes by category and see how many pieces of each type you have to identify gaps. So if you’ve got 10 tops and only two skirts and three pairs of trousers, you’ll know which garments you need to shop for.
Make lists as you go along of what you need to buy to add to your capsule wardrobe.
Step 3: Start putting outfits together
Here’s the fun part. Putting outfits together out of what you have left. This will help you pinpoint any further gaps in your girl’s wardrobe.
Hang your completed outfits together. This saves time in the mornings when you’re searching for a complete look for your daughter.
Have everything else you need – socks, tights, shoes and hair accessories – to hand. This makes getting ready as easy as grab and go!
Step 4: The best bit!
OK, so this is what we’ve been working up to: filling in those gaps in your daughter’s wardrobe!
Either grab your daughter, head to the mall and make a day of it.
Or if you’re squeezed for time, scour online resources.
One last fun bit – before you head off on your shopping spree, think about your colour palette. If you stick to three or four colours, including at least one neutral, you’ll have no trouble throwing an outfit together effortlessly.