It’s a common battle that parents face - how to get the most out of your child’s wardrobe without constantly buying new clothes.
Children grow up fast and often are too big for the clothes they were too small for only months before!
So what is the best way to make your child’s wardrobe last long and go further?
In this blog post, we will cover:
- The advantages of versatile clothing
- How to create a capsule wardrobe for kids
The advantages of versatile clothing
Of course, this almost goes without saying that versatile clothing is a great concept for any wardrobe.
But let’s delve a bit deeper into why that is exactly and how it can be most advantageous for your child’s wardrobe.
Firstly, investing in well made and multi purpose pieces is a really easy way of creating a wardrobe that lasts the test of time.
This is easy to do with items from our collections, as many are based around these exact concepts.
So what are the main concepts to invest in?
Reversibility: buying reversible clothing for your child will literally change the way in which your child’s wardrobe works! There are so many pros to buying reversible items. For example, if they spill anything down themselves, you can instantly reverse the piece and make it look brand new! Of course, it also works well to reduce the use of materials needed to create multiple garments. You can buy one skirt, such as our reversible velvet skirt and have two in one! This also gives your child the option of how they want to wear the garment, giving them first steps in making their own decisions about what they wear.
Multi-purpose items: A few of our items have been specifically designed to double up as multiple garments. Such as our ruffle knit dress, which works as a dress on it’s own or with tights but also works perfectly as a top over jeans, trousers or leggings. By having these items in your child’s wardrobe, you will have so many different ways in which to style them. Therefore, creating less need to panic buy new clothing for special occasions. The ruffle knit dress can work as a top over jeans at the weekends and as a wonderful dress for a birthday party the week after.
Unisex: This is a concdept that is on the rise and for good reasons. Firstly, it means any of your children can wear whichever clothes they want, no clothing is off limits. This is amazing for their self growth and deciding how they want to express themselves on their own. It also means that if you have multiple children, siblings can swap and share clothing! This is great for growing little ones. Older siblings can hand down their old clothes due to the clothing being unisex or non-gendered. Of course, this means the clothing will get a whole new life and last in your children’s wardrobe for ages. Even when your youngest has grown out of them, you can sell or donate them to others and because they are unisex, anyone can buy them!
How to create a capsule wardrobe for kids
It’s actually a lot simpler than you think!
The best thing to do is to write a list of types of clothing your child actually needs. Essentials such as coats, tops, trousers, shoes and jumpers should be on there. Then items your child might not wear as often like dresses, leggings, joggers, shirts and hoodies can be next.
The trick to remember is a ‘capsule wardrobe’ doesn’t necessarily mean a small wardrobe. Throwing loads of perfectly good clothes out to create a smaller wardrobe only adds to the waste we are trying to avoid creating.
Capsule just means that all the items interlock together and work to create many outfits throughout the year.
Having items in your child’s wardrobe such as long shirts that can be worn with jeans in the winter and then worn as a shirt dress in the summer are a fabulous way to make sure items last all year.
This is the best way to create a wardrobe with multiple purposes and reduce the amount of clothing you need to buy for your children.
For more information on getting the most out of your children’s wardrobe, read our other blog post!