Fashion,  Motherhood

Capsule Wardrobe For Girls | Winter/Spring

Capsule wardrobes are everywhere right now, and they’ve inspired me to share the (very pink) girls capsule wardrobe from winter to spring for my girly girl.

I can’t remember exactly what age my daughter was when she started getting picky about her clothes. It had to have been around age 3, but it definitely felt a bit early to me. One day I could put her in anything and overnight she decided to develop her own sense of style.

Of course I did what any parent would do — I fought her. I fought her on this for years, wondering how in the world she could not love that little tank with the beach ball on it. Eventually, I realized that I was wasting precious time, precious energy and precious money. Then, came the capsule.

Gap Girls Pink Dress Capsule Wardrobe
This dress is sold out in the US, but there are still some sizes if ordered through Gap UK.

All Pink Everything

Every parent knows that you basically need to create a capsule for your growing child nearly every season. Each time I did this for Vivien, I would deliberately avoid going over the top pink. This was because I didn’t want pink to swallow up her entire wardrobe — plus it was too “easy” in my opinion. To my surprise, pink is exactly where we met on many of her clothes.

There are certain things my daughter just will not wear unless they’re pink. The dress above is a good example. If it were blue, she would certainly not be wearing it with that much sass. A sweatshirt she has is another item that would not be a top choice if it weren’t pink.

As I opened my eyes to a lot more pink items in the stores, I discovered that it doesn’t always need to be in your face. Soft, pale and muted pinks are really easy to find right now. If that’s what makes her feel good, I can let the color go and focus on the practical elements of the capsule.

What A Girl Needs

I have had a little girl for almost seven years now (suddenly feeling old). While I don’t know everything, I think I have figured out how to have a cute and practical wardrobe that is also minimal. So let’s start from the bottom and work our way up. So what shoes does a young girl needs from winter to spring?

  • Boots
  • Flats
  • Sneakers

That’s really it in my opinion. They need sneakers for school and physical activities. The boots are for school and extra cold or rainy days. Then, the flats take care of anytime they need to get dressed up and this should really be enough. You can always add to this if you choose, but this should definitely work for a girls capsule wardrobe from winter to spring.

These are some hand-me-down boots from a close friend. Mixing up the funky and the delicate with this outfit. Same dress as above.

What about pants for my little girl? These can often be a bit tricky for so many of us. The girls often get holes in the knees so quickly with the typical leggings you find in the store. Here is what I recommend:

  • 3-5 pairs of durable, exercise quality leggings (I highly recommend Zella Girl)
  • 2-3 pairs of jean type pants with more structure than leggings
  • 1 fancy skirt

This also seems to be the perfect “sweet spot” amount. I’ve definitely had times where I’ve had much more for her, and too many choices is not always the best thing. This is especially true in the mornings, can I get an “Amen”?

What tops and dresses does a girl need? I think about 10 tops and/or dresses should get them through a season. This allows you some wiggle room if you do laundry once per week — but who can really only do laundry once per week? It’s great to have some casual dresses that you can pair with leggings and some cozy tops. So my recommendation:

  • About 10 dresses and/or tops
Top and bottom from Nordstrom Rack

I really hope this post inspires you to create a simple, minimal capsule wardrobe for your little girl. This is definitely the way I will structure her wardrobes in the future.

Creating this capsule wardrobe has made the dressing part of the day so much less stressful for us. Starting the day with ease has been so worth it, so let me know if you capsule your child in the comments below.

Also, check out this video to see this girls capsule wardrobe from winter to spring in all it’s glory! Use these checklists above to create a similar wardrobe for your child. Check back soon.

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