I recently had to re-do my toddler’s wardrobe, so I decided to share the process with you. Here are a few tips I followed in deciding what pieces we needed. I hope you find this helpful if you’re looking to create a toddler boy capsule wardrobe.
My toddler is soon turning 18 months old and this is about the time when they also change size in clothing. I could definitely tell that Victor is not really fitting well in the previous size, so I had to get a series of new clothes for him in the next size up. And that is 18-24 months or 1 1/2 – 2 years.
TIP 1: Think about how many times a week you do laundry.
Since we got a dryer, things have been much easier when it comes to baby laundry and I find that I can get away with having less items in his closet. If I find that I’ve run out of tops for some reason, I can quickly pop them in the wash and dry. And they’re all clean and done in about 3-4 hours. That’s been a definite game changer.
If you only do the laundry once a week, for example, then you might want to get more of certain items so that you have enough until you catch up on laundry.
TIP 2: Choose a few basic colours.
This makes life so much easier when you go shopping for your baby’s new wardrobe. Picking a few colours that complement each other well will give you a lot of options in terms of outfits.
I went for mostly neutral: grey, white, navy and a bit of mustard for some colour. As you can tell from the image above.
TIP 3: Try to pick things that go well with each other for the most part.
If you got colours that match well, then this step will be easy. Try to find things that go with each other well and that match a lot of other items that you picked. For example, the animal print tops that I picked are quite neutral, so they would go well with pretty much any of the bottoms. That makes picking outfit sooo much easier.
ITEMS ON MY CHECKLIST:
5-6 long sleeve bodysuits (set with mustard top, set with elephants, set with navy anchors). 5-6 short sleeve bodysuits. The ones that I have were from C&A, but these ones from H&M are very similar as well.
I picked a set of three pyjamas and they’re a cute nautical inspired set.
I went for a bear sweatshirt (so cute!), a dark grey cardigan, a light bomber jacket and a fluffy teddy jacket. I wanted to have a bit of variety since spring can come with both warm days and chillier days.
Shoes and accessories
The two pairs of shoes I went for are a pair of white trainers and a pair of grey Adidas trainers. These fit him like a glove and they’re so perfect for running around, these are similar to the ones we picked.
Here is the checklist for you if you want to use it:
This capsule wardrobe is mostly a spring one, although I know most items will last us for so long. Into the summer I will probably add some shorts, t-shirts and sandals to this.
We also have some other bits in his wardrobe that we got as gifts or hand-me-downs and those are always nice to have. I find that having this core wardrobe makes things a lot easier though and any add-ons usually fit nicely within.
I also did a video sharing a haul of items I picked up recently for my toddler, so if you want to have a better look at these, here you go:
I hope you found this useful! What colours are you going for your toddler’s wardrobe this season?