I recently went through Rhett’s closet and assessed the things we’ll need for him in the coming months. My only problem is deciding what size to buy.. he technically falls between 6-12 months, but he’s so close to being a year old that it makes me nervous. And if he is still only in the 15th percentile when it comes to weight and height, he’s definitely smaller than average. IDK! I could cry thinking about buying 12-18 month clothes, so maybe that’s the real reason I’m hesitant. Where’d my tiny baby go?!
Anyway, I follow the minimalist mindset when it comes to my closet as well as his, so it should be no surprise that I have a pint-sized capsule wardrobe to share with you today. Here’s what I’m thinking for his closet to last him through the spring & summer (& hopefully his future siblings, too!)
Tops: 81 tee | blue tee | henley | rock & roll | romper | gray tee
Bottoms: shorts | olive pant | joggers | jeans | chino short | gray short | teal shorties
Layering: stripe tee | white oxford | bunny face | utility jacket | sleeveless hoodie | rhino
Shoes: chucks | sandal | moccasins | hunters | nike frees
Accessories: hat | trucker hat | fedora | frames | sunglasses | rashguard | trunks
Some of these pieces we have already (a few are similar because I couldn’t find the exact item online) & some are on the list. I keep a running list on my phone so I am always on the lookout for something we need. And we always try to get the biggest bang for our buck, so we shoot for higher quality pieces on sale. I’ve always said I’d rather put him in the same shirt 20 times that I spent $20 than 20 different shirts at a dollar a piece..but that’s just me. Now that he’s getting older and going to be a lot harder on his clothes, we may have to rethink that theory, but until then… that’s our plan and we’re stickin’ to it!
The key to a capsule wardrobe is to keep the color scheme neutral & cohesive so all parts can mix+match with a few pops of color. And much like your own wardrobe, layering and accessories are what pull it all together. I also wanted to mention that swimsuits are included because I plan to spend a lot of time outside playing in the sprinkler or at the pool! Now, let’s get to the fun part.. how many outfits do you think I can come up with?
Well there’s 15 distinct outfits.. if I remembered anything from my college calculus class, I could tell you exactly how many, but that’s too mach math for this mama brain!