Once I had three children I realized quickly that I needed to find out how to make things as simple as possible and I’m always on a journey to make our everyday easier! Over the last year I’ve really lessened our load a lot by creating a small clothing collection for each individual in my household. My mission was to have a set of clothes for each person that was comfortable, well loved, and suited for our lifestyle. Another main goal was to allow the kiddos to dress themselves and learn to mix and match their pieces. The kids are on the verge of self sufficiency and I’m all about encouraging that! When all these needs are met it really makes a difference in our days. Amen?
I’ve also come to love a simpler collection because it makes laundry a ton easier too! (Note… we also wear our clothes until we see dirt or stains on them- ha!)
A great place to start is to focus on 7 different pieces they could wear 7 different ways for up to 7 different days. You likely need a few more pieces than that but it’s a good place to start building your collection. I recommend sticking to clothes that are label or screen print free as well as things that go together.
For example my boys have a couple jean shorts light and dark, and then a few other nuetral colored pants… gray, green, and tan. I add some color or pattern with shirts. I also keep their shoes pretty neutral so everything can be worn with basically everything and I don’t have to spend time helping them piece it all together.
Here are some examples of the best basics for your babes… these are some fav brands that I like to get a piece or two from and build around. I wanted to share them with you and give you a good visual idea of what a good curated collection would look like. You can piece your own together of course from a variety of brands and stores but keep a similar style and scheme in mind.
Are you ready to start simplifying your kids clothes? Does this idea pull at your heartstrings? It’s not as hard as you think? Your babes can get by with very little. I’ve made the mistake since starting this journey of purchasing more than I needed a few times, but with persistence I keep getting better at crafting our collection. I also try to keep their shoe life laid back too!
happy days ahead friends!