When you have a baby, your priorities shift so much. It can be difficult to pay attention to the things you used to put a lot of time into like your makeup and style. You are also hit with the reality that what you are wearing on a day to day basis is likely to get dirty, sticky and maybe even thrown up on! So how can you possibly look good all the time? Here are some tips to follow below and you’ll see a wardrobe capsule it not as hard as you first, thought.
What is a Capsule Wardrobe?
First of all having more clothes is not always the way to looking better. Wouldn’t it be great of you could look great, will fewer items? Well, that is why capsule wardrobes were invented!
For each season you need to pick just nine items of clothing that’s right just 9! Three tops, three bottoms (skirts, trousers or dresses) and three second layers. Second layers tend to be things like cardigans, jumpers or blanket wraps. Something that you can just throw on to keep warm.
The secret of a good capsule wardrobe is that all the pieces go will all the other pieces. That means whatever is clean and you throw on is going to look coordinated. It also means if the kids get their sticky mitts all over the top you have on; you can change it out quickly and easily, and still look nicely put together.
If going for the capsule wardrobe look, it’s essential to think about the colors that you will be using. Most capsules work on one or two neutral colors, with one more color that is on trend in that particular season.
This makes sure that your look stays current. You don’t want to end up wearing the same outfits for ten years! Remember, while it can save you money a capsule wardrobe is not a cost-cutting exercise but a way to always look good, with little effort.
Neutral colors are black white, tan and gray. Once you have picked your neutral color, you will want at least one top, one bottom and one second layer in that color. It basic makes the basis of your wardrobe; It also helps to inform the color of your other items and accessories.
To make a capsule wardrobe work for busy moms, steer clear of picking anything that is too delicate or that needs hand washing. This will probably just end up on the bottom of the laundry pile as it’s too much effort to maintain it.
If you have black or gray as you base colors choose a darker complimentary color like red or green. This means that you can wash most of your clothes together, making it easy to have all your wardrobe available in just one laundry load. If you mix black and white or any other lighter color, the colors will run. Or you can always buy or make a color catching product like this.