A Capsule Wardrobe for Mom

In our previous blog we discussed decision fatigue and how one method of eliminating the need to make too many choices in a day is through a capsule wardrobe. As a mother, a capsule wardrobe could be just the thing you need to simplify your life.

Capsule wardrobes have a lot of benefits! 

  • You’ll save time on shopping and making choices on what you will wear each morning. 
  • You’ll save money because you’re buying clothes left often. 
  • You can do more with less, capsule wardrobes encourage creativity and resourcefulness! 
  • AND it’s good for the planet! 

It’s pretty much a win-win scenario. 

To create a capsule wardrobe you don’t have to scrap everything in your closet and start over. You can begin by going through your clothes and eliminating anything that doesn’t fit, anything you haven’t worn in at least a year, and anything that doesn’t spark joy. (Thanks Marie Kondo!)

From there you can start thoughtfully curating a new wardrobe that fits your current season of life with timeless pieces that will last! Here’s a list of items you should add to your mom-uniform to feel and look great!

Essentials in a Capsule Wardrobe

1.Outerwear

A trench coat, a denim jacket, or something heavier. 

2. A leather jacket

Cool, easy, and it shows style without making any real effort. 

3. Button-up shirts

These are so practical for nursing moms, but continue to be an easy staple for life! They don’t have to be corporate looking because you can dress them up or down. 

4. Black Pants

Black goes with anything and a nice pair of black pants will go a long way in your wardrobe. You could even consider a black skirt.

5. Knitwear

Whether it’s a cardigan or a pullover, long, short, or oversized, find whatever makes you feel great!

6. T-shirts

In my opinion, one staple of the ultimate mom uniform is a good t-shirt. Get a few in neutral colors you love or with fun patterns to spice up an outfit. 

7. Denim

Denim is a major staple for your wardrobe. You can dress it up or down and if you get a good pair, it will last a long time. Get a blue and a black pair for options. 

8. A Dress

Keep it super simple and choose a color that makes you feel confident. Look for a classic shape, like an A-line dress with spaghetti straps—which is a fit you can rework endlessly—in a high-quality, classic material, like satin.

 

There is no one size fits all option for your wardrobe. Play around with what makes you feel best. While neutrals are the easiest to work with, if you are someone who loves colors, try to incorporate fun patterns and colors with accessories! 

Because we are passionate about sustainability, we wanted to share some sustainable, fair wage brands that we love that would be the perfect addition to your capsule wardrobe!

Lullaby Club creates incredible maternity and breastfeeding friendly items. PLUS they even have a few mom and mini outfits for matching!

When it comes to sustainably made denim, Everlane is a star. A variety of shapes and shades, you’re guaranteed to find a fit that works for you. 

 

Vetta creates entire capsule wardrobes for you! Each season they design just 5 pieces of clothing that can create up to 30 outfits! They are timeless, effortless, and so beautiful. 

 

Laude the Label gives you a minimalist offering that’s made to be lived in. These neutral tones will complement any capsule wardrobe. 

In my opinion one of the best things to come out of 2020 is the fact that loungewear is now an acceptable style to wear in public. Leze the Label has created the most cozy and practical outfits that look professional, but feel like sweats. Yes please. 

Last but not least, Suunday has created timeless and effortless-to-wear clothes that make you feel like you’re in your Sunday best, every day of the week. 

 

 

 

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A common barrier for people for creating a capsule wardrobe from sustainable brands is the cost. We get it. The wonderful thing about buying from sustainable brands is while you might pay more up front, you will have to buy less often because these pieces are made to last. However, if budget is a concern you can also go thrifting! Find a second-hand store near you or get friendly with apps like Mercari or Poshmark where you can find brands you love at half the cost. (Thrifting is good for the environment too!)

Vittoria Allen

Vittoria is a writer based in San Diego. A lover of good food, slow living, and a good novel, she shares her life with her husband and two daughters trying to squeeze out the beauty in every moment.

February 17, 2022

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