I am a huge fan of capsule wardrobes. I would much prefer to own one beautiful jumper than five slightly grotty ones any day of the week. But whilst I’ve become quite adept at applying the capsule principles to my own wardrobe, for some reason I always fail to achieve this where the kids are concerned.
I’d like to say that this is because kids need lots of clothes – they get grubby really quickly and often go through several outfits a day – but truth be told, I’m also a sucker for anything cute. I would much rather spend money on them than me and there’s so many adorable things out there.
However, I am a firm believer that quality should win out over quantity. Both Katie and Thomas have grown a lot recently, and I’ve been thinking about what they really need for Spring and Summer. Which of course led me to the idea of creating a Capsule Wardrobe for Kids.
In a capsule wardrobe it makes sense to have one item that you really love that can be paired in different ways. But given that one item will need to be washed it also seems like a good plan for other items to also work together.
But the caveat for every item is that it needs to wash well, be loved by the kids (and me), and stand up to wear and tear. There are many added bonus points for anything that can then be handed down to relatives or friends!
So it made complete sense to look to Bunny Hop as my basis for my Capsule Wardrobe for Kids.
I first met Julia Murray (owner of Bunny Hop) when I first started my blog. Since then I’ve bought a selection of clothes for the kids each season and they never fail to please.
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Just be prepared to fall in love…
Capsule Wardrobe for Kids
These Olivier Bloomers are making me very reminiscent of baby days and have me wishing for a baby to dress! I can imagine pairing them with wooly tights for a cooler day or with a little Peter Pan vest in the summer. Combined with the Grey Label Hat and Raw Edge Booties and I think you’d have the most adorable outfit for Easter – girl or boy!
For Thomas’ Christening he wore little shorts with a Peter Pan collared shirt. As it was slightly cooler he also wore some knee high socks but it really was incredibly cute. Had I been aware of these bloomers – this is exactly what he would’ve been in!
Thomas has worn the long version of these salopettes all winter, so I can absolutely testify that they wash well and are the softest fabric imaginable. This shorter version sit just below his knee and are a lighter fabric so perfect for the warmer weather. They have adjustable cross over straps that button at the back which I just think it the cutest!
A Hare print, like these Iglo+Indi bottoms, are just perfect for Spring. By combining them with something like a Tobias and the Bear Cub tee I think it moves from cute to cool pretty quickly!
I bought this Grey Label Dress for Katie for her school photos and actually think she looks adorable in it. Thankfully she wants to wear it as soon as it’s out of the wash each time but I’m determined that she gets as much wear out of it as possible – as it’s so cute on her! I’ve found that it easily goes over a tee or sweatshirt due the stretch waist, so can easily be adapted for the different temperatures we’ve been getting.
Additionally it can easily be dressed up or down so whether she’s out playing in the garden or if we’re off out to dinner – it’s a winner. Of course, it helps that it’s incredibly soft and one of Katie’s favourite colours!
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P.S. Check out our fox craft inspired by Katie’s ‘Iglo+Indi’ dress from Bunny-Hop last season.
(Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post. I love Bunny Hop clothes for my kids and love to support local Edinburgh businesses. I am hugely grateful to Julia for supporting my blog and for offering my readers this discount – happy shopping!)