When it comes to doing laundry... it's amazing how many days I can go before I need to do a load for the kids... but then when I have to do it, there's QUITE a lot to do. There's this "movement"... a new way of doing "clothes"... called a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called "Wardrobe" in the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don't go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal piece (thank you Wikipedia for a quick definition). A lot of women are creating capsule wardrobes so that they can 1. cut back on frivolous spending on clothing. 2. make it easier to pick out an outfit each time you have a stare down with your closet. 3. makes for easier packing for vacations and laundry duty. It's a sort of minimalist trend, and that's what I'm trying to achieve in my household. First up, has been my kids' closets.
The idea is to invest in pieces (only a limited 37 at the most) that are fashionable (but nothing crazy that'll go out of style over the years) and amazing quality. I'm taking it to another level. I'm trying to purchase items that are unisex, so that I can carry them down from Marley to Finn... and so on (especially pants). I add an element of feminine or masculine, through their shirts or accessories. I'll be blogging more on creating a capsule wardrobe for children soon, but for now, I did want to share that one of my very favorite shops, The Little Spoons launched her Fall Line today, and it does not disappoint. Hilary's creations have become "staples" in this household... totally loved by my littles.