Arie’s Toddler Capsule Wardrobe

This post is part of a Show & Tell series of posts featuring TROG readers and the capsule wardrobe-inspired changes they’ve made to their wardrobes and lives. Read all the posts in this series here.

Rosina, my sister-in-law, creator of Tortoise & The Hare, and the one who first told me about this “capsule wardrobe thing” she had read about online, writes:

The image is terrible because it’s as dark as it gets in our house today, but here’s an image of my 2-year-old daughter’s wardrobe (minus about 5 dresses and her pajamas). I wish I would’ve known how to do a newborn wardrobe like this when she was born, but unfortunately or fortunately found out about this concept after she was born.


I barely spend any time shopping for her. It’s just so easy. Tops and sweaters are all neutral or her statement color, as are her tights. The only pieces I purchase or make that have patterns or more adventurous colors are her skirts and bottoms. Hair accessories are all neutral as are her hats. Just so easy.

I think Rosina’s all-neutral-except-bottoms idea is a BRILLIANT strategy for an infant’s or child’s wardrobe. I can’t wait to implement something similar with our own wee one’s wardrobe!

If you found this post helpful or inspiring, leave Rosina some love in the comments below. And check out her Instagram, chock-full of delightful images of her beautiful heirloom-quality handmade children’s clothing line.

2 thoughts on “Arie’s Toddler Capsule Wardrobe

  1. I love this. I hope to do this for Liv. We are still working through the quantity of clothing people bought us when she was first born. It will almost be nice to finally choose what is in her wardrobe rather than whatever was free!

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