When I was 19 weeks pregnant, the very first thing I did after finding out that the tiny human in my belly was going to be a girl, was head straight to the nearest purveyor of baby clothes and purchase her first (of many to come) onesie. (It was navy, though, so not really sure why I waited to find out the gender.) Soon the leggings followed, and baby shoes, and even baby overalls because who can resist baby overalls? When she was smaller, it was somewhat easier to justify the myriad of onesies. There were many more wardrobe changes thanks to diaper changes, spit up, and adventures in baby food, but now that she’s older we can rotate many of the same pieces for months at a time. As she starts to experiment with wanting to dress herself, I like the idea of having a smaller capsule wardrobe where almost all of the pieces can be mixed and matched. It saves space, it saves money and it just might save you from an unnecessary toddler negotiation.
Photography by Emily Morgan