Capsule Wardrobe: My Girls Mix ‘n’ Match Picks for Autumn + GIVEAWAY

The internet tells me the definition of a Capsule Wardrobe is as follows;

‘….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 pieces.’

I am seeing talks and discussions about capsule wardrobes and minimizing our lives in general all over social media at the moment. There are groups dedicated to the movement of minimalism. They offer insight and advice about thinking more about what we add to our lives and wardrobes, about buying less, and planning our purchases rather than buying impulsively.

A Capsule Wardrobe to me as an adult is about clothes in colours that compliment my complexion, flatter my body shape, work in with the ‘on trend’ pieces I will buy and only wear for a season but most importantly pieces I love and will continue to reach for year after year.

For my girls a Capsule Wardrobe is more basic. Long sleeves and pants for the cooler months, shorts and tees for the warmer months, a special occasion dress, a warm jacket for winter and a light cardi for summer nights etc. I don’t mind if they are ‘on trend’ or ‘classic’ because by next year we need to start again in new sizes anyway but for that reason alone I need the options to be affordable. I just want my girls to put on their clothing and love them. I want them to put them on and be confident. I want them to wear them and be happy.

I am far past the stage of laying my children’s clothes out for them the night before, they probably wouldn’t wear my choices anyway! My girls are at an age where what they choose to wear is a part of their personality. A way they display themselves to the world and let their inner selves shine through.  I love how they are both so different yet so determined in their style so with my list of capsule basics, they refilled their Autumn wardrobe their way!

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Long Pants (Skinny Slash Jeans $19)-Tick!  Tran-seasonal Cardi ( Longline Knit Hoodie Cardigan $25)-Tick!

 

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I’m an absolute sucker for a little Matchy Matchy and a snuggly hoodie is a wardrobe must for my two. Miss wears Pull Over Hoodie Grey Marle (8-16) $15 and Skinny Slash Jeans. Trilly wears Pull Over Hoodie Light Grey (3-7) $12 and 7/8 All Over Print Leggings Light Pink $8

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Trilly is all about pink and unicorns so when she saw these it was love at first sight. Ticking my boxes for cozy pants (All Over Print Jogger Fit Trackpants Light Pink $12) and long sleeve (Long Sleeve Front Print Tee $5).

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Fun Long Sleeve Tees and Jeans are their go to for cooler months as well as mine! Trilly wears Long Sleeve Front Print Tee $5 and Boyfriend Patch Jeans $15. Miss wears Long Sleeve Front Print Tee $6 and Stretch Jeggings with Pocket $17.

2Hello Throwback to my childhood! Miss wears it with more spunk than I ever did though. Maybe she’ll start collecting iron on patches like I did? She definitely loves this get up! Jeans: Skinny Badge Jeans $25 Tee: Crew Neck Badge Tee $15.

 

And, I may have slipped in a little something for me because it ticked my points too.

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‘Mum Uniform’ on point! I’m a big blush pink fan and adore a comfy yet cute pair of flats. Jeans: Amco Women’s Plain Skinny Jeans $25 Knit: Garage Lace Up Back Jumper $25 Flats: Debut Enzoi Ballet Flats $25.

* ENTER TO WIN*: All parents can appreciate a little extra so simply let me know below what you’d put a $50 The Warehouse voucher towards and it could be all yours! 

This post has been sponsored by The Warehouse. All opinions are my own.

177 thoughts on “Capsule Wardrobe: My Girls Mix ‘n’ Match Picks for Autumn + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I’d spend the voucher on myself. I usually put my kids first, but I’m in desperate need for new clothes and the size range and selection at the Warehouse is great.

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  2. I’d spend it on myself! Our four girls get new stuff all the time and since loosing weight I need something that fits me! 😘

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  3. This would go a long way towards getting some warmer stuff for my girls. They both seem to be growing out of everything so quickly lately

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  4. I would get my stepson some new things! Getting closer to winter we’ve realised he needs a whole new wardrobe since he’s grown so much since last winter 😱💸

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  5. Some toddler capsule wardrobe pieces for my 2 year old granddaughter Keirah as she is size 3 for winter and needs the wonderful basic layering options you have shown on here.

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  6. I love this, the warehouse does quite often have lovely clothes and to my surprise last just as long as anywhere else 💕 My daughters bday is coming up so I would most likely give it to her and let her choose her own outfit.

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  7. I would put it towards something for myself! I’m forever buying for my only child and her wardrobe is on point! She has it all! Lol 😏

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  8. I would spend it on some nice shorts, skirts or pants for myself 🙂 I am always buying clothes for my children but always forget about myself!

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  9. I love the girls clothes and as I mum to 9 this would come in handy but I would have to say I love your shoes and desperately need some new things for myself so I would spend it on me !!!

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  10. Definitely some cozier winter clothes for my two kids who have yet to have anything warm in their wardrobe that fits haha.

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  11. I would love to take my big wee school girl to pick out some Autumn/Winter clothes to keep her snuggly while enjoying her new school adventures ☺

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  12. My 4yo has shot up and nothing fits her any more, I would love to be able to take her shopping and let her help pick some new Kindy clothes since she is a big Kindy Girl now. I think she would just pick everything that Trilly has picked so that would make it easier 🙂

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  13. My biggest babe is 10 and she is starting to sprout up and curving out of her little girly clothes! She has her eye on some things at the warehouse ATM and she would love to pick a few faves. It’s fun watching her choices, her unique style as she’s growing up.
    Looooove your blush top too!!!

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  14. Id put it towards some new winter clothes for the kiddys and maybe a cute jumper for myself as mine were all stretched being pregnant!

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  15. I am desperately in need of new footwear! Currently I own 2 pairs of jandals and that’s it so a pair of sneakers would be 👌

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  16. I would put $50 towards my 2 boys winter outfits. I am liking the new range of kids clothes, just wish they went on special more often! If I had some spare money this mumma can always do with a wardrobe upgrade 😊

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  17. New baby is due in 2 weeks and I was just at the Warehouse and would love to start my daughters winter wardrobe and get some stuff for the new Bebe!

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  18. Neat Blog you have I first found you via Instagram a year ago and nevernread your blog…now here i am!
    Would love to enter the competition and would say ild spend the voucher on myself but know I wont, ild spend it on my oldest babe as she needs a new wardrobe for winter and it would help go towards this. Love the ideas it helps my shopping to be quick and painless!

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  19. I’d buy raincoats for my two girls. We live 200m from school and there is no sense in driving them over so they are in need of protection from the rain as they run too and from school this winter.

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  20. I’d use it towards a capsule wardrobe for my soon to be 3yr old, and then her little sister (6wks) can grow into them too! 😍

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