A minimalist capsule wardrobe for my daughter isn’t a political statement or something I learned from a well dressed Japanese woman. My 4-year-old is a force of nature (I’m pretty sure I have used those exact words on here many times to describe her). We call her Hurricane Celeste because you will know if she has blown through a room. Her clothing needs are utilitarian.
After having two girls I am having so much fun shopping for a little boy! My second daughter has only really worn hand me downs so I haven’t really been shopping for YEARS. Also, now that my little man is walking I can really step up his style.
Now that I have an 11 and 4-year-old I know that the time I am allowed to dress my kids is very short. In no time at all, he will express his own interests. He will be demanding orange over blue, dinosaurs over dogs, and Spiderman over Batman.
If you have a tween you will know they are stuck in that space between being a little girl and becoming a woman. This can make gift giving very hard! I want my tween to be a little girl for as long as she needs to but I also want to help her gently move into her teens years.
Celebrations like Easter bring out the kid in all of us but I can’t very well give the same shark sun hat or Peppa Pig toys I got for my little ones to my tween. I have done a lot of research and came up with an Easter basket to keep the kid in her but also respect that she is growing up.