There are lots of things that change once you become a mother; your priorities for one!
Where many of us probably spent more time thinking about what to wear and getting ready each day, it seems less important once you’ve got a little one (or two!) to care for.
As a busy mum, you need clothing that supports your lifestyle, offering comfort, style, and value. Suzanne Grae has been at the forefront of providing feel-good-fashion for Australian women for years.
Creating your perfect capsule wardrobe with high-value, low-cost pieces!
What is a Capsule Wardrobe?
How we dress forms a part of our identity, and it can be a real struggle to find that sense of self when your body has changed, your priorities have changed – and your disposable income has changed!
A capsule wardrobe is a perfect solution to the busy mum life. It’s essentially a small collection of interchangeable pieces that all work together to create a range of different outfits.
Your capsule wardrobe should feature pieces that work for your body shape, feel comfortable, allow you to go about your daily activities without worrying, but most of all – help you to feel effortlessly stylish and 100% you.
5 Pieces Under $50 to Create Your Capsule Wardrobe
A strong capsule wardrobe starts with a few key essentials you can build the rest of your style around.
Here are our top five pieces to help you get started:
1. Your Perfect Fit Denim
Whether you prefer straight-leg, skinny fit or wide-leg – the perfect pair of comfy denim you can live in are an essential part of a successful capsule wardrobe!
For ultimate comfort and flexibility in going about your day, we highly recommend a high-waisted, mom-leg style. Not only does this fit continue to be right on trend, but it’s also great for on-the-go mums.
2. Staple Basics
Staple basics include easy-to-wear shorts and short and long-sleeved t-shirts in simple colours. Black and white are good to start with but don’t be afraid to go for ones in other colours you enjoy.
Starting with a simple black t-shirt in both long and short sleeve versions is a stylish choice and a practical one for mums too! We know the mum life is rarely stain-free, and black can take the pressure off if you or a little one does accidentally spill something.
3. The Linen Shirt
A linen shirt will quickly become your best capsule wardrobe friend!
Perfect tucked into jeans, worn open over a basic tee or dress, or even over your swimwear down at the beach. A classic linen shirt is a staple item of clothing that we guarantee you’ll get a lot of wear from.
You could opt for a plain shirt in a neutral colour or add some style with a brighter shade of pattern.
4. Transitional Knits
You can’t beat a snuggly knit – especially when the weather is a bit inconsistent! Opting for knitwear that’s easy to layer and works through the transitioning seasons is a great way to build your capsule wardrobe.
Light knitwear could include a sweater or two, a button-down, or an open cardigan you can throw other layers to keep warm.
5. Your Go-To Dress
As a mum, your days are busy, and the point of a capsule wardrobe is to reduce the decision fatigue that often comes with deciding what to wear. Dresses are the way to go when deciding even what top to pair with and which jeans are too much.
Choose easy silhouettes that suit your frame and don’t require fiddly buttons or ties, meaning you can throw it on and know you’ll look good – and feel good.
Kaftan styles embody easy-going comfort, with the added benefit of creating a relaxed silhouette that suits almost every body shape
You might already have these in your wardrobe, but if not, Suzanne Grae has everything you need to set yourself up – without breaking any budgets.
Stocking sizes 6-24; there’s a style for every mum available with Suzanne Grae.