Your Best Set of #Momlife Basics

Starting to feel like you can’t be fashionable and be a quarantine mom? Feel like every day is laundry day, and you’re still always out of options? There’s an easy way to fix it — treating yourself to the ultimate #momlife capsule wardrobe.

What is a capsule wardrobe?

You’ve probably seen capsule wardrobes all over YouTube, Pinterest, or Instagram. Capsule wardrobes have been all the rage for several years, even though the term was first used in the 1970s by London Boutique owner Susie Faux. Shoppers, designers, fashion outlets, and yes, even moms have swung the pendulum more toward minimalism and intentional buying in the last decade. The idea is to buy a limited number of high quality pieces that won’t wear out easily and won’t go out of style. The idea is to buy for your size, your style, and your body right now, so that things don’t hide in your closet. Don’t you wish you could do the same thing for your kids?

Imagine how great it might feel to declutter your wardrobe, pack up all those aspirational clothes, and have a fresh start in your closet of about 12 pieces that get some work done. More logical laundry, an easier time picking out outfits…I can see it now and it is a beautiful sight.


Ideally, your capsule wardrobe only needs one or two pairs of pants. We all know that #momlife is all about the leggings but don’t forget about joggers too. A good pair will be soft, durable, and have elastic in the right places. Joggers are fine for a grocery store trip or just a quick iced coffee run. Add in a favorite pair of jeans and the pants in your capsule wardrobe are covered!

Skirts & dresses

Putting on your favorite skirt or dress can really change your whole mood. A simple cotton or skirt, no matter the length, can be a great versatile addition to your capsule wardrobe. And a simple dress, like a sweet retro 90s slipdress that can be layered over or under anything? Yes, please!


Tops are where you get the most versatility out of your capsule wardrobe. Basic camisoles come highly recommended, especially in black or white. A button up, for those Zoom calls where you have to look the professional part, is essential too. The most fun part of a proper #momlife capsule wardrobe, though? Yes, it’s the t-shirts. Are you really a millennial mom if you don’t have several hilarious t-shirts? Pick out one, two, or even three t-shirts that let your personality shine. If you always wear your favorite mom shirt to your favorite take-out place? Then it becomes a signature.


The most important clothes you wear these days are around the house. So why not be exceptionally comfortable? Loungewear is so often forgotten when putting together a capsule wardrobe, but great clothes that you can also nap in should never be overlooked. Sure, no one new will see your sweet maxed out relaxin’ clothes unless you post selfies, but don’t you want to relax while looking and feeling great? Investing in some loungewear is a decision you won’t regret.

Still not sold on the capsule wardrobe concept? Check out these moms who are killing the game with their capsule wardrobes here and here. You’ve been homeschooling and working and basically being super mom, so you deserve to treat yourself. Happy shopping!

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