It is fun to get lots of clothes with the first child however, once you start having multiples, you start to get sick of so many pieces to sort and wash!
With my kids playclothes, I dress them in mostly jeans. Then it is very easy to match shirts. The goal is to be able to change your child in the dark and have it match – because everything is mix and match. (Though there are a few exceptions with my daughters who like play dresses.)
My son’s core wardrobe colors are blue, red, dark green and black with a little brown.
4 pair play pants (3 jeans & one other color that matches all his shirts) (In summer there are 3 pairs of shorts and 1 or 2 pair of pants)
1 pair dress pants (2 would be better – a khaki and black)
4 dress shirts
3 play hoodies (Our house is cold)
2 nice sweaters
4 pair pajamas (he only needs 2 but the summer pajamas stayed upstairs with the winter pajamas per his request.)
In the picture, not all his clothes were in the drawer. He has 2 more shirts and 3 more pairs of jeans then pictured.
The middle drawer holds his 5 play shirts, one polo, and all his pants.
The bottom drawer holds his sweaters and pajamas. He puts his own pajamas away, and I have not made him fold them so for transparency sake, the drawer looks like this.
The closet holds the 18 month old’s entire wardrobe, all 3 of the kids’ shoes, all of their dress clothes, extra blankets and sheets, and the preschool boy’s special toys (in hutch).
I also hang some upcoming outfits (gifts usually from relatives on the far right because if I don’t, I tend to forget about them!
The closet has been easy to maintain because the little ones can’t reach their clothes and the preschooler is fairly particular about his things going back on the hutch. (Mostly because it’s the one spot the girls aren’t allowed so it ensures his toys’ safety.)
That’s it. We do tend to wash clothes every day or every other day which may be a dealbreaker for another family, but a minimal wardrobe works very well for us.