Blythe On A Budget: Dolly Wardrobe Staples

Written on January 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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From head to toe, I’m going to be sharing the wardrobe staples that are used on a regular basis within my doll family. Staples to me means things that can go well with many outfits, can be classic designs that won’t go out of style (but it’s dolls, so who cares?) and mostly solid colours. Not that prints or designs can’t be wardrobe staples as well, but solid colours tend to go better with more things (such as black or white). Here are some of the things I’d come up with!


Basic black helmet (or hat). Just something good to travel in, it helps keep the bangs in check and the hair from going every-which-way when your plastic sidekick is in transit.

Solid colour tops – including shirts and cardigans/sweaters. We like a “classic” look here, so a white collared shirt and a cute cardigan is the way to go.


Jeans. Jeans, jeans and more jeans. Notice I’m not showing you dresses or skirts. I wear jeans on occasion and they are fantastic for just looking smart from day to day. Dark coloured ones are best to add to this ‘staple’ collection. (Please, for the love of all things Blythe, do not leave dark coloured clothing on your dolls for long periods of time or have on dark coloured denim on them without tights/leggings on first. Blythes can stain! Don’t put on a pair of jeans at the expense of her legs!)

Now shoes. We all know that I love a good pair of doll shoes. Today is no exception. I utilize the plain, solid-coloured ones the most because black and white go with so very much but never under estimate the beauty of a good pair of brown, yet detailed boots. The brown ones are stock shoes that came with Monique Magnifique and they are darling and I love them. I want a pair for me. And being brown in colour, they can go with quite a bit!

These are just some of the wardrobe staples that exist in my dolls’ ever-expanding closet! What are some of the staples in your dolls’ closet?

5 Responses to “Blythe On A Budget: Dolly Wardrobe Staples”

  1. SonjeB says:

    Sneakers are important to my girls. And, of course, jeans and denim jumpers. T-shirts are easy to make and can be personalized so many ways. I like to sew my own clothing, but I never could master crochet, so sweaters are the one thing that I will buy, clothing-wise. I also like to invest in two sets of dress shoes for my girls: white for summer and black for winter. I’d also like to get them some cute casual brown shoes in the future. Also, when I create an outfit, I always include some type of matching hat or hair accessory.

  2. Gill says:

    If I could, I’d buy a Monique Magnifique just for those shoes! They are gorgeous. (I do happen to have a me-sized version, my winter season treat to myself, and I love them, they turn a pair of jeans into a statement!). Great post – my girls’ wardrobes are still coming together. Quick question – are those Blythe jeans? I’ve read somewhere that Monster High jeans fit Blythe? My girls are in dire need, all we have are one pair of DB jeans. I haven’t mastered crochet in the round, so still bit short on hats/helmets too – great tip re their bangs – I hadn’t thought of that. Thanks.

    • Michelle AKA @blythelifecom

      Hi Gill – Both pairs of jeans pictured were gifts or trade/swap items! So I don’t actually know the origin for them, sorry. I don’t believe either are Blythe stock though, due to lack of label. I have Monster High dolls, and I believe that the bodies would be far too different for them to share clothes (MH is a lot more ‘leggy’ and has skinner legs compared to Blythe).

  3. Jane AKA @maidensuit

    SEPARATES ARE SO IMPORTANT; white blouses and neutral pieces that can go with any color accessories are invaluable. Great socks that can go with a variety of dresses are also important in my girls’ wardrobe. Since many of my girls are frilly, petticoats and bloomers all get worn very frequently. And last, little knitted cardigans that can layer over multiple things are some of my girls’ most worn items.

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