Friday, April 18, 2014

2 dozen = 12 dozen, at least

I'm always intrigued by how many outfits you can pull together from a well-chosen capsule wardrobe, so after I built yesterday's ensemble, I started pulling together outfits, just out of curiosity...

Remember, these were the 24 garments with which I started:
Butterfly cardigan - Oasis, red tank - L.L.Bean, navy tank - Target, dotted blouse - People Tree, green linen shirt - L.L.Bean, white tank - Target, patterned blouse - Velvet, striped tee -  People Tree, green tank - L.L.Bean, red cardigan - L.L.Bean, blue tee - Target, navy dress - Dorothy Perkins, tweedy sweater-  Acne Studios, white tee shirt - Target, linen shorts - L.L.Bean, navy cardigan- Dorothy Perkins, linen dress - L.L.Bean, navy capris - Dorothy Perkins, ikat print skirt -  Monsoon, linen pants - L.L.Bean, navy dress pants - Dorothy Perkins, jacquard pants -  ‘S Maxmara, navy palazzo pants - Dorothy Perkins

There are almost certainly more possibilities here; I threw in the towel after I passed twelve dozen...










Alibris: Books, Music, & Movies


11 comments:

  1. Mind boggling to say the least. Why do we think we need 100s of clothes in our closet? Until I started reading your blog, I never occurred to me to limit, control, focus my clothing dollars in a specific direction. I so wish I would of known this forty years ago. Thanks for the refocus, you have taught this old dog some new tricks!!!!!!
    Karen

    ReplyDelete
  2. You go ,girl! Thank you for all you do for this blog. Since I've begun reading, I've found myself becoming both more frugal and adventuresome with my clothing choices. Thanks again.

    ReplyDelete
  3. With my current wardrobe, which is much more than 24 pieces, I could probably invent thousands of combinations. It numbs the mind.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love these exercises. It really inspires me to revist and remix the pieces in my closet the next time I get a shopping urge.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love the concept of an exponential closet.

    ReplyDelete
  6. As usual you have hit the proverbial nail on the head! I am in the midst of planning the summer wardrobe because most of what I have needs to move on. This collection will be my blue print. Thank you, thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  7. That wardrobe would easily take anyone through the summer. Super!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I find that the mid-tones- in terms of saturation work best- on me for spring and summer; too dark looks unseasonal and too pale is insipid .A blue- from turquoise or Greek blue to deep powder (but not palest baby blue), and the coral/pink/washed reds look good on nearly everyone. The exceptions can find a similar green or pure white.

    Darker-skinned people look fantastic in the most vibrant limes, oranges and of course white, but since I'm a white person who never tans, I need some colour in clothes- but not too much.

    ReplyDelete