Thursday, May 01, 2014

An Autumn Capsule Wardrobe, from "Ma To-Do List: Dressing"

It's become apparent that many of us aren't clear on what exactly this book intends for us to actually DO with these lists...  My approach, with the choices that I've been making, has been to assume that someone has a very basic, simple "whatever's clean" wardrobe, and that these are the additional garments, season by season, that are added to that wardrobe in order to fill it in and make it sing and dance.  Tomorrow, when I show the winter wardrobe, I'll also show all of the clothes together, and I think it might become a bit clearer what the authors have in mind.  I think.  Maybe its just what I have in mind...  

Trench coat – Hallhuber, blazer – Stella McCartney, black pencil trousers – 3.1 PhilipLim, velvet jeans – MIH Jeans, silk dress – Dosa, pearl grey cardigan – Furansu, camel cardigan – Vanessa Bruno, white tee shirt – Haider Ackerman, striped tee – Therapy, floral tee – Topshop, flannel shirt – Camo, silk tunic – Phase Eight, scarf – Hinge

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  1. Ah, that makes more sense. I was wondering how one would get through summer with a pair of pants and two dresses. Even in a short New England summer, I'd need more than that.

  2. Add me to the list of those wondering how this is to work. Now I will go back to the beginning, and I'm sure it will make more sense.

  3. I take it that in "real life" one wouldn't add so many pieces each season--or would one? The numbers so far have ranged from 9-13. Over 4 seasons, that would involve 40 items a year. That's a lot!