The Vivienne Files – All of the Planning Templates
The Vivienne Files relies heavily on planning and structure in order to have a workable wardrobe. One of Janice’s favorite tools is a template – and here are ALL of the templates that she’s used! Whatever’s Clean, 4 by 4 Wardrobes, 4, 5, or 6 Clusters – they’re all here!
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The Vivienne Files Pantone Autumn 2017 Color Planner
Another 10 of their chosen “new” colors for autumn, shown in combination with all of the pairs of two neutrals, as used in The Vivienne Files Color Planner (see below). Lots of new ideas to consider, for your wardrobe, your home, or any place else you could use some color inspiration!
The Vivienne Files Pantone Spring 2017 Color Planner
The “new” 2017 Pantone Colors, shown with all of our original combinations of two neutrals, as used in The Vivienne Files Color Planner (see below). Dozens of beautiful color combinations and great ideas!
The Vivienne Files Color Planner
The Vivienne Files Color Planner is 193 pages of color fun – all of the possible “two neutral” combinations available from a list of fourteen neutrals are here, each shown with eight possible choices of two accent colors. It’s a rich source of ideas and inspiration!
Wardrobe Cost per Wear and Aging Worksheet
If you struggle with keeping a clear record of your wardrobe expenses and how your purchases are paying off, a Cost per Wear and Garment Aging Worksheet is available here.
The Vivienne Files Images and Color Schemes
Images and Color Schemes: 100 Works of Art, includes some lovely art, as well as a color wheel taken from each work, and my random thoughts as I studied each piece (painting, scarf, photograph, and one PLATE!). A fresh way to see things, and to get color inspiration.
The 1,2,3 and ABC Approach to Packing
Start with 1 bag, 2 outfits, and 3 colors, then organized everything using the Accent color, the Base color, and Coordinating items – packing made simple! The 10-page guide, along with the essential checklist, is available here.
The Vivienne Files 24-Piece Wardrobe Worksheet
The 24-Piece Wardrobe Worksheet is based on the original statement posed by Chanel, that you only really need two suits, and the things to go with it! I posted about this concept first back in 2011, and again in the spring of 2014. This worksheet guides you through the purchase of the two grouping of four garments, then the add-in garments in neutrals, accent colors, and prints, and finishing with essentials to truly maximize the utility of your wardrobe. A simple, but powerful tool for wardrobe organization and clarity.
The Vivienne Files Combination of 3 Neutral Colors
Do you struggle with choosing a third neutral color to integrate into your wardrobe? The Combination of Three Neutral Colors is a 183-page document that shows all possible combinations of fourteen neutral colors into grouping of three. Each page of this document starting with two “core” neutrals (like the dark grey and taupe shown here), and then shows twelve possible combinations that result from the addition of one more neutral. If you’re interested in migrating your wardrobe gradually into different neutrals, or if you just want to add more options to your wardrobe, this is going clarify your decision tremendously!
How many pieces of clothing do you need worksheet
The question I’m asked the most often: How many pieces of clothing do I need to have in my wardrobe? But I’ve figured it out, finally, that if you can answer four questions (two easy, two more difficult), I can tell you EXACTLY how many pieces you should own. For the madly math-phobic, I’ve built a one-page Excel spreadsheet for you. All you have to do is open it, type in the first four numbers, and the 5th one appears by mathematical magic.
Starting from Scratch (PDF)
I’m going to re-do the document support for this project, and make them available to you soon… Starting From Scratch Wardrobe is our 18-step wardrobe building that starts simple – one pair of pants, one pair of shoes etc. It’s the perfect wardrobe plan for someone who is completely lost in their closet and needs to begin with the true foundations of a workable wardrobe.
Starting from Scratch (Excel)
The Excel version of the Starting From Scratch Wardrobe worksheet.