If you remember, I’m at the 32 garment point in my plan:
I am the first person to admit that this isn’t the most fascinating, varied and dramatic wardrobe any woman ever owned. But (a) people don’t really remember what you wore last week – if they do, they’ve got a problem, (b) my accessories are such that these very basic ensembles will look quite a bit more varied when I add shoes, scarves and jewelry to them, AND (c) these are not, in fact, the only clothes that I will have available to wear to a potential new job.
So I think I’ve convinced myself that I can indeed continue to minimize my wardrobe, without leaving myself naked in the face of a new, improved, position.
Minimizing isn’t easy. Having some real numbers in front of me (40 combinations from 18 garments) makes it somewhat less stressful. I think.