I used to work in advertising, and thus I have hung around with some of the most eccentric, exotic and extraordinary people imaginable.
Flash back to a large conference room in a major European city (this happened at LEAST three times…). The room is full – a couple of hundred advertising professionals from around the world. There are amazing haircuts, astonishing eyeglasses, jewelry you’ve never seen before or since, scarves of every possible description, tied in every way you could envision. Shoes? The mind reels just at the memory. And the socks were a thing of beauty…
But the most interesting thing, to my mathematical, always analyzing mind, is that literally 90% of the people in the room, male and female, were wearing at least one of these twelve garments, shown below. There were wearing other things WITH these garments – snazzy jackets, or a brilliant silk top – but they almost always had one or two of these garments in their ensemble.
A Simple Capsule Wardrobe Core
Yet at no point would you have noticed that Elena from Greece was wearing essentially the same outfit as Lars from Brussels…
The devil is indeed in the details!
PS – For more info, check out our Guide to the Common Capsule Wardrobe.