six top layers x six shirts or blouses x six pants or skirts =216 combinations.
She could literally shop once a year and then forget about work clothing for a long time… In the hottest weather, it might be wise to substitute out some short-sleeved tops for the heavier things, and a lighter skirt for the leather, but the concept remains solid. (and let’s remember, the executives where she works wear long-sleeved shirts, WITH UNDERSHIRTS, 12 months out of the year)
(I lust mightily for this leather skirt, and I so UTTERLY do not need another piece of clothing…) But imagine, if one only had 18 pieces of fall/winter clothing, what excellent pieces could be justifiably purchased…
This is what 216 outfits look like. Please note that this is the same outfit shown repeatedly – even with my super-long attention span, I was NOT going to put together all of the possibilities.