This seems like a good time to stop for a moment and assess what we’ve accomplished so far with our capsule wardrobes, and make sure that we’re happy with the direction in which we’re moving.
The items that we’ve brought into the capsule wardrobe so far give us over a dozen outfit options (I’m showing 2 dozen, but if you take off the cardigans, there are additional outfits). Some of these outfits work better than others, but none of them are unwearable.
What might be reasonable to do right now would be to stop and look at each of these outfits, and decide if we’re comfortable with most of them. Certainly some are going to be… not to our taste… but if your choice of colors has been correct, then most of the outfits should hold some appeal.
So, before we’ve gone too far down the road, let’s double-check that we’re happy with the direction. While it would be annoying to decide that we’re going the wrong way, at least we’ll save getting terribly invested (financially and emotionally) in a wrong wardrobe.
I can speak from personal experience about this – when I left graduate school, I bought 100% into the navy/grey/burgundy wardrobe that was considered de rigeur for business graduates. My instincts always cried out for black/grey/red, but red was considered too flashy for someone just out of school. I spent a ton of money, and for months wore suits that I didn’t really adore, because I was trying to do the “right” thing… sigh…