You can buy a cardigan without any buttons – a waterfall style – but make sure that it’s nice quality, and doesn’t look like “the cardigan that I keep on my desk chair all the time in case it gets cold in the office”. And do bear in mind that a cardigan that buttons can be worn without anything under it – as a sweater in its own right. A handy bit of versatility.
After much consideration, I decided NOT to start our capsule wardrobes with a suit, but I’m going to now pull in a second layer garment that can give you “suit-like” utility if you want it to. These two pieces could certainly be purchased as a true twinset (I personally adore twinsets), or you can find pieces that are closely related in color but not matchy-matchy.
Tee shirts can be cotton, silk, or synthetic blends (I’m a fan of modal, actually…) but as with everything, make certain that your new top fits ideally and is the very nicest quality you can find (or make…).
For many of us, this is going to be an experiment in wearing the same color head to toe, and also in wearing a dark or neutral top near your face. There’s a lot to be learned from this; it’s important to gauge your comfort level with these things before we move forward and purchase or sew more clothing in our neutral color.
Our wardrobes are starting to come together!