October 17, 2014
This is a plan for someone who has the Common Capsule Wardrobe in grey and off-white, with a camel sweater, because they’re moving away from wearing black. (more on this idea another day). This someone has a special occasion coming up, and they want to expend their ENTIRE French 5-Piece Wardrobe on a new dress and some accessories:
These purchases aren’t “single-use”, of course; the scarf and jewelry could be worn with almost any of the outfits in The Common Wardrobe. The pumps will go nicely with our grey skirt (or with the jeans, if that’s a preference). And the dress is simple enough that it can be worn more casually, after the special occasion. Dark tights and flats or ankle boots will look really nice with this dress…But if you blow your entire season’s purchases on one outfit, plus accessories, what do you wear the rest of the time?
Here’s The Common Wardrobe that I thought up for this person:
Yes, we might not all opt for off-white as one of our neutral colors because of laundry concerns, but you have to admit that it makes some really pretty ensembles! And I hope I’m convincing you that getting these 12 pieces of clothing together is a smart move to make your life easier…