May 272014

According to Kibbe, the use of separates is a distinctive of the artistic expression of each style type. I distilled the 13 categories down to these four flavors:

  1. The Dramatic is best in a powerful head-to-toe look, rather than mix-and-match.
  2. The Romantic combines soft, drapy separates in a blended – rather than contrasting – manner.
  3. The Natural type majors in mix-and-match, and appears matronly in an overly matchy-matchy look.
  4. Gamine use of separates creates a well-coordinated look with alot of animated detail.

(I know someone is going to ask. Concerning Classics, he says, “Use carefully and sparingly. An obvious use of separates is counterproductive to your elegance. Make sure colors, textures, and prints blend together to maintain your smooth visual lines.”)

While the capsule wardrobe concept makes sense to me from a mathematical and theoretical perspective, it never seems to work. I like things decided. Could the use of separates in one’s wardrobe be connected to the J and the P in MBTI?

Andrea Pflaumer suggests young moms hang entire outfits together. I suggest that as a strategy for any artistic J type.

P’s may want to do as the hero does:

he has five pairs of gray, black or brown trousers and probably 15 dress shirts, none of which would clash with any of those pants.

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