I confess I have never been enamored with the Capsule Wardrobe concept. Perhaps now that I don’t have to expend my entire allotment of clothing creativity on myself it will start to make more sense.
At any rate, for what it’s worth, here’s what I’m thinking now, the result of combining my original thoughts about wardrobe development with the costume design process and my in-process personal stylist training:
for each bottom needed, choose two layers that coordinate. For each bottom/layer combination, choose two different tops.
- bottom: pant or skirt
- layer: jacket or sweater; “third piece”
- top: blouse, tee, or whatever covers your nakedness on top
After all the pieces are in place, try on each combination of bottom, top, and layer; choose shoes and accessories. Take pictures. Make notes. Hang the pieces together in your closet, if necessary.
Packing my exercise clothes in the Ziploc bags is working well so far. Now all I need is to find some pants that fit over my calves and I can get my every day fall wardrobe streamlined as well. Automate is the new delegate! 😉