It all started when I saw my friend wearing the lightest of camel-brown cashmere sweaters. 'It’s Chloe' she said, 'one of my new basics. I’m so fed up with my chaotic wardrobe. I'm doing a big clean-up and from now on I’m only going to buy things that go with each other.'
I ran home enthusiastically 'Perfect idea! Time for a wardrobe spring-clean. I'll also put together a capsule wardrobe!' (I even checked; a capsule wardrobe consists of 12-15 items which can all be mixed and matched.) After having taken out everything I only put back what I really, really need. Then I counted: 5 jeans, 6 trousers, 3 blazers, 3 other jackets, 10 skirts, 18 blouses and shirts, 12 dresses = 57 pieces... Somehow the concept of a capsule wardrobe doesn’t seem to work for me.
Are you working with the idea of a basic wardrobe and go from there or is it all one big mess of clothes?