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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Approaches to Capsule Wardrobes

There are multiple different approaches to capsule wardrobes, and one may work better than others for a particular person, lifecycle and season.
Imogen Lamport used 12 pieces
  • 2 x jackets or cardigans (top layers)
  • 4 x bottoms (skirts/pants)
  • 6 x tops
  • Each jacket must work with all the tops and bottoms.
  • Each top must work with all the bottoms.
https://insideoutstyleblog.com/2013/02/how-to-create-a-capsule-wardrobe-on-a-budget-emerson-big-w.html

Bridgette Raes has an approach of building an outfit and then adding one item into another outfit and so on.
http://bridgetteraes.com/2015/04/13/casual-wardrobe-capsule/

or using a print as a starting point
https://bridgetteraes.com/2017/05/08/prints-wardrobe-capsule/

And there are lots of variations on the http://www.theviviennefiles.com/ .

This year the SWAP rules don't tell you how many of each garment type you should have, but do give guidelines about the colourways, with a lot of emphasis on neutrals which does not appeal to all.
Plan:
Choose two neutral colors
Add one accent color and two prints OR two accent colors and one print
Make at least three garments from each neutral color
Make at least one garment from each accent color
Make at least one garment from each print
Remaining two garments may be made from any one or combination of your neutrals, accent(s) and/or print(s)
Create multiple outfits of at least two garments that work for your personal style
Each garment must work with a minimum of two outfits

What's your preferred approach?

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