Mix and Match
Yes, this is another one of those ‘instant outfits’ that take 5-10 minutes to put together… It helps to have a wardrobe full of separates in navy and / or navy and white stripes, of course. Because then you can literally just grab whatever random clothes you see in the wardrobe, put them on, and go.
In a way, I have a capsule wardrobe. Most of my clothes can be mixed and matched endlessly, but I don’t limit the number of clothes I own. I don’t think it’s particularly useful to have a set number of clothes. I know I don’t want to have a lot of clothes; I just don’t like limits or rules. And, contrary to popular belief, not everything in my wardrobe is navy-and-white, or even striped. I know, it’s hard to believe, given the evidence you see on these blog posts…
Anyway, I could easily pack a suitcase for a week or two with clothes that all go together yet give me enough variety for several outfits. And yes, that would probably be mostly clothes in navy and white, with some brighter colour (= red or burgundy) thrown into the mix.
But I definitely don’t want a wardrobe full of nothing but clothes that fit this navy-and-white capsule. That would be boring. Instead, I like to think that my wardrobe consists of several capsules: one mostly in navy and white; another one in more earthy colours, such as brown and green, for example.
And then I need some items that can bridge the various capsules / colour combinations: red, burgundy, pink, purple… These items can be mixed and matched with just about anything. Does that make sense?
t-shirt (old), skirt, cardigan: Esprit / bag: Marimekko (old) /
shoes: Clarks (old) / sunglasses: Prada (old)
Are you a fan of capsule wardrobes?
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