The flaw with this is that it ignores (a) the suitability of the items; and (b) how you look in them - the opposite of the logical and rational approach. And therefore so me.
e.g. currently, I love and / or wear to death:
- Jigsaw short black moleskin skirt (desperately need navy equivalent, cord would do - anyone seen a simple straight navy cord skirt?)
- Black cord Uniqlo cord skirt
- Black opaques
- Jeans - Zara / White Company / Primark
- Slouchy 'longer at back than front' linen knit cardigans - beige & navy
- Ancient Monsoon navy trench coat (don't think this has ever featured in a post, usually I forget to include coat pictures - must rectify this!)
- Black patent Russell & Bromley loafers
- Flat black patent pumps / ballerina pumps
- Basic vests and white shirts
Love but not currently wearing as had forgotten about until started writing this post:
- Beige drapey jersey unstructured cowl neck Helmut Lang dress - like a long overgrown t-shirt (must wear and feature soon...how could I have forgotten it?!)
- Navy Blue Phase 8 dress - also drapey jersey
Love but bit too small at moment (clothes not me!):
- White company black cropped capri trousers
- Ditto in beige
- Pink collarless shirt
- Grey M&S tailored dress
- Beige Jigsaw pencil skirt
- White company sleeveless long grey cashmere tunic
- Toast basic black skinny trousers
The above represent less than 20% of my wardrobe - there we go - the 80/20 rule in perfect demonstration again!
As to the 'capsule suitability' of the above list...? I don't know. I suppose there are some good basics there. Maybe they could form the basis of a 'capsule'.
Oh, by the way, I may have snuk one or two Topshop items into my possession yesterday as well - still deciding on these, but in and of themselves I like them. Don't ask me if they qualify as capsule items!
Topshop 'knitted shimmer star' print jumper - £36 (don't know why it's called 'shimmer' - it doesn't. On Topshop website here:
Topshop 'Ladder stitch sweater' - burgundy sheer knit top - £26 - on Topshop website here:
I also saw, but didn't buy, this t shirt which in retrospect I like:
But there you have it - I liked it but didn't get it as I felt it may not be a sensible or long term purchase.
But sigh - I should have got it. Based on the thinking behind this post I should, anyway.
I'll leave the next option - 'a long hard logical look at your wardrobe' for another day!