Thanks for all your comments on the Wardrobe Capsules series I’m doing. I’ve had a few that have wondered how I could make so many outfits, so hopefully this polyvore will help to explain how 12 garments can make so many options. It’s all about mixing them up, each bottom goes with each top, each jacket works with all the tops and bottoms.
Each top can be worn with each bottom – so:
4 tops x 3 bottoms =12 outfits
3 jackets can be worn over each outfit to make new outfits – 3 x 12 = 36 outfits
Dress can be worn with each jacket or as a stand alone = 4 outfits
40 unique outfits from the clothes alone then add accessories:
3 scarves that can be worn with 2 of the tops + 18 more outfits
4 necklaces that can be worn with 3 of the tops + 27 more outfits
And I won’t even go into the shoe option changes!
Grand total 85 looks from these few garments and accessories. Now that’s money well spent!
Layer the blue top over the dress.
Layer the black top over the blue top.
Layer the black top over the blouse.
That gets you easily another 7 outfit options.